The Cactus Fly-In kicks off the airshow season with a large collection of Antiques, Classics, Warbirds, Replicas, and Homebuilt aircraft
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Bellanca 14-13 N77AY was built in 1946. Its construciton number is 1156.
Vans RV-8 N184RF was built by Rayond Findly in 2003. Its construction number is 80122.
DeHavilland of Canada DHC-2 Mk 1 Beaver N4110S was delivered to the US Army as L-20A 53-2801 on December 30, 1953. Its construction number is 593. J. W. Duff of Denver, Colorado registered it as N32414 in July 1994 and restoede it in Air Force marking with serial 53-2781 (which had originally been assigned to the DHC-2 carrying construction number 562). Russell Noble of Ardmore, Oklahoma registered it as N4110S on May 12, 2006.
Stearman N2S-3 254
DeHavilland of Canada DHC-1B-2-S5 Chipmunk N58038 was built in 1956. Its construction number is 176-214.
Piper J3C-65 Cub NC98667 was built in 1946. Its construction number is 18896.
Stearman C3R NC794H was built in 1930. Its construction number is 5036.
Bucker-Jungmann CASA 1-131 N443BD was built in 1953. Its construction number is E3B-443.
Ercoupe 415-C N2006H was built in 1946. Its construction number is 2629.
Ercoupe 415-C N93569 was built in 1946. Its construction number is 892.
Hatz CB-1 NX1279 was built by Mark Lightsey. Its construction number is 279.
Aeronca 15AC N1387H was built in 1949. Its construction number is 15AC-438.
Fairchild 24W-40 N28648 was built in 1940. Its construction number is W40-148.
Nees Great Lakes 2T-1A NC294F was built in 1978. Its construction number is 6804J-382.
Waco YMF replica N2269V was built by Classic Aircraft Corporation. Its construction number is F5028. It was registered to Stallion Aircraft 2 LLS on March 25, 2010.
Stearman A75N1 N107PR was built in 1941. Its construction number is 75-829. It is restored as a US Army PT-17.
Stearman A75N1 N5045V was built in 1942. Its construction number is 75-5422. It is restored as a US Navy N2S-5.
Stearman IB75A N51034 was built in 1941. Its construction number is 75-1048. It is restored as a US Navy N2S-1.
North American T-6G Texan N3158G was assigned Air Force serial 49-3152 after it was remanufactured.
North American P-51D Mustang Red Dog N514RP flew for the Army Air Corps as 44-74469. Its construction number is 122-41009. It was allocated to the 3rd Air Force at Chatham Field, Florida in 1945. It was transferred to the 27th Fighter Group at Kearney Air Force Base in 1948. It was transferred to the 182nd Tactical Fighter Squadron of the Texas Air National Guard at Brooks Air Force Base and then to the 136th FBW at Langley AFB in 1950. It was transferred to the 109th Fighter Interceptor Squadron of the Air Defense Command at Holloman Air Force Base in 1952. It was retired from the Air Force in 1958. Trans Florida Aviation of Sarasota, Florida registered it as N7723C in 1958 and had it modified to Cavalier Mk. 2 standard. It was delivered to FA Dominicana as FAD 1919 in 1960. Brian O'Farrel and Johnson Aviation of Miami, Florida recovered it from the Dominican Republic on May 19, 1984. Jerry Milesand Fighterbirds West of Riverbend, Arizona registered it as N51DJ in 1986. It was restored to airworthy condition at Chino, California and made its first post-restoration flight on September 13, 1987. It flew as Tally Ho II. Jerry Miles and Classic Air Parts of Miami, Florida acquired it in 1992 and sold it to Aero Craft Services in 1999. Classic American Aircraft, Incorporated of Poland, Ohio rebuilt it again from 2000 to 2002 and registered it as N1251D. Collectible Aircraft LLC of Maricopa, Arizona registered it as N514RP on May 23, 2007 and flies it as 44-72196 Red Dog.
Nose art of North American P-51D Mustang Red Dog N514RP
Cessna 195 N9339A carries construction number 7419.
Stinson L-5 N49279 was built in 1943. Its construction number is 76-512. It is restored as 42-98271 Guinea Short Lines.
Nose art of Stinson L-5 N49279 Guinea Short Lines.
Aero Commander 500U N67SS was built in 1967. Its construction number is 1727-30.
North American B-25J Mitchell Maid in the Shade N125AZ flew for the Army Air Corps as 43-35972. It was stored at Davis Monthan Air Force Base, Arizona in 1959. National Metals Company of Phoenix, Arizona registered it as N9552Z in January 1960 and sold it to Dothan Aviation of Dothan, Alabama in September 1960. It was fitted with an agricultural tank and spray bars in December 1960. John L. Stokes and Cen-Tex Aviation of San Marcos, Texas acquired it in August 1975 and sold it to Henry W. Fisher, Donald W. Ericson. and Robert E. Thompson of Bloomington, Mississippi in August 1979. It was bought by the Confederate Air Force of Harlingen, Texas in October 1981 and registered as N125AZ on September 6, 1991. It has been assigned to the Arizona Wing of the CAF at Mesa, Arizona in December 1999. It flies as 43-35972 Maid in the Shade.
