The Sierra Sue II book is printed and available.

Three years in the making, the book is finally available on the AirCorps Aviation website.  Even if it still says preorder, they are now in stock as of July 9, 2015. All preorders are already being shipped.   I will also be at AirExpo in Eden Prairie July 11 and 12 and at Oshkosh with books for sale and sign.             Chuck Cravens

Three years in the making, the book is finally available on the AirCorps Aviation website.  Even if it still says preorder, they are now in stock as of July 9, 2015. All preorders are already being shipped.

  I will also be at AirExpo in Eden Prairie July 11 and 12 and at Oshkosh with books for sale and sign.             Chuck Cravens

Sierra Sue II heads for her new home.

 Sierra Sue II's owner, Paul Ehlen, picked her up and flew her to her new home at Flying Cloud Field in Eden Prairie, Minnesota today.  It was the first time he'd flown his beautiful, virtually new Mustang.  I can only imagine the thrill that must have been, but I didn't have to imagine the look on Paul's face!

 Today was the culmination of over three years of work to restore her to the state she was in in 1945 in Belgium when she was freshly delivered to the 402nd Squadron of the 370th Fighter Group.

Towing Sierra Sue II out of the hangar

Towing Sierra Sue II out of the hangar

On the ramp in front of the AirCorps Aviation hangar

On the ramp in front of the AirCorps Aviation hangar

Firing up the Merlin

Firing up the Merlin

AT-6 and Mustang warmed up and ready to go

AT-6 and Mustang warmed up and ready to go

Time to taxi once the helmet is on.

Rolling!

Rolling!

Banking over the Bemidji airport then off to Flying Cloud

Banking over the Bemidji airport then off to Flying Cloud

Flight to Austin

On September 26, 2014 Sierra Sue II leaves AirCorps' hangar in Bemidji bound for Austin, MN

Nose Art

Nose art

Max Wiesnewski painted the nose art.

 

 

 

 

 

First Flight

Sierra Sue II made her first post restoration flight on September 17, 2014. Her last flight was about 10 years ago.