Heritage Aircraft Collection

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Heritage Aircraft

The late John Desmond of Chalfont, Pennsylvania was a successful businessman and a collector of vintage aircraft from the 1920’s and early 1930’s.  Mr. Desmond’s collection of aircraft, engines, and other small parts represent over 45 years of collecting.  The collection of aircraft consist of a Pitcairn Super Mailwing PA-6, a Travel Air S-6000-B, Waco CTO, Waco GXC, an ultra-rare Kinner Playboy R-5, and the only soon to be completed wooden Lockheed Vega just to name few.  Due to Mr. Desmond’s passing the entire collection is going to be sold.

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The only wooden Lockheed Vega in the word in existence, seen here under restoration. This Vega served with Shell Oil. Photo Credit: Heritage Aircraft

Some of the aircraft have been sold, but it is not too late to own one of these one-of-a-kind aircraft.  There will be a public auction in Chalfont, Pennsylvania on October 9th and 10th 2015.  According to Heritage Aircraft, bidders at the auction will have the opportunity to bid on complete aircraft, aircraft restoration projects, engines, propellers, and vintage aircraft instruments.  For More information visit:http://www.heritageaircraft.net/

Videos of Heritage Aircraft S-6000-B First Fly on May 27, 2015:

Take Off:

Landing:

Some Pictures of the Collection:

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Video Credit: Heritage Aircraft

Comments

  1. Erik Nielsen says:

    Hi there, I was wondering if your foundation has information on all the Shell aircraft; I’m currently restoring a Waco uic N13561 that shell bought new in 1933 ; I have pictures of jimmy Doolittle standing next to it at Santa Monica airport in 1934 or so ; I’m trying to find out how much Jimmy flew it or if he ever flew it ! Also I was wondering if you guys have a contact number at Shell oil that might be able to help me out. Thanks Erik Nielsen.

    • Erik, thanks for your note. I apologize for my delay in replying. I would love to hear more and see how I can help out. Please send me an email at your earliest convenience. -Tom

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