Earlier this year, our Constellation, “Bataan” made her first flight from The Planes of Fame satellite Museum in Valle, AZ to the home facility in Chino, CA. The aircraft had sat silently for over twenty years in the high desert. It would take the P.O.F. crew nearly eighteen months to prepare.
Stew Dawson took the pilot in command position with Steve Hinton in the right seat. Owner Rod Lewis would fly chase one and Stevo Hinton piloted chase two.
The fight was not without a few tense minutes as the crew dealt with fuel flow issues that threatened to force the aircraft down at nearby Grand Canyon Airport.
Come along for the whole story, and observe cool, calm crisis management from the most experienced crew flying these veteran aircraft.