The Great Texas Buchon Disposal - Neat photos and article

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A nice piece on Connie Edward's private air force, just before it is sold off. I don't think this link has been posted here before, but apologies if a duplicate :)

The photos are very atmospheric, probably an opportunity never to be seen again.

http://www.aopa.org/News-and-Video/All-News/2014/August/Pilot/f_talltale

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Cracking photo-how atmospheric,historic in it's own right now.

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What a Gent, a truly inspirational man.

Phil

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I do wonder if some day this could be topped? it would have to be something none of us know about.

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Hi All,
Propstrike and TrollyAux
The article and those pictures are just excellent along with the video. I feel it is such a shame that he is only selling due to the loss of his son and has no legacy now to leave behind but what a gent many thanks for the postings both.:eagerness:

Geoff.

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Is the destination(s) of the airframes known yet? I read the 'on their way to Europe may be UK' rumours in the Summer.
Surely if several are to be restored they will end up at separate facilities?
I'm sure that 2 seater would be the first on any list. :)
mmitch.

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I saw that on cover of my AOPA mag but never had time to open it...

That is a gold mine in both the history and the pilots thoughts.

Thanks for shareing.

BTW, interesting that AOPA, Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association, wrote this piece.
Not their main mission, but I suspect with the CAF beceomming more visible and closer ties to AOPA it is brining more attnetion to warbirds to community

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Is the destination(s) of the airframes known yet? I read the 'on their way to Europe may be UK' rumours in the Summer.
Surely if several are to be restored they will end up at separate facilities?
I'm sure that 2 seater would be the first on any list. :)
mmitch.

Google and yee shall find your answer:

http://www.aopa.org/News-and-Video/All-News/2014/August/28/Battle-of-Britain-movie-airplanes-sold

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The Spitfire to England,6 Buchons to Europe and a Mustang staying in the USA.

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Yes I had read that thanks. '6 Buchons to Europe' but I think that even a ARCO or a Meir Motors would be pushed to restore that lot!
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Well, it all depends on the timeframe chosen by the owner. If one is fully restored, sold, another one restored after the sale it would be possible for either of them.
I doubt there is a market for all of them at the same time.

Michael