Yearly Archives: 2014

/2014

Remembering SRA Early Days

Photo 1   Photo 2 After a chance meeting with SRA founder Don Williams, I joined the organization in early 1965, having just been discharged from the Army at Ft. Hood, Texas. Needless to say there was no spare money. I married my original wife Sandy [...]

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The History of N67957

It’s not every day you find a diamond in the rough. For Jack Fedor, that gem was embodied as the remnants of a 450 Stearman rich in history. Here he shares the story of his 4 year quest to restore this once forgotten aircraft. Beginning in December of 2005, I [...]

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Lack of Engine Oil Pressure on Startup

Several months ago I was combining the delivering of a DH Beaver (aka The Aerial 1 Ton Moving Truck) to have her floats installed with commuting to work. The early evening light was gorgeous as I started cranking the faithful Pratt, and I was truly looking forward to the short [...]

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Snakebit by a Stearman

Where do I begin? Well, let’s start at the beginning. I grew up an “airport brat”. My Dad had a J-5 Cub which I spent my young life in. I was always at one of the local airports. My Dad was really involved - if it wasn’t the CAP, it [...]

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Member Tip

The square end on the carburetor finger screen presents a problem when trying to tighten after inspection and cleaning. The shape and clearances relative to the carburetor body make tightening problematic. Making the enclosed modification to a 11 /16 8 point socket corrects the problem, and allows as much torque [...]

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Member Recognition

Lt. Col. R. Patrick Phillips receives the Kittinger Award from GOAA Board Members Domingo Sanchez, Dean Asher and Chairman Frank Kruppenbacher. GOAA Board members, Congressman John Mica, Col. Joe Kittinger and family members of Medal of Honor recipients help unveil a new plaque to honor Central Florida’s four Medal [...]

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