Curtiss Jenny Restoration

Welcome! We hope you enjoy following the restoration process of a 1918 Curtiss JN4D Jenny. Once completed, the aeroplane will be flown and displayed at the Candler Field Museum in Williamson GA (30 miles south of Atlanta). You can contact me below by clicking on "VIEW MY PROFILE"

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Location: Peachtree City, Georgia, United States

Monday, December 30, 2013

Neat perspective

David Martin sent me these pictures the other day and I just had to share them.

Below is a picture taken from a Jenny in 1918 showing Call Field in Wichita Falls, TX

And the same photo today!

You can still see the outline of Call Field off the wingtip.

A few years ago, the city of Wichita falls gathered enough funds to buy this Jenny and display it at the WWI Call Field Living Museum at the Kickapoo Airport.  Weather permitting, they flew the Jenny just about every weekend for people to enjoy.  David Martin was one of their display pilots. I thought it was a fantastic idea!

Unfortunately, the city decided it was too much of a financial risk to keep the Jenny flying.

So, they are going to clip the Jenny's wings and hang it inside the Wichita Falls Airline Terminal building.



Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Good flying weather

 Finally...some nice weather!  After a week and a half of rain, it finally cleared up enough to fly the Jenny again. 

About to start the takeoff roll.

Looking at the airstrip off the right wing.

Johnson Airspeed Indicator worked fine.

A very enjoyable day.