Fairey Firefly PP462 - ex RCN rescued from Ethiopia 1992
Duncan towing out
36 liter GRIFFON V-12
Getting the prop off.
Albert holding 2,000 hp.
" In the Navy "
the ' CROW '
SAM machine shop
Southbend Heavy 10 lathe - built 1942
RANGER 6 cyl inverted motor - 1950's
motor mount at top left.
Motor was missing 1 of 4 mounts
Once painted it will not be as ugly.
Back from the welding shop
BEECH 18 Expeditor that SAM foundation acquired from Quebec .
It was used for skydiving and cargo ops before that.
SAM knew It was an RCN plane based at Shearwater in the 50's.
Stripping the paint before polishing the fuselage.
To be restored to original RCN colours.
Usual suspects . . .
Earl Cassidy , Lara's dad who flew these Harvards in Montreal.
Mick working on the Firefly.
Nelson riveting a new panel on.
Melissa - Avenger wrench and AME
Brad cutting T- 6061 on a table saw , using a carbide blade . . . . easy !
Brad and Chris