Where It All Starts: The AT-10 Restoration Begins

Where It All Starts: The AT-10 Restoration Begins

It's almost inconceivable: Taking scraps and parts and a lot of what many us of would call junk and starting a complete restoration of a fully functional Beechcraft AT-10 aircraft that was used as a flight-training vessel during World War II. 

At least that's the goal.

Parts have been gathered, identified and organized. Aircraft manuals, specifications and an outline of the project have been completed. It's now officially underway -- the restoration of the AT-10 Wichita airplane.

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1. Larry Bothe wrote:
I am the curator of the Freeman Army Airfield Museum located in Seymour, IN. During WW-II there were 250 AT-10's here at Freeman Field. They were used to train 4225 multi-engine and instrument pilots in 1943 and 1944. Most went on to fly bombers during the war. A lot didn't come back. Sam Graves says that when you are finished with the restoration he will fly the plane here to Seymour. I can't wait.


Mon, March 20, 2017 @ 4:16 PM

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