A note from Texas:
"Mark, Been flying the SNJ almost every day. Have about 18 hours on it
and pulled cowling and changes oil yesterday. Screens were clean. You
sold me a really nice airplane!
Much thanks!" -Scott
This February issue also featured "A
Midsummer Night's Tale, Our Excellent Norwegian Adventure"
Click Here to Read More!
Pritzker Military Library
public TV special on the
Lake Michigan Carrier and Aircraft Recovery
"I am not one that go on about things but I just
have to report back to you on the Cayuse OH-6A and the UH204 that I
purchased through you. The machines is just stunning and didnít miss a
beat whilst we operate her intensively g the festive season at the
coast. The little Cayuse was immensely popular beyond tourist and locals
and was complimented by friend and foe! Thanks once again for offering
and trading this machine to us! This is machine #2 bought through
Courtesy Aircraft, and after the first deal on the UH204, I didnít think
I could be so satisfied again, but it proof to be wrong! Both machines
is well treasured by us, and although old, they operate like new
machines...and the compliments is theirs and that of Mike, who incubated
them for us. All the best for you and your company for 2013 and
may your company go from strength to strength...we need more of such
authentic operator/outlets!! Attached find few pictures of
operations of Cayuse and Huey!"
Aircraft Carrier Embark
compliments of the Naval Aviation Museum Foundation
recently had a rare chance to see first hand what life is like aboard an
active aircraft carrier. It was a wonderful experience that he felt was
important to share with you. To see how our y\ng military serves our... Click
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"Super Rabbit" North American B-25 Heads East to It's New Home
CONGRATS to Kyle McQueen
Passed his T-28 Checkout and now Flying his New North American
T-28C back Home!
Pictured Above, (Left) Kyle McQueen and (Right) Examiner Ed
EAA's Squadron 4
Veteran's Day Forum Held at Courtesy Aircraft's Hanger Guest Speaker- George Kaiser was
a radar navigator on a B-17 in the 8th air force, 452th bomb
group, 729th squadron. On his 26th mission, his squadron was
attacked by ME 109's, 190's, and 262's. The 109's rammed 2
B-17's as they were out of ammo. He gave his presentation to us
at the Veterans' Forum and it was a treat!
We hope to see you again next year! Click Photos Below to Enlarge
Congratulations to Sam Strahan!
New Owner of N27775 North American SNJ-4
-CONGRATS TO TOM HILL-
NEW T-6G OWNER!
N726KM SOLD AUGUST 2012
Sells Aircraft Worldwide:
T-33 Returns to the Sky's of Norway! Click Photos Below to view this remarkable Trans-Atlantic
trip! A special thank you to our
partners- Heritage Aero, Avionics Place and International Jets
for making this possible.
Rockford, IL USA- Quebec City, Canada - Goosebay, Newfoundland-
Greenland - Kevlavik, Iceland - End: Norway
Just to say we have loads of fun with the UH, and itís a stunning
machine. Its new registration is now V5-HUE!
We are busy
to install the hoist and Medivac litter kit and it seems that we will
need bits and piece like the 3X stretchers with attachement etc. We will
try to sort out what we have and we will really appreciate it if we can
submit the detail of missing items to complete these installation that
you can either see if you can source it or put us in contact with the
right supplier in this regard. All the best for the new year,..and we
looking forward receiving the Hughes 500 too! -Rainier Arangies
Congratulations to Addison- New Owner of a Grumman Goose Project!
Goose transaction went very smooth with your help and expertise.
The airplane was everything we had hoped for in terms of a structurally
sound Grumman G21A Goose project for me and my family. I was very
pleased with the negotiation process and the fairness on the part of the
Palm Springs Air Museum and yourself. Your reputation as a
straight shooter rings true. Now we get busy and start to breath
new life into this treasure over the next few years."
- Addison Pemberton
TF-51 Sold By Courtesy Aircraft
Featured on Air Classics Magazine
noticed the names below the forward canopy widow, they are my Uncle, Al
Kinder, my Dad's younger Brother, who
flew B-17's during WWII over Europe after his pilot training was
finished and my Dad who was an instructor during the war.
My Dad, eventually went on to fly for Eastern Airlines during the war.
Both lived into their 80's.
I felt an emotional obligation to put their names on my aircraft to
honor them as aviators and to honor their lives.
Both were strong influences on my and my brother's lives and aviation
careers." Congratulations Lou! N3753G Looks Great!
