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Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Video: The Amphibious Floats Have Arrived!

Here's a clip of the long-awaited arrival of the composite amphibious floats for the Brazilian 206. With the floats finally in-house the restoration can now move on to assembling the float kit and installing it under the airplane.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Video--Cessna 402 Spar Cap Project: Part 6

Here's Part 6 of the ongoing Cessna 402 project. With the spar straps installed, the guys are getting the engine compartments prepared to set the engines back in place.

Monday, November 15, 2010

New Project: Brigade Air's Cessna 172

A Cessna 172 was recently donated to Brigade Air. Brigade flew the airplane down to us to be inspected and to make any necessary repairs before putting the 172 in service. Our guys are in the process of starting the airframe and powerplant inspection. Here's a short clip of the 172's engine being removed for tear-down.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Navajo Maintenance Update 1

Here's a video update of the progress being made on the Arctic Barnabas Navajo.

Friday, November 5, 2010

Video: Arrival of the Arctic Barnabas Navajo

I previously mentioned the arrival of the Arctic Barnabas Navajo in an earlier blog, but here's video of the event with an additional clip of the start of the maintenance process. I already have other clips ready to edit that will show the project a little further along. The guys are really moving on with this one.

We're going to have the airplane for three months. In that time we'll send one engine and the control surfaces out to specialty vendors (we could have done the work here, but it would have taken longer than the time frame we'd been given), replace all the windows, fabricate and replace multiple aluminum skins along the belly of the aircraft, install a crew door in the cockpit area, repair engine cowlings, and conduct an annual inspection of the entire aircraft.

We intend to send this airplane back into ministry in Alaska before January 31, 2011.

A week ago.

As of yesterday

Replacing belly skins on the Navajo

Monday, November 1, 2010

Test Flight of LAMP's Cessna 337

Here's the video of Friday's test flight of LAMP's Cessna 337. The test flight went very well and, as test flights are supposed to do, revealed some minor adjustments which needed to be made before the airplane could return to mission service.

The guys worked late into Saturday evening eliminating the "squawks" enabling the aircraft to return to missionary service Sunday morning. This airplane will soon be back in northern Canada expanding God's Kingdom across four provinces.