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‘Skunkie’ Needs a New Home

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Fareed Guyot
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#1 Posted: 1/6/2011 11:13:09

The owners of Skunkie,  a B-25C currently under restoration at Owens Field in Columbia, South Carolina, are searching for a new home for the bomber. A county commission ruled the newly formed S.C. Historic Aviation Foundation (SCHAF) could not return the aircraft to the historic but dilapidated Curtiss-Wright Company hangar on the field.

The commission forced the previous owners to move the aircraft outside to avoid liability as the 1929 hangar, which is on the National Register of Historic Places, has holes in the roof and is missing windows. SCHAF purchased Skunkie last month from the Celebrate Freedom Foundation, and needs $1 million to restore the B-25; the hangar restoration will need $3 million. Full story from The State 

 


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Bill Beck
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#2 Posted: 1/10/2011 10:26:37

I may have an answer for hangering the B-25.  Please contact me.  Bill Beck.  EAA member.  405-964-6888.



Fareed Guyot
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#3 Posted: 1/10/2011 10:34:00

Bill,

 

I don't have a contact number for the South Carolina Historic Aircraft Foundation, however if you contact EAA 242:


eaa242@sc.rr.com

 

They could probably point you in the right direction.

 




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#4 Posted: 1/10/2011 11:28:30
Bill Beck wrote:

 

I may have an answer for hangering the B-25.  Please contact me.  Bill Beck.  EAA member.  405-964-6888.

 

The S.C. Historical Aviation Foundation can be reached through their president's law firm office at (803) 400-1921.  SCHAF president's name is C. Cantzon Foster.  That'd be great if you could help them out Bill!

Zack



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