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Rigging the Cub

On Thursday, December 9, Steve Pierce, Cathy Pierce, Tal Erickson and myself rigged J3 #20304. The rigging marked the first time the wings and fuselage were brought together since being separated in 2009. A digital level was utilized during the process and everything came together nicely. A few full and one half turns of the [...]

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C-49J Visits Ranger Airfield

Southern Cross visited Ranger Airfield on October 16. The aircraft, part of the John L. Terry Heritage Foundation, is based at Meacham International Airport, Fort Worth, Texas.

The aircraft was ordered before WWII by TWA with Wright Cyclone engines and was completed in December 1941. Due to the attack on Pearl Harbor, many aircraft were pressed into military [...]

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Barn Cub Wings Gallery

The Barn Cub’s Wings gallery is up. With help from Steve Pierce, Si Roach, Charles Calvert, Cathy Pierce, Lee Cockrell, Kalyn Davidson, and Bill Martin, the Barn Cub’s wings were finished November 29. Covering will commence soon.

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Paul Beach visits with a pilot and his granddaughter during the Ranger Airshow & Fly-In

Paul A. Beach

Paul A. Beach, 66, of Garza County died Sunday November 14, 2010 at his private airport. For those so fortunate to know him, Paul was an unparalleled character. Traversing Texas in his Boeing Stearman, we came to know Paul at Ranger in 2008. He had been a fixture at Ranger since and was a great advocate of the [...]

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Shawn Scott Preserves Cub’s Boot Cowl

Renowned RV aircraft builder and A&P Shawn Scott joined the Barn Cub project by repairing the original boot cowl. His great work can be seen in the accompanying photos. Corrosion in only a very small area threatened usage of the cowling. If a patch was to be installed it was of great importance to not be visible [...]

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