Stinson Aircraft Gallery
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Here are some photos of Stinson aircraft from around the world.
August 13, 2007. Jim Custis of Denver,
Colorado, sent these two photos of his "straight" 108, N97626, serial #108-626.
This beautiful "Voyager 150" has the original interior and has a full gyro
system. Click on the images for a larger view.
July 25, 2007, photographed at Oshkosh.
Not your everyday Stinson, this Model A Trimotor is one of only 31 built, and
the only one still flying. Owned by collector Greg Herrick.
July 23, 2007, photographed at Oshkosh.
Steve Smith's pretty red Stinson won the award for Outstanding Stinson in the
Classic category. NC97979, serial #108-979 is a 108-1 that has been modified
with a Lycoming O-360 engine. Notice also the 108-3 style side windows.
Steve is from Santa Rosa, California.
July 26, 2007. Jenny Rasmussen flew
into Airventure 2007 in her 108-3, NC362C, serial 108-3662. This is a nice
example of a metalized Stinson.
July 25, 2007. NC9310K, serial
number 108-2310, was one of many nice Stinsons that flew into Oshkosh for
AirVenture 2007. It is owned by Mike Fooshee of Austin, Texas. Mike is a
retired Southwest Airlines captain and keeps his Stinson and his J3 Cub at his
private airstrip outside of Austin. In March of 2008, Mike's nephew, T.J. Roberts sent a
photo of Mike's hangar where he keeps his Stinson and Cub. The Monocoupe 90A in the foreground (with a
Lambert engine!) is owned by Mike's friend, Southwest pilot Danny Hopkins.
July 8, 2007. Simon Rose of Alberta, Canada, sent this
photo of his beautiful 108-3, serial 108-4220, registration CF-LWI. The
custom paint scheme is similar to one first seen more than two decades ago on a
108-3, N984C, owned by the late Ken Brock. This highly modified Stinson
sports a 250 HP Lycoming O-540 and a constant speed Hartzell prop. When
you click on the image for a larger view, be sure to note the beautiful custom
strut fairings. Simon has applied for a Canadian STC for the engine
conversion. Details on the engine conversion can be found in this
MS Word Document that Simon prepared.
June 28, 2007. Mike Benoit of Comox,
British Columbia sent this photo of this Voyager 150, serial 108-805.
He restored it over a period of four years in his garage and made the first
May 28, 2007. Larry Browning of
Granbury, Texas, sent this photo of his early 108, serial number 108-97.
It is now registered as N925LM, but was originally NC40167. The plane was
owned by (and recovered by) his parents during the sixties but was
later sold and then exported to Canada. Larry located the plane in Canada
where it was under restoration by Dave Yacentiuk. Larry was able to
purchase the restored Stinson and it was delivered to Texas in July of 2006.
March 4, 2007. Heinz Bitterman sent
this photo of this Stinson 108-3, N6801M, in flight past
Chambord Castle in
France. "It was shot by
Renate Reeve of Johannesburg, South Africa, while she and her husband and
another couple flew from Texel in the Netherlands via the Loire valley with all
the castles to our home base in Southern France with us. Photo plane was a
Piper Supercub. " Though based in France, N6801M is registered in the
November 2006. Burton Schriber of
Taunton, Massachusetts, sent this photo of his 108-1, N9071, serial 108-2051.
Burton recently finished the restoration of his Stinson. He reported that
Dick Ward and Butch Walsh were very helpful during the restoration process, both
always willing to spend the time to share information with him. He was
saddened to hear of the loss of these two great supporters of the Stinson
Community. Burton also mentions that information from Hangar 9 Aeroworks
was helpful as he completed the restoration.
September, 2006. Tom Reeves sent
these photos of two Stinson 108-3's. The photos were taken at Frazier Lake
Airpark, 1C9, in Hollister,
California. With few exceptions, Stinsons for model year 1948 were
available in Stinson Maroon or Blue, though the majority were maroon. The
blue one here, NC539C, serial 108-3539, belongs to Tom, who is from San Jose,
California. The maroon one, NC6639M, serial 108-4639, belongs to Steven
and Nancy Foster of Morgan Hill, California. The production run of the big-tail
108-3's was long, with serial numbers running from 108-3501 through 108-5260.
September, 2006. Maurie Evans sent
this photo of his 108-3 from "down-under." Registered as VH-ROA, serial
number 108-5215, this Flying Station Wagon is based at
Wedderburn, about 50 miles southwest of Sydney,
Australia. Maurie reports, " The photo was
taken in Feb 06 at
a fly-in at Wollongong airport which is about twenty miles south of my home
airport at Wedderburn.
My Stinson now has 1007 hours total time and runs the 165 Franklin which has 175
hours since total rebuild. The Aircraft was imported into Australia from the USA
in 1994. I enjoy looking at your website and keeping up with all the news on the
Yahoo Stinson group. Thanks for providing so much information about
August, 2006. Charles Hauser sent
this photo of his Stinson 108-3, NC6233M, serial number 108-4233. This
Stinson was restored by Butch Walsh and won Grand Champion awards at Oshkosh and
Sun 'N' Fun. For more photos and information on 33M, go to this
Uruguay sent these photos of a
Stinson 108-3 project under restoration there. The
plane is owned by the
“Museo Aeronaútico” (Aeronautical Museum of Uruguay).
is a volunteer from the AAMA (“Asociación de Amigos del Museo Aeronáutico” /
Aeronautical Museum Friends Association).
This Museum depends
on the Uruguayan Air Force, and
civilian and military aircraft that were used in
since the beginnings of the century.
The museum was
devastated by a fire in 1998 and since then there is a big effort to recover
some pieces. Other ones, some of them unique pieces in the world (like a Potez
25) were lost forever.
The AAMA is working
the restoration of
the Stinson. The Voyager was a very popular plane in
the 50`s, and today there
is one still flying there.
The museum is
restoring this aircraft with the help of many volunteers around the world, that
work in the “hangar” and help in many other ways, from making donations of manuals,
constructing pieces, or just
providing information that is
needed to achieve a
good restoration. This Stinson is serial number
108-5225. It is registered as CX-ALL. It is one of four Stinsons
delivered to Uruguay on June 29, 1948.
would like to hear from Stinson owners who can provide detailed dimensions for
the wood parts of the baggage compartment. You can contact him by e-mail
June 26, 2006.
Paula Swift has owned N8299K, a Stinson 108-1, since February 2005. This
the stock 150 horsepower Franklin engine and the original instrument panel. The
photo was sent in by Paula's husband Sam. They live in Nashville, Tennessee and
the aircraft is based in Lebanon, Tennessee (M54).
June 1, 2006. Brian Moffet of Santa
Cruz, California sent this photo of his metalized 108-1 Power is from a
165 HP Franklin. Photo was taken at Half Moon Bay Airport in California.
May 30, 2006.
Jim Hogan sent this picture of his
108-2, N9503K, fresh from the paint shop - Nor-Cal Aircraft Refinishing,
in Orland, CA. The plane is all metal except for the ailerons and has the
Lycoming O-435 / Hartzel combo for motivation. Note the modified lower cowl, the
larger spinner to accommodate the Hartzel prop, and the modifed exhaust to
accommodate the Lycoming engine.
April 26, 2006. I received this note and
photo from Ian Harvie of New South Wales, Australia: "Enjoy your excellent web
site. Just thought you might like an "International" flavor for the site
and have attached a shot of my Stinson VH-JKD flying just North of Sydney.
Previously ZS-UKD and when I bought it in 1976 ZS-BHH. Serial number is
108-1-833. Now due it's second rebuild (due to the Goodyear brakes!). Ian"
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