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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Sunday, June 01, 2014

Alaska Jenny Pics

 A friend sent me these pictures of Alaska pioneer pilot Ben Eilson's Jenny. 

 

 



Ben Eilson had a fascinating life.  If you want to read about him, click on this link:

http://beneielson.com/2011/02/timeline/

Anyway, Ben's Jenny hung in the rafters of the Fairbanks Airport terminal for many years.  The original wings had been lost and inaccurate replicas were made. You can see the wings in this photo.


Several years ago, John Morak contacted me.  He was part of a group of volunteers in Fairbanks who wanted to restore Ben's Jenny.  They needed some wing strut drawings and I was happy to oblige. 


As you can see, they did a great job.  If you are ever in Fairbanks, check it out!

Cheers

Brian

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