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George Read

7/4/28 - 2/27/07

.....aircraft builder extraordin-air!

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George Read
George was happiest when he was building wings!

Following is a collection of aircraft built and restored by Read Aircraft

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Wren "Tweety Bird"

The first of many, Denien/ Read Wren "Tweety Bird".
All wood, retractable gear and powered with a Lycoming 0-145  65 HP, it was quite snappy!
 
 

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1940 Porterfield

1940 Porterfield N27281. Powered by a Lycoming 0-145  65 HP.
 
 

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Piper J-3

1946 Piper J-3 Cub with a Contintental 85 HP
 
 
 

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Breezy "Touche' Turtle"
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Breezy "Touche' Turtle"

Breezy N55WW was modified with a 6' center section, and a Lycoming 0-290 GPU 125 HP engine. Touche' Turtle was painted white with green trim.
 
 
 

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Bellanca Citabria

Bellanca Citabria restored in its original aerobatic color scheme.
 
 

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Spacewalker II

Spacewalker II basking in the sun.
 
 
 

Fresh out of the hanger!

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1939 Aeronca

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Time warp

Pre-war Aeronca 50 CA with Continental 65 HP. This is the predessesor to the "Chief" line of aircraft.

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Breezy Biplane

The Breezy Biplane has a wingspan of 36 feet. Built using Aeronca wings and powered with a Lycoming 125 HP engine. Go to http://breezybuilders.tripod.com for more Breezy stuff.
 
 

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Spacewalker II

Spacewalker II taking off from 12 Oaks Air Estates
 
 

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Pietenpol - Mini Jini "Rocky"

Read Mini-Jini "Rocky", see Pietenpol for more pictures.
 
 

Following are projects underway at Read Aircraft