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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Thursday, June 12, 2014

Vintage Days - Candler Field Museum 2014

Every year our museum has a really fun event called Vintage Days.  We have old cars, tractors, planes and people in period attire wandering around the grounds.  There were three local bands playing music, a guy selling home made ice cream churned by a hit-or-miss engine, local vendors selling all kinds of stuff and of course food...lots of food.  All the proceeds benefited the museum and our new Youth Mentor Aviation program.

Details and photos of the event can be seen at:

Twice during the day we conducted a "Parade of Flight" for the nearly 1500 people who attended the event.

I was privileged to take Vic Syracuse with me on the first parade.  Vic was the DAR who issued us the Jenny's airworthiness certificate back in November.

Luckily, I had two teenage student pilots as wing walkers.  It was a warm, summer Georgia Day and they thought nothing of it.

 John Gaertner came all the way from Virginia to be there and I'm happy to say he got to fly under the Jenny wings he built.  Here is a link to the video he took:

 Local aviation Photographer John Slemp took some great photos during the event.  He shared one of me and my wife at the end of the event.

He also converted a few of his photos into black and white.

You can see some of his work here:

It is a neat, simple website filled with some great aviation photographs.




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