Beach City Baby Propeller Overhaul

Vintage Wings Inc's Douglas C-53 Skytrooper "Beach City Baby" needs your help!  We are getting close to running the engines on our C-53 which means the Ferry Flight will be soon to follow. We are aiming for late summer or early fall to do so. In order to make that happen we need to tackle a large hurdle. The FAA has mandated an Airworthiness Directive, or A.D., for the propellers to be overhauled and inspected every five years. This must be completed prior to her first flight. We have been quoted a price of $2,795 each for the A.D. and will also need to cover the cost of being repainted as well as recieving the original stenciling and decals. 

Folks, we need your help. Every dollar counts, so every donation is just as important! 

Depending on the size of the donation, Vintage Wings will reward the donor on the following levels:

Silver Member (1 year) $150

Includes Quarterly updates for 1 year
Certificate of Appreciation from Board of Directors
Membership Card granting free entry to the C-53 museum during airshows for 1 year.
 

Gold Member (5 years) $500

Includes Quarterly Updates and T-Shirt
Certificate of Appreciation from board of Directors
Membership card granting free entry to the C-53 museum during Airshows for 5 years.
     

 Platinum Member (10 years) $1,000

Includes Quarterly Updates, T-Shirt, and hat
Certificate of appreciation from board of directors
Signed picture of the C-53 Beach City Baby
Membership card granting free entry to the C-53 museum during airshows for 10 years.
 

Crew Member (10 years) $2,000

Includes Quarterly Updates, T-shirt, Hat, Free Admission to Aircraft for 10 years with membership card
Certificate of Appreciation from board of directors
Signed picture of the C-53 Beach City Baby       
oppurtunity to serve as a Crew Member on Vintage Wings Inc. Aircraft.
 

Student Member (15-23 yrs old/2 years) $200

Includes Quarterly Updates, T-shirt, Hat, Free Admission to Vintage Wings Inc. Aircraft for 2 years with membership card
Certificate of appreciation from board of directors
Signed picture of the C-53 Beach City Baby


Please help us get this C-53 flying again so her new role as a flying classroom can begin! 





     Please visit our website  at:

www.vintagewingsinc.com

Donations

  • Debbie Ward 
    • $25 
    • 41 mos
  • John Roberts 
    • $50 
    • 41 mos
  • Andrew Lang 
    • $25 
    • 41 mos
  • Charlene Gillam 
    • $25 
    • 41 mos
  • Brent Liberati  
    • $20 
    • 41 mos
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Organizer

Jason Capra 
Organizer
Washington, PA
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