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Wind and Heat Doesn’t Hold Back Ranger Airshow

Grass cut? Check. FAA Waiver? Check. 30 briskets? Check. Performers? Check.
Everything was set up for another record year at Ranger, but a stationary front to the north and compressional warming caused by a high to the south had different plans. More simply, it was very hot, and very windy. What a difference wind makes. In [...]

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Wings are Ready for Flight

The Barn Cub’s wings have been covered. Follow along the covering process by viewing the Gallery.

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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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