Super 77 First Flight

April, 12th | Posted by Ben

Spring is finally here. The snow piles have receded with just a couple stubborn ones persisting in the shadows between hangars. As I pen this post our first thunderstorms of the season march through washing away the last signs of … Continue reading

Cessna 140

March, 12th | Posted by Ben

A while back we took on a Cessna 140 project. Currently we are getting the smaller details in order. In the near future we will be applying serious focus on the entire project. Given the experience of our crew and … Continue reading

N30122 Test Flight

March, 12th | Posted by Ben

On Monday we experienced  a high of 53F and light winds. N30122 flew for a total of 1.5 hours over two flights for the first time since completion. It is performing well with only a minor rigging adjustment and engine … Continue reading

Stearman Business Acquired

March, 7th | Posted by Ben

RARE Aircraft Ltd is pleased to announce the acquisition of Air Repair Inc’s Boeing Stearman restoration,parts,support and STC’s. Having worked closely with Pete Jones for many years, owner of Air Repair Inc. in Cleveland Mississippi, has made for a positive … Continue reading

Trio of 7′s

March, 6th | Posted by Ben

Winter continues to show little sign of letting up which has put flight tests on hold for recent completions. More on that later once we get a dry runway and warmer temps. Hopefully soon… Over recent weeks we’ve stripped three … Continue reading

UPF-7 N30122

February, 6th | Posted by Ben

Waco UPF-7 N30122 is well into final assembly. The plan is to make smoke next week! Here are a couple of photos from earlier this week. Numerous options and details make this an exciting build. We will post more photos … Continue reading

NX8517

February, 6th | Posted by Ben

A warm welcome to the RARE family and congratulations to Reade Genzlinger, the new owner of  WACO Taperwing NX8517! I think we know what he will be doing with his spare time when the weather warms.

2014 MN Airport Directory

January, 13th | Posted by Ben

We are delighted to see that the Minnesota Department of Transportation chose Chuck Doyles Stearman for the cover of the 2014 MN Airport Directory. N955CD owned by Chuck and Jody Doyle is a historic Minnesota aircraft and RARE Aircraft is … Continue reading

Great Find!

January, 11th | Posted by Ben

Friend Mike Gretz located an original photo of the Parish Stearman N44JP, restored by RARE, when based at NAS Ottumwa. The BuNo 43576 is N44JP’s original and current number. The first photo found left question as to the last digit. … Continue reading

Red!

December, 5th | Posted by Ben

The first batch of red was applied in the booth this morning with great results. Stinson and Taperwing horizontal surfaces were shot.  Black, yellow and red parts decorate the south end of the restoration shop waiting for trim. It’s quite … Continue reading