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1918 Curtiss Jenny flown after restoration

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Kenny Lisle
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#1 Posted: 7/22/2009 19:32:16 Modified: 7/23/2009 09:03:43

At the Golden Age Air Museum in Bethel, Penna this Jenny flew for the first time since the restoration began over 7 years ago...here is an air to air photo from the third flight of the Jenny. 


 



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#2 Posted: 7/22/2009 19:54:14

Beautiful, just beautiful Kenny! So great to see another Jenny back in the air!

The paint scheme reminds me of another Jenny, a virtual one that I worked on a bit in my last job at Microsoft:



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Kenny Lisle
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#3 Posted: 7/22/2009 20:04:54

This paint scheme is of Earl S. Daugherty, the famous Earl of long beach, california. It is an absolute beauty.



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#4 Posted: 7/23/2009 04:29:12

Fantastic, Kenny! Can you give us a bit more info on the restoration? Who were the volunteers or staff who worked on the project, and who's the lucky pilot of the first flight? It sure is a beauty! I'm looking forward to seeing more photos.



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#5 Posted: 7/23/2009 09:07:12 Modified: 7/23/2009 14:01:38

I edited the original post to make the picture a little smaller, now we can see the whole of this beautiful restoration.

Assume there's some connection between the Jenny and this Daugherty biplane I photographed at Brodhead last September?


 

 



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#6 Posted: 7/23/2009 11:26:14

I'm seeing a dreaded red "X" Adam.



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#7 Posted: 7/23/2009 14:04:58

Thanks Zack... how's this?



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#8 Posted: 7/23/2009 14:30:24

Adam and Zack,

The picture worked fine for me the first time (and the second).  No problems at all.  Must have been something specific to Zack's computer.

Gremlins!!

Joe



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Kenny Lisle
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#9 Posted: 7/23/2009 18:02:30 Modified: 7/24/2009 00:09:02

There were many people who worked on the restoration. The work was done by the volunteers of the Golden Age Air Museum. A lot of the work was done by Paul Dougherty, who also was the lucky guy to fly it. He is the president of the museum. You can visit www.goldenageair.org where there is some more info...plus links to video of the first flights. 

 



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#10 Posted: 8/4/2009 11:05:02

There is no direct connection to the other Daugherty biplane, the Polsen Special, which is now in the Eagles Mere Air Museum, http://www.eaglesmereairmuseum.org/ ,  only about 60 miles north of the Golden Age Air Museum.  For the Jenny, Paul wanted a barnstorming scheme and picked the Daugherty one because of the similarity of the name and because Earl Daugherty was a great story.



Kenny Lisle
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#11 Posted: 8/6/2009 10:51:47

Hey Andrew,

I bought this movie at Oshkosh this year and watched it for the first time yesterday...i have to say i was a little shocked when you popped up on the screen. I have to say it is a great story.



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#12 Posted: 8/7/2009 23:06:44

You never know where I'll turn up.

Talked to Paul today and he put another hour on the Jenny this afternoon.  Must be pretty close to 10 now.

 

 

 

 

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#13 Posted: 8/8/2009 21:44:57

Hey that is great...I am just disappointed that i am going to miss the flying circus in a couple of weeks. I won't be able to see the Jenny fly for awhile.