Century Aviation

Categories: Restorations

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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1916 Sopwith PUP (2 airframes)

1916 Sopwith PUP (2 airframes) The Sopwith Pup was a British single seater biplane fighter aircraft used during the First World War. It was manufactured by the Sopwith Aviation Company and was officially named the Sopwith Scout. The “Pup” nickname arose because pilots considered it to be the “pup” of the larger two-seat Sopwith 1½ …

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1918 Curtiss JN-4D “Jenny”

1918 Curtiss JN-4D ‘Jenny’ In July of 2007 we delivered the restored JN-4D to Kermit Weeks at Fantasy of Flight in Polk City, FL. This JN-4D was damaged by Hurricane Andrew in 1992. The broken airplane had been shipped from Fantasy of Flight to our shop in East Wenatchee. We disassembled the aircraft and replaced …

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1918 DeHavilland DH-4 Mail Plane

1918 DeHavilland DH-4 Mail Plane In October we delivered a1918 DeHavilland DH-4B U. S. Air Mail version to Kermit Weeks and the Fantasy of Flight in Polk City, FL. Kermit Weeks purchased a number of DH-4 projects several years ago. These projects were part of the Tallman/Mantz collection, the Hollywood stunt pilots. They were built …

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