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  • Propstrike
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    • Mar 2004
    • 4010

    The Great Texas Buchon Disposal - Neat photos and article

    A nice piece on Connie Edward's private air force, just before it is sold off. I don't think this link has been posted here before, but apologies if a duplicate

    The photos are very atmospheric, probably an opportunity never to be seen again.

    http://www.aopa.org/News-and-Video/A...lot/f_talltale
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  • trumper
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    • Aug 2003
    • 6740

    #2
    Cracking photo-how atmospheric,historic in it's own right now.

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    • Trolly Aux
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      • May 2006
      • 3854

      #3
      The Video

      SMOKE SMOKE GO!
      TA out

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      • Soggy
        Rank 5 Registered User
        • Oct 2009
        • 188

        #4
        What a Gent, a truly inspirational man.

        Phil

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        • Trolly Aux
          Rank 5 Registered User
          • May 2006
          • 3854

          #5
          I do wonder if some day this could be topped? it would have to be something none of us know about.
          SMOKE SMOKE GO!
          TA out

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          • Rob68
            Rank 5 Registered User
            • Mar 2006
            • 792

            #6
            Thanks for posting

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            • 1batfastard
              Rank 5 Registered User
              • Jan 2013
              • 3449

              #7
              Hi All,
              Propstrike and TrollyAux
              The article and those pictures are just excellent along with the video. I feel it is such a shame that he is only selling due to the loss of his son and has no legacy now to leave behind but what a gent many thanks for the postings both.

              Geoff.
              Last edited by 1batfastard; 25th October 2014, 17:02.

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              • mmitch
                Member
                • Mar 2003
                • 1753

                #8
                Is the destination(s) of the airframes known yet? I read the 'on their way to Europe may be UK' rumours in the Summer.
                Surely if several are to be restored they will end up at separate facilities?
                I'm sure that 2 seater would be the first on any list.
                mmitch.

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                • Flying_Pencil
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                  • Sep 2010
                  • 737

                  #9
                  I saw that on cover of my AOPA mag but never had time to open it...

                  That is a gold mine in both the history and the pilots thoughts.

                  Thanks for shareing.

                  BTW, interesting that AOPA, Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association, wrote this piece.
                  Not their main mission, but I suspect with the CAF beceomming more visible and closer ties to AOPA it is brining more attnetion to warbirds to community
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                  • Flying_Pencil
                    Rank 5 Registered User
                    • Sep 2010
                    • 737

                    #10
                    Originally posted by mmitch View Post
                    Is the destination(s) of the airframes known yet? I read the 'on their way to Europe may be UK' rumours in the Summer.
                    Surely if several are to be restored they will end up at separate facilities?
                    I'm sure that 2 seater would be the first on any list.
                    mmitch.
                    Google and yee shall find your answer:

                    http://www.aopa.org/News-and-Video/A...airplanes-sold
                    Do17 recovery fund
                    Since 2004 dedicated to researching Do-17, 1000+ period photos, manuals, history, technology to put aircraft in perspective.

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                    • scotavia
                      scotavia
                      • Nov 2005
                      • 2832

                      #11
                      The Spitfire to England,6 Buchons to Europe and a Mustang staying in the USA.

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                      • mmitch
                        Member
                        • Mar 2003
                        • 1753

                        #12
                        Originally posted by Flying_Pencil View Post
                        Google and yee shall find your answer:

                        http://www.aopa.org/News-and-Video/A...airplanes-sold
                        Yes I had read that thanks. '6 Buchons to Europe' but I think that even a ARCO or a Meir Motors would be pushed to restore that lot!
                        mmitch.

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                        • redvanner
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                          • Apr 2010
                          • 379

                          #13
                          Originally posted by mmitch View Post
                          Yes I had read that thanks. '6 Buchons to Europe' but I think that even a ARCO or a Meir Motors would be pushed to restore that lot!
                          mmitch.
                          Well, it all depends on the timeframe chosen by the owner. If one is fully restored, sold, another one restored after the sale it would be possible for either of them.
                          I doubt there is a market for all of them at the same time.

                          Michael

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