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Stinson Photos from Around the World
December 8, 2009. Lynn O'Donnell
sent these photos.
N4171C, is a
Stinson 108-3, owned by Robert Hadow and Lynn O’Donnell. These pictures were
taken by Henri Payre of France on his first ever trip to Oshkosh in 2007. Henri,
along with Heinz Bitterman, flew another Stinson in formation with N4171C from
NJ to Watertown, Wisconsin to meet up for the mass fly-in to Oshkosh.
November 6, 2009. Don and Wanda
Goodman, of Goode, Virginia, flew into VA99, home of Hangar 9 Aeroworks on a
very windy morning. A skilled pilot and a capable airplane handled the
gusty conditions and short airstrip impressively. This 108-3 has won many
awards and has been featured on the cover of Vintage Airplane Magazine. It
is powered by a 180 horsepower Franklin and features a constant speed prop.
It sure was nice to look out my back door and see this beauty parked on the
Updated 11/6/2009. A new red bike and
a new blue Stinson. This photo was taken around 1948. The little boy in
the photo is Bill Marks. The Stinson, NC332C, a 108-2 Flying Station
Wagon, belonged to Bill's Dad, Owen Marks, who bought this Stinson when it was
new. Owen Marks owned and operated Marks Flying Service at Marks Field, Lawton,
Michigan. Marks Field closed more than 25 years ago and became Marks Golf
Course. The plane was located by Bill Marks and registered in his
name in 2007. I received an email in November, 2009 from Tom Brucks who
said his Dad learned to fly at Marks Field after WWII and flew this plane in the
fall of 1947.
February 15, 2009. Mark Meiggs sent
this photo of his extraordinary 108-3, which he has named "Patty". It has
been converted to a 108-5 with the switch to a 180 horsepower Franklin
335B1 purpose-built by
Greg Lucas along with a McCauley C21 CS propeller. Notice the many other
visible modifications to this Stinson including Cleveland brakes, observer
doors, one piece windshield, split cowl, and vortex generators. Mark says,
"My intent was never to authenic-ize the restoration but to include
modifications that were safety related and performance enhancing but, alas, too
numerous to mention. I suppose you could call Patty a retro restoration. "
December 20, 2008. British
photographer Terry Fletcher sent this photo he shot while touring Alaska.
This is an example of a "working airplane" and so lacks the polish of many of
the restored classics pictured here. What is amazing is that this plane is
still earning its keep after 75 years. This is a 1933 Stinson Junior,
NC13822, serial number 8774, registered to Fred and Mark Walatka of Anchorage.
Fred Walatka is a civil engineer who operates a land surveying firm in the
November 15, 2008. Ray Johnson sent
this aerial photo of NC949D, a 108-2 restored to perfection by the late Butch
Walsh. 949 Delta is now owned by Dana Segler of Granbury, Texas.
November 5, 2008. Bob and Pat
Pustell sent this photo of their metalized 108-2 Voyager, named "Miss Rose."
Serial number is 108-2419 and the registration is N9419K. Miss Rose is
based at Windsock Village Airpark in New Hampshire.
September 16, 2008. Terry Fletcher
sent this photo of an L-5, serial number 1428, believed to be the only one
flying in the UK.
The aircraft was
photographed at the 2008 Vintage and Classic Fly-in at Turweston , UK.
It was apparently restored a couple of years ago and is now based in Norfolk in the
UK - but still retains its N6438C registration.
March 7, 2008. Steve Clouse of Ely,
Minnesota, sent this photo of his 108-3. Restoration was completed in
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