Oct 5, 2007- Working on an airplane again!

Got a call from Gene Day who used to be my mechanic on the Aztec. He asked if I could help him with a restoration project he was working on. It is a Navy Aircraft N3N “Canary”; a WWII biplane trainer similar to the Stearman but built by the Naval Aircraft Factory in the early part of the war. It is all metal- unlike the Stearman. It is taken down to the frame right now,

and there is a lot of work to be done, about 3 years worth.

I stripped 60 some years worth of paint from this part yesterday and will give him one day a week of labor.

Gene is one of those aviation history stories that I gotta tell you about– I’ll get that together and post it in the near future. This is what it should look like when finished:


About John Sep

Former Space Shuttle aerospace technician and private pilot now looking towards the next great adventure. Soon to be heading home from my overseas assignment! Transfered my blog from MySpace to here so check my older stuff for info and pictures from my days in space shuttle processing- lots of behind the scenes stuff! He drew pics, flew planes, fought fires and helped launch people into space - what will he do next?
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