UPF-7 Gross Weight Increase

March, 28th | Posted by Ben

RARE Aircraft Ltd recently acquired an existing gross weight increase STC for the UPF-7. This STC raises the gross weight to 2880 lbs. on Jacobs powered F-7’s running a constant speed prop. We are currently in the process of adding … Continue reading

Why a Stearman?

February, 9th | Posted by Ben

Last year there was a thread on the Stearman Restorers Association forum that begged the question, “why a Stearman”? I typically do not get all that involved in forums but I was on vacation and the question got me thinking. … Continue reading

Bellanca into cover

February, 8th | Posted by Ben

The Bellanca is into cover! There will be a lot of visual progress during the next couple weeks as we get the Bellanca covered. We started this afternoon with the elevators and rudder. Here are a couple of photos. Thank … Continue reading

Current Projects

January, 10th | Posted by Ben

We are currently working on a complete UPF-7 build, N32063, and restoration of a Bellanca CH-300. Both the Waco and Bellanca are into the pre cover assembly phase. The WACO is a RARE Aircraft Remanufacture that is optioned out nicely … Continue reading

Stearman 311 Complete

October, 31st | Posted by Ben

We completed and performed the first ground run of Stearman 311 last Thursday 10/27. All went well and it is ready to take to the sky once we get acceptable weather to do so. Here are some photos of the … Continue reading

Stearman 311

September, 27th | Posted by Ben

As mentioned in the previous post we have been building up a RARE Aircraft Legend Stearman since June. This Stearman s/n 75-3110, buzz number 311, is currently in paint. Final assembly to follow. Here are a few recent photos during … Continue reading

Current Events at RARE

September, 16th | Posted by Ben

There has been a whirlwind of activity since our last post August 9th which feels like only a week ago! Here are some highlights. We are pleased to share that we are well underway with the restoration of a Bellanca … Continue reading

RARE’s Airventure 2016

August, 9th | Posted by Ben

It was quite the year at Airventure, aka Oshkosh for RARE Aircraft ltd. Personally, I’d say its been the busiest year I have witnessed in 20 years. Attendance seemed to be sky high as did the attitudes of attendees. By … Continue reading

Open position at RARE Aircraft Ltd

June, 28th | Posted by Ben

Join a team of dedicated professionals that produce the worlds finest vintage aircraft restorations in a clean and comfortable work environment!  Summary Parts Manager: Manage parts and inventory. Supply parts in house to team members while tracking inventory. Order parts … Continue reading

R985 Powered Stinson Gullwing

June, 7th | Posted by Ben

We are currently beginning final assembly of another 450 hp. Stinson Gullwing. Here are a few photos of the early stages of final. As things move along we will be sure to post some more photos. Thanks for checking in!