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“Spirit of Lewis”
Together with my new paint, I also got a nose-art. Let the President in those days, the late CAF Colonel Bernard Delfino, explain us the origin of the name and the nose-art: “In the...
My first airshow - 3/3 : the return flight
Patrick was definitely the Wing member who surprized us most during this week-end : Because of his professional occupations, he was unable to be in Montbéliard on Saturday July 3. Nevertheless, he still decided...
My first airshow - 2/3 : the Big Day !
SATURDAY, JULY 3, 2004 Knowing that we needed to get some pictures of our Piper Cub in its natural element, Jean-Claude immediately organized a formation flight. Gilles and Philippe jumped on board the Spirit...
My first airshow - 1/3 : Outbound flight
Week-end after week-end, groups of members came in turn to pet me like a little animal deserves it, til July 2, when was put up the final stroke of paint. The day after, on...
White stars, black stripes
Night of July 11, 1943, somewhere over the Mediterranean Sea. A fleet of about 150 C-47's and C-53's outbound Tunisia is approching Sicilia, carrying a mere 2300 paratroopers. The island is beeing re conquered,...
End of works
After the laying down of the yellow paint coat, and thereafter the long drying time, my owners focused on the details and the embelishments. They spend some long hours to gather the needed information...
Work in progress
Once upon a time, on May 18 and 19, 2004.    
The workshop
What I really needed, actually, was not only a light make-up touch-up, but also some deep skin care... Make your own advice according to the following to-do list : sand down the big-letter civilian...
My first lifting
Some time later begun works for my new color scheme. The idea was to keep the yellow basis - following both Mr Nicolle's wish : "Not another green Cub" and the common sens of...
From Squadron to Wing
Becoming a flying unit, the Squadron rightly deserved a promotion. The name changing was approved by the CAF Headquarters end 2003, and validated in general assembly on November 22, 2003. After the usual administrative...
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