ANGEL GETS ITS WINGS

The maiden post-restoration flight of the Berlin Airlift Historical Foundation’s Boeing C-97G Angel of Deliverance has brought to a close one of the most remarkable projects in the recent history of aircraft preservation. With the first air-to-air photos of this magnificent Cold War transport, we tell its story

C-97 FLIES

Boeing C-97G 52-2718/N117GA airborne between New Jersey and Pennsylvania on 7 November, the day of its maiden flight.
A very satisfied Tim Chopp, founder and president of the Berlin Airlift Historical Foundation, after the big Boeing’s maiden postrestoration sortie.

When Boeing C-97G N117GA lifted off the runway at New York’s Floyd Bennett Field on 7 November 2017, it represented the culmination of an immense labour of love for Timothy Chopp, president and founder of the Berlin Airlift Historical Foundation. And what a labour it has been.

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