This week NC16164, a Stinson SR-8E, was containerized at RARE Aircraft for shipping to France. RARE Aircraft performed an Annual inspection on the Stinson as well and provided brokerage services. The team really pulled together and made another solid containerization. By preparing high quality welded fixtures and framework in advance it was possible to load and completely secure this beast in a little over two hours.
Over the years RARE Aircraft has performed one or more of the following to several Stinson Reliants; brokered, maintained, performed major repairs to and restored. Below are photos of most of them. RARE Aircraft currently has three Stinson Reliants undergoing our remanufacture process to soon add to the list. Its been enjoyable to have the airplane around that initially got the Redman family enthused about antique aircraft in the beginning.