For the past decade, a 1942 Douglas DC-3 has been abandoned in the tall grass at Covington Municipal Airport (9A1), Georgia. Now, a team from London, England, with help from local EAA members, is working to restore the vintage aircraft with the goal to fly it to EAA AirVenture — only six weeks away, according to a report at EAA.org.
Working 14 to 16 hour days, the crew hopes to have the historic aircraft, bearing the registration number N74589, ready in time to fly it to EAA AirVenture at the end of July. While this plan is ambitious, Clive Edwards and his team from Edwards Brothers Aviation are experts, having restored more than 35 DC-3s all over the world, as well as numerous other vintage aircraft like Catalinas, B-25s, and others.
Read the full report here.