From Ken Ramsay: Last Thursday Jim, Chet, Bill and I visited the Cutlass at Margaret Soplata’s place. Jim did a yeoman’s job of cutting the shoulder high weeds surrounding the aircraft. We determined that the folded wing tips can be removed relatively easily. The main wings will be a little harder but the joints are accessible. Lots of panel delamination. We could not get into the cockpit. Should be an interesting restoration. According to Wikipedia there are only 7 Cutlass still in existence.
Insignia is being applied to our Phantom. Squadron ident is in the works.
Paul has the F-105’s tail hook assembly almost complete. Needs some finishing touches and prime and paint.
Chet is doing some refurbishment on the Beech’s engines and nacelles.
The rudder for the Thunderbird vertical stabilizer for the F-100 Museum is coming along. Today we assembled all of the ribs, cut out the upper skins and drilled and fitted the left skin.
Then, Dan and I (mostly Dan) finished assembling the rudder.
Ray applied a coat of blue paint to the aft section of the Corsair.