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April/May update on Lope’s Hope the 3rd

The folks at Aircorps Aviation celebrated as the wings for Lope's Hope the 3rd rolled of the semi trailer and into the shop. Having just been delivered from Odegaard Wings, the wings are now ready for the landing gear and other assembly before being fitted onto the...

Skins on the Zero

The Zero is coming along great! Most of the structural work is done. Skins are being made and attached to the rear fuselage. The replica guns and tailhook are in final assembly. Progress can be seen at Aircorps...

Spring Update on the P-47

Much of the work being done on the P-47 isn't as noticeable to the naked eye. Lots of scanning, machining and building is taking place at AirCorps Aviation. The wing fittings have come back from being magnetic particle tested and cad painted. Above is the Republic...

Spring Update on Lope’s Hope the 3rd

Progress on the P-51C Mustang, Lope's Hope the 3rd at AirCorps Aviation, is going along great! The wings are nearing completion at Odegaard Aviation and wiring is underway in the cockpit. Great effort has been made to use the same period style wiring as was used in...

Spring Update on the Zero

Last month AirCorps Aviation released the newest info on the restoration and renovation of the museum's A6M2 Zero. The rear fuselage is coming along nicely with trial fittings of the outer skin being made. The rear fuselage framework, vertical and horizontal...

75th Anniversary of the Doolittle Tokyo Raid

B-25J "Betty's Dream" coming to Dayton, Ohio for 75th Anniversary of the Doolittle Tokyo Raid April 18, 2017. The anniversary event begins April 15-16 at Grimes Field, Champaign Aviation Museum in Urbana, Ohio where "Betty's Dream" will be on static public display...

The Zero is Coming Along Great!

The repairs on the Zero are showing daily changes as progress by AirCorps Aviation is pushing to get the plane up flying this spring. As many parts as possible are being reused with leftover ones from the Blayd Corporation to fill in where needed. The vertical...

Progress on the P-47

Progress on the museum's P-47D Razorback, currently being restored by AirCorps Aviation, is off to a great start this year! The tail cone has been assembled and fitted. It was then disassembled and painted with the protective zinc chromate coating. After the paint was...

TFLM to Perform at Reno Air Races 2017

The Texas Flying Legends Museum has the honor to be the main performance show at the 2017 Reno Air Races at Stead Airport this September, the first all warbird demonstration team to perform at the Reno Air Races. In addition to bringing the full six ship act that we...

The Prototype XC-53A

The museum's C-53, while currently in a DC-3 configuration, actually started in 1942 as a prototype for Douglas Aircraft. It was the only XC-53A built and was used for testing a full trailing edge wing flap. The C-53/C-47 was becoming a widely used platform and the...

Winter Update on the P-47D Razorback

Work on the museum's P-47D Razorback, currently being restored at AirCorps Aviation, is going quite well. Over the last couple of months work has progressed on the dismantling of the fuselage as well as progress on the tail section. The horizontal stabilizer is out of...

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