Wednesday, April 23, 2014
PLACERVILLE, CALIFORNIA
99 CENTS
CHUCK AND CAROL WAHL stand beside Chuck's SNJ-5c that he restored from the ground up. Wahl is currently restoring two other WWII Navy planes — a Hell Diver and a Dauntless. Democrat photo by Shelly Thorene
WORLD WAR II AIRPLANE restoration specialist Chuck Wahl, right, discusses Hell Diver blueprints with fabricator Mark Comely. Democrat photo by Shelly Thorene
WARBIRD RESTORATION SPECIALIST Chuck Wahl stands next to the underside of the body of a 1943 Douglas SBD Dauntless at his shop in Cameron Park. Democrat photo by Shelly Thorene
MACHINIST Sterling Grover of El Dorado holds an original Corsair wheel next to one being machined. Democrat photo by Shelly Thorene
MACHINIST Sterling Grover of El Dorado holds an original Corsair wheel next to one being machined. Democrat photo by Shelly Thorene
WORLD WAR II Warbird restoration specialist, Chuck Wahl holds an original cylinder head from The Dauntless. Democrat photo by Shelly Thorene
VINTAGE FORMATION — Chuck Wahl of Vultures Row Aviation leads the Vultures Row T-6 Formation Team in tribute of the 75th anniversary of the first flight of the renown T-6 Texan during the Capital AirShow earlier this month (the Navy Version SNJ came with tailhooks for carrier landings and were mostly painted Navy blue, the British version was called the Harvard). Other pilots in formation are Jim Booth, Bob Lessman and Jeff Quaid. Photo by Larry Weitzman