In total, more than 16,000 variants of the venerable DC-3 were built. The DC-3/C-47 is the only pre-World War II aircraft that is still operating commercially today.
BuildAPlane has joined with the Thomas Wathen Center in Riverside, California, to create a permanent facility that allows kids to build real airplanes. The Katrina Bradshaw Memorial BuildAPlane Center is outfitted as a complete A&P facility providing tooling and materials to build and restore aircraft.
In the latest project, 16 kids from around Los Angeles have signed up restore an early Stinson 108.
RIVERSIDE, Calif. — The Thomas Wathen Center and Flabob Airport will host a Veteran’s Day celebration Saturday, Nov. 10th. Activities will begin at 9 a.m. and continue throughout the day. At noon there will be a special ceremony honoring all branches of military service. The event will feature speeches, honor guards and music. That is traditionally followed by a parade with veterans featured as guests.
OSHKOSH — An Aeronca restored by 35 students at the Flabob Airport Preparatory Academy and other schools in Riverside, Calif., was donated to the EAA Museum last week during AirVenture.
In a program designed to bring the origins of flight into modern day, Flabob Airport (RIR) in Riverside, Calif., will become the site for an Aerial Cavalcade Sept. 29. On that date, people will have the rare opportunity to see a Wright Flyer replica make a flight straight down the runway. A French Bleriot is also expected to fly. These two pioneer aircraft will be followed by flying machines from the 1920s, 1930s and ’40s. [Read more…]
Over 40 years ago, 59 cadets, members of Air Force Pilot Training Class 70-05, earned their USAF wings at Laughlin AFB, Texas. This spring, 25 of them gathered at Flabob Airport (RIR) in Southern California for a reunion.
The Aeronca Aviators Club will stage its second annual Southwest Fly-In at Flabob Airport (RIR) in Riverside, Calif., on May 18-20. The group is expecting Aeronca and other antique aircraft owners from Southern California, Nevada, Oregon and Arizona.