Commemorative Air Force Aeronca L-16A.
Waco RNF NC110Y was built in 1930. Its construction number is 3298.
Fairchild M-62A-3 N52079 was built in 1943. Its construction number is FT-782. It is restored as a US Army Air Corps PT-19.
Boeing B-17G Flying Fortress N9323Z Sentimental Journey served the Army Air Force as 44-83514 and its construction number is 32155. It was retired to Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Arizona on January 27, 1959. Acme Aircraft Parts of Compton, California registered it as N9323Z on July 31, 1959. Western Air Industries of Anderson, California converted it to a fire fighting tanker in November 1960. It flew as Tanker E17. Aero Union Corporation of Chico, California flew it as Tanker C17 and Tanker 17 from June 6, 1962 until 1978. The Confederate Air Force of Midland, Texas acquired it on January 17, 1978. It flies with its original Army Air Force serial, 44-83514.
Twenty-nine years earlier: B-17G, N9323Z Sentimental Journey at Falcon Field, AZ on December 31, 1981. It had not yet received its dorsal and ball turrets. More photos of Sentimental Journey can be seen on the Boeing B-17G Flying Fortress N9323Z Sentimental Journey display.
Piper PA-18 N7590K was built in 1950. Its construction number is 18-307.
Cub Crafters CC18-180A N202HS was built in 2005. Its construction number is CC18-0001.
Consolidated P4Y-2 Privateer N2871G was delivered to the US Navy as PB4Y-2 BuNo 66302 in 1945 and was subsequently transferred to the US Coast Guard and redesignated P4Y-2G. It was put up for dispossal at Naval Air Station at Elizabeth City, North Carolina in August 1958. Ace Smelting Incorporated of Phoenix, Aarizona acquired it in 1959. Avery Aviation of Greybull, Wyoming registered it as N2871G later that year. It flew as tanker #A20, #B21, and #A23. Hawkins and Powers Aviation of Greybull, Wyoming bought it in July 1969 and flew it as tanker 121 until all Privateer tankers were removed from service in 2003. It has been registered to 4Y-2 LLC of Phoenix, Arizona since January 10, 2008.
Twenty-nine years earlier: P4Y-2 121, N2871G at the Goleta Tanker Station in October 1981. More Privateer tanker photos can be seen on the P4Y-2 Privateer Tankers display.
Ercoupe 415-C N2678H was built in 1946. Its construction number is 3303.
Cessna 190 N1500D was built in 1951. Its construction number is 7722.
Cessna 195 N4331N was built in 1947. Its construction number is 7078.
Highlander N332ME Harley Flyer Ole Tex was built by Warren McClatchy in 2005. Its construction number is JAESC0055.
Waco UPF-7 N184E was built in 1941. Its construction number is 5603.
Waco YMF replica N1935B was built in 1985. Its construction number is F5-001.
Great Lakes 2T-1A N294F was built in 1978. Its construction number is 6804J-382.
Dornier Bu133 N133JH was built in 1940. Its construction number is 26.
Culver LCA-1 Cadet NC29398 was manufactured in 1940. Its construction number is 191.
Grumman SCAN 30 G-44A Widgeon N3TD was manufactured in 1964. This is one of the 41 Widgeons built under license from Grumman by the French as the SCAN 30. Its construction number is 16. It has been re-engined with a pair of Lycoming TIO-540s.
Grumman SCAN 30 G-44A Widgeon N3TD
Grumman F8F-1 Bearcat NL9G was delivered to the US Navy as BuNo 90454. Its construction number is D.18. After retirement from active duty it served as an instructional airframe at Naval Air Field Norman, Oklahoma from 1950 to 1959. Ed Weiner of Los Angeles, California acquired it in 1959 and registered it first as N6624C and then as N3351. Vernon D. Jarvis of Decatur, Illinois bought it in 1963 and sold it to R.E. Schreder of Bryan, Ohio later that year. Gunther W. Balz of Kalamazoo, Michigan ac quired it in 1968 and registered it as N9G. Balz raced it first as #1 and then as #7 Roto Finish Special. Preston Parish and the Kalamazoo Aviation History Museum in Michigan bought it in 1978 and restored it in Royal Thai Air Force markings then in US Navy markings as BuNo 90454 #3F8. It was damaged during a forced landing at Columbia, Missouri on May 26, 1995 and later rebuilt to airworthy condition at Kalamazoo in 2001. It has been registered to Jens Meyerhoff of Fountain Hills, Arizona since May 26, 2009.
Grumman F8F-1 Bearcat NL9G
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Casa Grande Airport, Arizona hosts the Cactus and Copperstate Fly-ins
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