Till then, enjoy these stills from the Jimmy Stewart movie The Spirit of St. Louis. John Gaertner watched it the other day ans sent me these pictures of the Jenny used in the movie.
Also, if anyone out there is interested in buying a Jenny, Phil Mintari had decided to sell his machine. From barnstormers.com :
1917 CURTISS JENNY JN-4D • ACCEPTING OFFERS • This Curtiss Jenny SN/4072 was manufactured in late 1917 delivered in early April 1918 by Liberty Iron Works of Scramento CA, who had a 150 built contract from Curtiss Aircraft before the war ended in 1918. This aircraft by SN was based out of Love Field in Dallas, TX and has a TTA of 175.5 hrs verified by Smithsonian archives. Aircraft restoration was completed June 22, 2011. Aircraft is available for inspection by appointment only. Located in Ingram, TX. Contact Phil Mintari at 830 377 0533 for information and/or appointment. • Contact Danny Mintari, Owner - located Tomball, TX USA • Telephone: 281 450 3713 . • Posted July 22, 2011
You can also see a clip of the restoration on youtube: