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johnnyrace
12-03-2008, 06:05 PM
Anyone want a backyard playground airplane for the kids this Christmas?...I can't believe there isn't a museum somewhere that would pony up for this thing....

http://www.courtesyaircraft.com/N62G%20Douglas%20B-23%20Specs.htm

JET1
12-03-2008, 07:06 PM
Anyone want a backyard playground airplane for the kids this Christmas?...I can't believe there isn't a museum somewhere that would pony up for this thing....

http://www.courtesyaircraft.com/N62G%20Douglas%20B-23%20Specs.htm

I just don't have the 10 million dolars required to get it back in the air :rolleyes:

Race5
12-03-2008, 07:40 PM
Anyone want a backyard playground airplane for the kids this Christmas?...I can't believe there isn't a museum somewhere that would pony up for this thing....

http://www.courtesyaircraft.com/N62G%20Douglas%20B-23%20Specs.htm

Actually there is a museum coming to Midland next week to look at it. It would require alot of work though as it is really corroded.

Dave65882
12-03-2008, 07:40 PM
Wow, what a great looking piece of history. To bad i think it would be in violation of my home owners assotiation to have that in my yard.

hm66sk
12-03-2008, 09:11 PM
My ten year old would kill to have that in the back yard! A little pricey though. :D

Leo
12-04-2008, 08:30 AM
The H.O.A. would be the least of my problems! I can imagine where the wife would want me to put that...
It looks like it is one step away from returning to the dirt. Back in the 70's and early 80's there were several in the air. In northern Cali it was normal to see one and sometimes two at airshows.

flyingjibus
12-04-2008, 09:31 AM
I have the backyard. No HOA in site.

Please lt me know when to expect delivery.

retroaviation
12-04-2008, 12:07 PM
There has been a deposit placed on the airplane. The plan is for it to be moving up to the North East. That's all I can say for now.

Gary Austin
Director of Maintenance & Quality Assurance
Commemorative Air Force

dvddude
12-05-2008, 01:37 PM
There has been a deposit placed on the airplane. The plan is for it to be moving up to the North East. That's all I can say for now.

Gary Austin
Director of Maintenance & Quality Assurance
Commemorative Air Force

I hope that the HAG 1941 group buys it. It's already public information now of their intentions.

Leo
12-05-2008, 01:42 PM
Since it is so rare, it will be nice if it goes to a good home, either a static display or the daunting task of making it flyable.
In no means is that a bag on the CAF. They do an awesome job. Some projects are just outside of their means, and outside of practicality for a group like them.

Big_Jim
12-05-2008, 03:04 PM
At one point, back when HQ was still back at Old Rebel Field, was this bird painted in Olive Drab/Grey, with red & white stripes on the rudder? It has been a long time, but I remember a B-23 sitting outside painted like that.

Apteryx
12-05-2008, 05:50 PM
There has been a deposit placed on the airplane. The plan is for it to be moving up to the North East. That's all I can say for now.

Gary Austin
Director of Maintenance & Quality Assurance
Commemorative Air Force

Gary,
Have they looked at the one at Ione?


Paul

dvddude
12-06-2008, 09:40 PM
At one point, back when HQ was still back at Old Rebel Field, was this bird painted in Olive Drab/Grey, with red & white stripes on the rudder? It has been a long time, but I remember a B-23 sitting outside painted like that.


Yes, and it used to fly as well, until it was grounded by corrosion issues. I saw it fly at one of the Airsho's back in the late 70's.

retroaviation
12-10-2008, 11:32 AM
Gary,
Have they looked at the one at Ione?


Paul

They're here right now and said, "No, they haven't looked at the one in Ione. Too much money for their blood."

Gary