Aircraft Spruce would like to announce the winner in our "Share and Win Gift Card Giveaway"!
Congratulations to Mark Albert in winning this quarter's drawing for sharing his building success story titled "The Waco YKS-7".
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The Waco YKS-7
I am a big fan of vintage aircraft and War Birds as well. That is why I volunteer 4 days a week at the Midway Museum and San Diego Air and Space Museum. Previously I assisted with the restoration of only static aircraft. Then the opportunity arose to "annual" the Waco YKS-7. It last flew 23 years ago after a restoration by San Diego Aerospace volunteers at that time and the Museum wants to fly her again. What a great aircraft from the golden era of aviation.
We started the "Jake" a few months ago and one of the original restoration volunteers was on hand to see her run again after so many years. I need to offer a personal thank you to this person, Mr. Frank Huttle, who flew C-47s in WWII. He also taught me to cover planes and deal with many other issues surrounding old aircraft. Thanks for your help Frank.
The Waco required the replacement of a number of solid and flexible fluid lines, tires, tubes and seals as well as a lot of the wing hardware. I could count on Spruce to deliver in a timely manner. Thanks Spruce for being there when I needed you.