B-23 flies again

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What is said to be the last airworthy B-23, N777LW, has flown again. Someone has posted a Facebook video of the event: https://www.facebook.com/100004305641077/videos/504388069714710/ I find it interesting that it flew from the same airport (Grant County in Moses Lake , Washington...the former Larson AFB) as the Boeing 787-9 in the widely seen Paris airshow practice video released by Boeing last week. There used to be a couple of airworthy examples, but over the years they've been put in museums. Here are two photos I took of it in late 2011. The aircraft had been receiving some attention, the hangar was crowded, so there are the best shots I could get.
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That's great to see, thanks for the link J. Is this the one that Sanders were working on a year or two back?

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No, the one the Sanders had at Ione is now owned by Jim Slattery and is still under restoration elsewhere I believe
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Thanks for sharing! Good to see even lesser important aircraft fly. BTW, what is that black tail I see in background? P-39?

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The black tail looks early Piper? A guess, just going by the flat topped fuselage.
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BTW, what is that black tail I see in background? P-39?
The black tail looks early Piper? A guess, just going by the flat topped fuselage.
I don't recall exactly, it wasn't a P-39...I would have noticed that. Not a Piper or Cessna 170 or O-1 with its tail up for service. Judging by its tail high-stance, a tricycle gear Yak or Chinese copy. There are plenty around here.