Yearly Archives: 2016

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!

Cessna 140

April, 25th | Posted by Ben

As promised several blog posts ago. Photos of the C140 we completed at the beginning of the year. It spent a couple months off site at the avionics shop and is now back with us. We anticipate delivery to its … Continue reading

Stearman “88” project update

March, 24th | Posted by Ben

In our January post on current Stearman projects we made mention of serial number 75-2284. The buzz number for 75-2284 is 88. So, here is the progress on Stearman “88” since we’ve started the project in January. All new wings … Continue reading

New European Dealer for RARE Aircraft Ltd

March, 9th | Posted by Ben

RARE Aircraft Ltd is pleased to announce partnership with Superbe Aile of Roanne, France, ,as our exclusive importer and parts dealer for all EU countries. Our contact for Superbe Aile is Julien Paire who is a professional pilot and … Continue reading

Stearman N4494N Test Flight

March, 8th | Posted by Ben

We conducted the first test flight since completion of remanufacture on Stearman N4494N yesterday. Other than requiring a minor rigging adjustment all went perfectly. With unseasonably moderate temperatures it was quite easy to put 1.5 on the hour meter. Thank … Continue reading