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12 Planes CAF Units' Fundraiser:

Utah Stearman Restoration N1387V

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Great start !
December 04, 2016

Our sincere thanks to our kickoff contributors - we are well on our way to our goal to get 87V back into the air in a couple months!  See more
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THE STORY:

N1387V, a 1941 PT-17 Stearman trainer, has a storied history that was jeopardized by a crash in 1986 in the Oquirrh mountains near Salt Lake City. After salvage that year it was donated to the Utah Wing of the CAF. It was rebuilt and put into service introducing thousands to the joy of open-cockpit flying while educating them about the significant history of WW II aviation. Additionally, hundreds of Stearman rides have been donated to WWII veterans as we highlight the stories of their service.

Now the airplane is in serious need of repair (new brakes, radios, seats) and restoration (new fabric, and paint). The Utah CAF Wing engaged the project last winter when volunteers totally restored the four wings. After a summer of rides and air shows it is time to complete the restoration by stripping the fuselage down and restoring each component factory fresh for future experiences.

The love of the local CAF members for 387V is reflected in the many hours of past and current restoration service. These hours will need to be amplified by funds to purchase key components, services, and supplies that result in a safe, beautifully-skinned aircraft that represents the CAF's mission and stewardship of aircraft and their accompanying histories. Your contributions make a difference and are received with gratitude as we consider all of the united efforts to keep this cherished aircraft flying.
 

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To This Fundraiser

$5,241

MONEY RAISED
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  • Worldwide Warbirds, Inc.

    $250

  • Anonymous

    $10

  • Mark Norman

    $3,000

  • Aldon Cook

    $250

  • R T Williams

    $100

  • Paul W. Keller

    $100

  • J. Michael Johnstone

    $50

  • pete weimer

    $50

  • Robert Leathers

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Andy Taylor

    $100

  • Steve campbell

    $100

  • Bjorn Eriksen

    $100

  • Judd Kuehn

    $500

  • Mark Gregg

    $50

  • Herbert Crone

    $10

  • John Willacker

    $50

  • Tim Lapage

    $100

  • Offline donation

    $10

  • Offline donations

    $60

  • Offline donation

    $200

  • Offline donations

    $26

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87% Raised of $6,000 Goal

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The Team: $5,241 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Donor Comments

Offline donations

Offline donations

DONATION: $26

10 months ago

Offline donation

Offline donation

DONATION: $200

10 months ago

Offline donations

Offline donations

DONATION: $60

10 months ago

Offline donation

Offline donation

DONATION: $10

10 months ago

Tim Lapage

Tim Lapage

DONATION: $100

In memory of Max Miller 10 months ago

John Willacker

John Willacker

DONATION: $50

10 months ago

Herbert Crone

Herbert Crone

DONATION: $10

10 months ago

Mark Gregg

Mark Gregg

DONATION: $50

10 months ago

Judd Kuehn

Judd Kuehn

DONATION: $500

In memory of Arthur Kuehn, U.S.N. WWII (USS Saratoga) 10 months ago

Bjorn Eriksen

Bjorn Eriksen

DONATION: $100

Great job guys! 10 months ago