C119 Report - 8/15/2015 - 2015 Airshow & Forward Progress

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C119 Report - 8/15/2015 - 2015 Airshow & Forward Progress

Postby Dave Kolchuk » 15 Aug 2015 06:39

The C119 was looking real good for this year's airshow.
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The newly painted nose was a big improvement.
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This is the proud leader of the C119 Restoration Team. He was photographed while taking a break from his flight line duties.
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We had record crowds visiting the Boxcar this year. Many sought relief from the hot July sun in the shade of it's wings.
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This little fellow was fascinated with the plane's nose wheel.
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The tail of the plane also provided visitors some shade and a chance to relax.
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At one point the inside of the plane got so crowded that the C119 crew had to move our displays further back into the cargo area to accommodate everyone.
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The jeep came out again this year to be part of the display. It has always attracted a lot of attention.
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Our newly painted picnic tables got a lot of use over the weekend.
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Dave Oliver (Ollie) at far right, and George Norsen sitting next to him, spent a lot of time talking with our visitors.
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A week after the airshow, the scissors lift was brought out to start the next step in the restoration process - the propellers.
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Paul Nothnagle started by scraping the tops of the blades.
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Kevin House did the same on the lower blades.
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Larry Ricotta had to stretch to reach some areas.
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While that was going on, Paul Lazzara and I staked the Rose of Sharon trees that he recently planted. There are seven trees on the Park grounds and three more around the administration building.
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Dave Semley of Canada came down to help me clean the gear doors prior to painting.
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All four gear doors will be painted black. This starts the last stage of repainting the large areas of the plane's body.
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The ends and bottom edges were painted in green self-etching primer.
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Dave Kolchuk
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