Century Aviation

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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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Mitsubishi A6M3 Type 22 Zero

Mitsubishi A6M3 Type 22 Zero Our most recent restoration project was for Flying Heritage Collection, Everett, WA. Their Zero was recovered from Babo Island, Indonesia and taken to Russia for restoration from 1994-1997. It was then purchased by FHC and restoration continued at Chino, CA where it was converted to a two place airframe. From …

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