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Military Aviation Museum
1341 Princess Anne Road
The Military Aviation Museum displays and provides a permanent home for a large number of Second World War and earlier vintage flying aircraft. The Museum's ongoing mission is to preserve, restore, and fly these historic aircraft and to give a new generat...
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Highlighting AirVenture for ...
Highlighting AirVenture for many warbird fans was the appearance of a rebuilt de Havilland Mosquito owned by Jerry Yagen of the Military Aviation Museum in Virginia Beach, Virginia.
In addition to Yagen
, the resurrected Mosquito was represented at AirVenture
by Warren Denholm, who restored the unique warplane along with his crew at Avspecs
in New Zealand.
noted that the project he
bought in Canada "was terrible looking … it was a pile of mush and none of the wood was useable again.
The airplane is owned by Jerry ...
The airplane is owned by Jerry Yagen, owner of Fighter Factory in Virginia Beach, Va.
bought the crumbling hull of the Mosquito, which was built in Canada in 1945, from a small British Columbia museum in 2004.
Scotland on Sunday - International - Grave robbers prey on the cross of iron
One of the biggest customers in America of plane wrecks scattered across the steppes and marshlands of Russia is Gerald Yagen, founder of the Fighter Factory in Suffolk, Virginia. He
restores what are sometimes just fragments of aircraft into flying machines again, painted in the colours and insignia that they bore when they were lost in action over 60 years ago."I love these planes," said Yagen
."And I want to see them in the air again."
In the past five years he
has exported five ME-109s to his Fighter Factory
.But those who care for the graves of ordinary German soldiers buried in Russia fear that this organised treasure hunting on battlefields where wholesale slaughter occurred will only lead to the desecration of more gravesites.
They point to authorities in Ukraine where an office operated by the authorities called the State Organisation for Export and Import of Military and Special Products touts finds to individuals and museums around the world.It sends faxes of finds and invites bids for tanks, weapons and planes scoured from the battlefields.The Bundeswehr - German army
- Museum in Dresden has received offers.
Inspired by Glyn Powell's attempt on ...
Inspired by Glyn Powell's attempt on restoring a Mosquito T.43 with fresh wood using modern glues and fabric, Warren Denholm, managing director of AvSpecs, and Jerry Yagen, the founder of the Military Aviation Museum in Virginia Beach, saw a great opportunity to take up the challenge of returning a Mosquito to the skies.
Glyn knew of the incomplete KA114 airframe in Canada, Jerry Yagen
purchased KA114 in 2004 and had it shipped over to AvSpecs
in New Zealand.
Warren's friend Peter Fahey came up with the idea of having an airshow at Ardmore to celebrate the Mosquito's return to the sky before it would be shipped to join Jerry Yagen's
collection in Virginia Beach, and eventually the date of 29th September was set.
Queues of traffic stretched for miles as many thousands of people crammed into the usually calm Ardmore Airport to witness the event, because the aircraft was planned to soon be shipped back to owner Jerry Yagen of the Military Aviation Museum in Virginia Beach, USA.
Rotec Engines and Avro 504K
Owner: Gerald Yagen
Gerald Yagen's Avro 504K Project
Jerry is the owner of the Aviation Institute of Maintenance being FAA approved schools, operating in Georgia, Indiana, Missouri, Pennsylvania, Texas, Orlando and Virginia.
Each of the seven schools are currently constructing different WW1 replicas (see: http://www.aimschool.com/?page_id=138).
However as none of the schools selected the AVRO 504, Jerry
made it his
own personal project.
commissioned Pur Sang Aero Historic (Argentina) to construct the first 504 which proved to be a great success; consequently, Jerry
commissioned a second AVRO 504.
The first aircraft is now operational in the USA.
Jerry is also the owner of a Military Aviation Museum located at Virginea Beach VA.
elected to use Rotec's R3600 for his