Stinson SR-8

June, 10th | Posted by Ben

Our Stinson SR-8 project is getting close to final assembly. The fuselage was just painted black today. Once the fuselage receives its trim we are ready to start bolting this big bird together.

WACO UPF-7 N39752

June, 10th | Posted by Ben

N39752 began final assembly this week. Our goal is to have it airworthy by this months end. This aircraft will not have a cowling on the 300hp Jacobs which eliminates the weight of the cowl, baffles and oil cooler. The … Continue reading

N29911 Rollout and Flight

May, 21st | Posted by Ben

We rolled N29911 out into the sun today for its first run and flight since restoration. Happy to report that all went well! Thanks for checking in!

UPF-7 N29911

May, 13th | Posted by Ben

The team is on the final stretch with N29911, a WACO UPF-7. Next photos will be with air between the tires and ground! Thank you for checking in.

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

N32094

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!

N32083

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