A WINTER VISIT TO THE KENOSHA "INTERNATIONAL" AIRPORT!
As Nick pointed out, I also made the trek out to see some pretty amazing & historic aircraft! We all met up in a hanger where a local company is working on the restoration of various war birds and amphibious aircraft. It is an nice to know that we still have craftsmen capable of restoring these fine old machines so that they can fly again. The Seaplane pictured was actually at Pearl Harbor on December 7th 1941 and survived to fly around the Pacific for the rest of the war. They had two P-51's under repair with the business end of one of them on display for us. We then got into our cars for a short trip out to another hanger where they were storing the the Wildcat. As you can see, Nick had to be the first in the hangar (our guide said something about spare parts for a 49 Mercury!!!). The smell of the plane was like being on a wharf in San Francisco! It was caked with those zebra muscle shells rotting even in the frozen air. The plane will be move to Florida for further restoration.