Volunteers at the Air Heritage Museum in Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania, are working to restore North American T-28B Trojan N214SF to flying condition.
The former US Navy machine was obtained by the attraction from the Pennsylvania state’s surplus programme in February 2004. It was retired from military service in March 1984 with just over 7,122 flying hours ‘on the clock’, and was one of five released by the Navy to the Alaskan Division of Natural Resources, Forestry Service.
It served its new employer until September 2002 after which it was flown to Biggs Army Airfield at Fort Bliss, Texas. It arrived at Beaver Falls in the hands of pilot John Mitchard, who had been supported by Air Heritage mechanics Greg Werking, Bill Wipkey, John Peterson and Len Jones. www.airheritage.org