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1943 Beechcraft SNB-5 "SoNoran Beauty" Makeover

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The SoNoran Beauty is a 1943 Twin Beechcraft SNB-5 built in 1943. In 2015, after nearly 5 years of being grounded, she finally acquired a new right engine and began flying and giving rides during the tour season of 2016. Sitting for those years has taken a small toll on the airplane as the cables, wiring, and fabric have become old, brittle, and worn. The floorboards have begun to sag and break in some areas and the interior is wearing as well, so it is the Wing's intent to replace the interior walls and ceiling fabric to their original state and replace the seat covers.  The Mile High Wing is proud of this airplane and what it can do and share with the public. It is our goal to update, replace and repair these issues this winter and to present a shining example of a great military transport aircraft during the upcoming 2017 tour season.


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1% Raised of $4,500 Goal

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1 year ago