Behind the Scenes

Installing the ID Spotter Model Display

Thanks to Dan Livingston for creating the ID Spotter Model Display and to his son Dave for assisting Dan with the installation. 

These models were used during WW II to train military and civilian personnel to identify enemy aircraft.

Member/Volunteer Barbecue - July 17, 2022

Good times and good food at the member/volunteer barbecue!

RR Turboprop Restoration

A local boy scout troop did an amazing job restoring the Rolls Royce Dart Turboprop Engine.

Welcoming Back the Lycoming R-680

Hiller Aviation Museum delivers our Lycoming R-680 radial engine after a two-year loan.  It’s located now in hangar 2.

Pictured L to R: Rich Eva and Barry Henning from Hiller.  On the right accepting the engine is Jerry Impellezzeri, president WOH.

Bede BD-5

We recently obtained a Bede BD-5 from Gavilan College.  This was a single seat aircraft sold in kit form starting in the 1970s.  This is going to be a project for some of our teenage volunteers.

It’s most notable for its appearance in the James Bond movie Octopussy where while trying to evade a missile, James flies it through the quickly closing doors of the bad guys’ hangar.  

Vickers Viscount Refresh

New arrival - Home Built Biplane

This home-built biplane just arrived.  It’s not very historical, but it’s cool.  We are still deciding if we should keep it or sell it.  If we keep it we will have to find a place for it inside our hangars since it’s a fabric covered plane that will degrade quickly if kept out in the weather.