C119 Report - 3/18/2012 - Ramping Up.

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C119 Report - 3/18/2012 - Ramping Up.

Postby Dave Kolchuk » 18 Mar 2012 17:53

The C119 Cargo ramps we've been waiting for are here!
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Kevin and Ollie wasted no time unwrapping them.
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They were moved into the 1941 hanger where they will be cleaned, painted, and given a new layer of anti-skid material. Ollie's friend Marcia looks on.
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Ollie and his friend Marcia Fox. It is due to Marcia's generous donation to the C119 Restoration Fund that we were able to purchase these original equipment ramps.
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I recently took advantage of the unusually warm weather to get my hands dirty.... er..... clean, and wash the C119's trim tabs in preparation for their patching and painting.
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The SUNY Geneseo interns continued to help us during the winter. Brandon Horton used the grinder to remove corrosion and old paint from the trim tab mounting brackets.
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Several interns swarmed over the service ladder, removing paint and corrosion to get it ready for painting. From left to right are: Mike (Blue and white Stripes), Andrew Yankay (In background) Paul Kennedy, and Matt.
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Looks like they've just about got it ready!
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Last Wednesday was a beautiful day and Kevin opened up the C119 to receive some special visitors of mine.
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This is AIden and Tyler, my grandsons visiting from Detroit, Michigan.
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The boys gave the C119 cockpit a thorough inspection.
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The kids love these big old planes. Tyler is ready to join our crew and get to work!
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Grandpa Dave and Tyler. I get to see these boys only a few times a year and show them off every chance I get. After all, that's my job, isn't it?
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Thanks to Reed Hall, Tyler was able to see an airplane close up! That's Tyler's dad, my son Chris, in the foreground.
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This is where future pilots come from!
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Dave Kolchuk
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