Mojave Airport Plane Crazy Saturday
February 20, 2010

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The Mojave Airport hosted another Plane Crazy Saturday fly-in on February 20, 2010. The day was marked by a cold wind that drove the memorabiloia vendors into the hall next to the Voyager Restaurant inside the administration building.

A constitution blue 1941 Chevrolet Deluxe Sedan is part of the collection of the Mojave Transportation Museum. Behind the Chevy, Fouga CM 170 Magister N363F has been owned by Al Hansen since June 4, 1996. Its construction number is 363.

1941 Chevrolet Deluxe Sedan

Al Hansen displays some of the aircraft in his collection at each Plane Crazy Saturday. Grumman S2F-1 Tracker N8110X carries construction number 307. It was delivered to the U.S. Navy as BuNo 136398 in 1958. Canadair Sabre Mk.6 N38453 is restored as U.S. Air Force F-86F, 51-13487. It flew for the South African Air Force as #378. It was registered by Flight Systems in October 1983. It was acquired by Global Aerospace of Newport Beach, California in September 1992. It has been owned by Al Hansen since October 6, 1994. North American T-28B Trojan N328RB Sooo Divine was delivered to the U. S. Navy as BuNo 137645. After retirement from the Navy, it was operated by the US Forestry Service at Albuquerque, New Mexico from 1966 to 1972. It was delivered to MASDC for storage on May 5, 1976. It entered the civil register as N132Z. Ed Hotelling of Prescott, Arizona acquired it in 2000 and registered it as N328RB. It made an emergency landing on the beach at Oxnard, California on April 34, 2007. Albert Hansen bought it on November 21, 2007.

Cessna 170B N8250A is flown by Craig Ryan. It was built in 1952 and carries construction number 25102. It has been registered to Wallace White since October 6, 2000. It won the Classic Custom 1945-1955 category at the EAA fly-in at Oshkosh in 2010. This Cessna 170B has been modified with 180 gear, baggage door and 210 HP Continental IO-360 engine.

Thorp T-18 N6CM has been registered to Christopher Schultz since April 29, 2002.

Thorp T-18 N338Q has been registered to Tom Jones (NASA Engineer, not the singer) since June 27, 2008. It is based at Rosamond Skypark.

Later in the day: Strong winds blowing along the face of the Tehachapi Mountains created a fast moving stream of clouds. The airplane is a McDonnell-Douglas F-4 Phantom.

The next Plane Crazy Saturday is scheduled for March 20, 2010.

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