From Courtesy Aircraft's Hanger
Congratulations to Mr. Luc Hellings and
his new North American T-28!
"The T-28 arrived safely at our
workshop on Friday. Tomorrow we will start putting it together.
Thank you for making it happen so smoothly, it was a pleasure doing
business with you and we look forward to more in the future. Heritage
Aero did an excellent job in packing the aircraft!"
Flying Aces Services & Training
Responsible for Re-assembling the Aircraft
Congratulations to Steve Reed
New Owner of a beautiful Piper Lance
Ford Tri-Motor Pays Courtesy Aircraft A Visit
Soon to be performing
A Great P-51 In-flight Photo From a Friend-
"Scat IV" sold by Courtesy and "Charlotte's Chariot II" owned by
Dan Fordice who is also a T-6 customer.
ATTENTION AIRCRAFT OWNERS:NEW FAA RULING on
Aircraft Re-Registration This rule
establishes specific registration expiration dates over a three-year
period for all aircraft registered before October 1, 2010, and requires
re-registration of those aircraft according to a specific schedule. All
aircraft registrations issued on or after October 1, 2010, will be good
for three years with the expiration date clearly shown.
Click Here To View Deadline for Your Aircraft
Topics discussed: Current Trends, Courtesy Aircraft's Inventory and the
National Warbird Operator Conference
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T-28 Formation Clinic Sponsored by Courtesy Aircraft
Hi Mark, Just a
quick note to say "Thank-you" again for your help in sponsoring the NATA
T-28 Formation Clinic in Conord, NC. The weather was wonderful, everyone
flew a lot and had a great time! Thanks again for your help!
Mark, Just a brief update. I just flew my 50th hour in the Bearcat last
night. The plane is doing well. Attached are some pictures. The
plane is an amazing performer and the Mustang folks do not enjoy taking
off with me. Give your staff my regards and tell them that she is in
good hands and flown 2-3 times per week. Best regards, Jens
Some pictures from a friend...
Pictured Left, Customer Darrel Berry's 2 Beech AT-11s and his dream
plane, the B-17. Wouldn't he love to get a hold of that one? Pictured
Right, One of Darrel's award winning AT-11s sold by Courtesy Aircraft.
From Courtesy Aircraft's Hanger to the
Congratulations to Jan van der Flier and
his new North American TF P-51 Mustang!
Mark, Sorry for my late reaction but I did spend four days in the
Mustang. I am very happy she has arrived and we worked hard to assemble
her. She is in marvelous condition and built with enormous
craftsmanship. We all are impressed about the rebuilding job that has
been done. We had to trust you about the aircraft and it was worth it,
we only had some internet photo's to decide the sale. We got a
wonderful restored Mustang from you. Thanks Mark."
-Jan van der Flier, Owner
"Scat VII is now operational. Last Friday I did two test flights. They
went very smooth. Saturday I few with Jan for the first time. We went on
a 2 hour navigation flight and ferried Scat VII to Antwerp in Belgium.
Jan was very impressed by the performance of the Mustang. He is very
happy to have flown his new aircraft! Attached are some pictures of the
assembly and engine run."
- Marcel Peerlkamp, pilot
The Warbird Heritage Foundation is a not-for-profit foundation created
for the purpose of acquiring, restoring, displaying, and demonstrating
various antique aircraft of historic military significance. The
Foundation's focus is on preserving it's aircraft in flying condition,
demonstrating these aircraft at air shows and other special events, and
promoting public interest in historic military aircraft.
Friends of Courtesy Aircraft, Jim and Cathy Read
featured in The Beacher Weekly Newspaper
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Schuyler Shipley and his new BT-13! Congratulations
Best of Wishes to Tom Hill
Recently Checked-Out in his North American T-28B
Tom Hill's T-28 Check-Out with Ed Finnegan, T-28 Check Airman
Congratulations to Mike Myers on his purchase on N604 North
Pictured after his check-out in his new aircraft.
His smile says it all...
Congratulations to Jim Allen and Paul Walter, winner of the
Judges Choice-Jet 2009 Award
N370 WB Cessna T-37 "Tweety Bird" Sold by Courtesy Aircraft Click here to view and
select "Warbirds Aircraft Winners Announced"
to Darrel Berry on
his purchase of this beautiful,
award winning Beech AT-11!
Darrel shown in photo at left with the AT-11.
In-flight photo by Paul Bowen.