Century Aviation

Categories: Conservation/Preservation

1919 DeHavilland DH-4B

1919 DeHavilland DH-4B

1919 DeHavilland DH-4B From 2014 to 2016 we contracted with the National Park Service at Fort Vancouver National Historic Site to restore a 1919 DeHavilland DH-4B “Liberty” biplane for exhibit at Pearson Air Museum and Jack Murdock Aviation Center. The contract between the National Park Service and Century Aviation provided for the purchase and restoration …

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F/A-18A Hornet

F/A-18A Hornet This Hornet is owned by the National Museum of the Marine Corps located in Triangle, VA near the Marine Corps Base Quantico. This Hornet has a great history. It was the first Marine Corps aircraft to be launched after the attacks on 911. It patrolled the skies around Washington, DC for the next …

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1926 FB-5 “Hawk”

1926 FB-5 “Hawk” The Boeing Pursuit Aircraft FB-5 was a fighter in the 1920s. They were operated by both the U.S. Navy and the U.S. Marine Corps. This FB-5 is owned by the National Museum of the Marine Corps located in Triangle, VA near the Marine Corps Base Quantico. Our contract included transporting the aircraft …

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Douglas SBD Dauntless – Wings

Douglas SBD Dauntless – Wings The Restoration Department of the National Museum of the Marine Corps located in Triangle, VA near the Marine Corps Base Quantico is restoring an SBD Dauntless Dive Bomber.  Century Aviation was contracted to assist this restoration by rebuilding the outer wing panels for the SBD.  This project consisted of taking …

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SPAD XIII

SPAD XIII This SPAD XIII replica came to the Museum of Flight in Seattle, WA as part of the Champlin Fighter Collection purchased by the Museum of Flight in 2003. It had cotton fabric on it which was deteriorating. Our job was to assist with disassembly of the airframe and work with the MOF staff …

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1919 Curtiss Oriole “Kristine”

1919 Curtiss Oriole “Kristine” In early 1922 the Norwegian Arctic/Antarctic explorer Roald Amundsen traveled to the USA and decided to try to purchase an aircraft good enough for Antarctic conditions. He decided on a Curtiss Oriole which Glenn H Curtiss gave to him to be used with an Arctic exploration. A 160 hp Curtiss C-6 …

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Boeing F4B-4

Boeing F4B-4 Century Aviation restored a 1932 Boeing F4B-4 Navy Bi-plane fighter. This was a 2½ year project starting with building the wooden wings from scratch. Client: National Museum of Naval AviationPensacola, Florida

DeHavilland DH-4B

DeHavilland DH-4B The restoration of this aircraft was for the National Museum of the United States Air Force at Wright Patterson Air Force Base in Dayton, Ohio. This airfame was restored to original and is complete to the point where, if oil, fuel and coolant were added, the aircraft would fly. The aircraft was restored …

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1943 Mitsubishi “Zero”

1943 Mitsubishi A6M2 Type 21 Zero We restored this aircraft for the United States Air Force Museum in Dayton, Ohio at Wright Patterson Air Force Base. They provided a partially restored airframe and a second airframe that was recovered from the South Pacific Islands several years ago. The aircraft was restored as accurately as possible …

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