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"
- Name: Brian Karli
- Location: Peachtree City, Georgia, United States
Saturday, June 28, 2014
Thursday, June 12, 2014
Vintage Days - Candler Field Museum 2014
Details and photos of the event can be seen at: www.peachstateaero.com
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:
Sunday, June 01, 2014
Alaska Jenny Pics
Ben Eilson had a fascinating life. If you want to read about him, click on this link:
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!