After a long and detailed restoration project which began back in 2004, the Fairchild F-24 successfully completed her maiden flight on Thursday August 18, 2016.

It is the testament to the meticulous workmanship of the restoration crew that the most difficult aspect of the maiden flight was the process of deciding where on the aircraft to apply the CAF wings logo!

Congratulation to everyone involved in bringing this beautiful aircraft back to the skies.

Below are a few images of the first flight, with video to follow soon.

The following video shows the takeoff by John Cutright, some in flight video from Mike Hohls in the PT19 chase plane and a brief post flight chat between Mike and Jason Sommes who flew the F24