RARE Aircraft Earns PMA

April, 22nd | Posted by Ben

We’re pleased to announce having accomplished earning our Parts Manufacture Approval. We received our FAA PMA in the mail today from the manufacturing inspection district office. Our goal is to grow our approval list to help better support the antique … Continue reading

SR-8 into paint.

March, 31st | Posted by Ben

We have not been able to load and post photos onto our site for the past couple weeks due to an issue with our website provider. Apologies for no updates. It has been a busy month at RARE. The Stinson … Continue reading

First Flights

March, 12th | Posted by Ben

Tuesday 3/10/15 we put both N32083 and N32094 into the air for the first time since remanufacture. Both aircraft performed well and rendered short follow up lists. Here are a couple of photos. Thanks for checking in!

UPF-7 Fuselage Fixture

February, 5th | Posted by Ben

We are always looking for ways to raise our standard of “real history with new standards.” Locating and starting with a prime project has always been our starting point. Minimal damage history and thorough records are key. With that as … Continue reading


February, 5th | Posted by Ben

We are enjoying a bright day here so it seemed fitting to get N32094 outside for some ground shots. After you click on the thumbnail click on the “full size” above for full view. Thanks for checking in!


February, 4th | Posted by Ben

Since being completed late last year N32083 has yet to have ground shots taken. So right after N32094, N32083 had a moment in the sun. Same as the last post; after clicking on the thumbnail click on “full size 2292×2000″ … Continue reading

Almost Complete

January, 27th | Posted by Ben

We are down to a few minor details on N32094 then it will be ready to fly! At the beginning of the month we shared some early final assembly photos. Here are some photos from today. We will be sure … Continue reading


January, 4th | Posted by Ben

Here are some recent progress photos of our next UPF-7 to be completed. This should be a pretty striking aircraft on the ramp. Deluxe trim, wheel pants, NO cowling and a 300hp Jacobs swinging a Hamilton Standard 2B20-9 Constant Speed … Continue reading

N32083 Complete

December, 23rd | Posted by Ben

It has been busy around here. Really busy. With that out of the way I’ll apologize for not blogging lately. Last week we completed N32083. This is the third UPF-7 we’ve trimmed like this in red and black making for … Continue reading

Stinson SR9-F

October, 31st | Posted by Ben

The “9” is nearing completion. The aluminum fairings, wheel pants and cowling have all required many hours of body work and fitment prior to paint. Next week we will fit the new glass windscreen, dash and continue to push the … Continue reading