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PostSubject: Happy 70th Birthday!!!   Wed Jun 17, 2009 10:11 am

Just wanted to mention that today is the 70th birthday of our squadron's J-3 Cub NC23412.



She's currently down for some minor maintenance issues, but still going strong!

Ryan


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PostSubject: Re: Happy 70th Birthday!!!   Wed Jun 17, 2009 10:19 am

For the record, the markings N23412 s/n 3150 wears today are NOT her original markings. The markings she carries today are the "Flitfire" markings of the Texas Flitfire aircraft in honor of the folks who supported the RAF benevolent fund. It used to be in yellow markings - and just based off of old photos with the scant information the restorers had back in the '80s, then was overpainted with silver when they realized that the original Flitfires were silver.





Our aircraft apparently started life being sent to Muncie Aviation in Muncie, Indiana as a yellow colored trainer. If anyone stumbles across further information on this aircraft, I'd really like to hear about it!

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