San Diego Air & Space Museum Storage & Restoration Centre, Gillespie Field, El Cajon

There are some very interesting and unusual aircraft here. Planes move regularly between this 'Annex' and the main museum at Balboa Park (see my separate page). Well worth a visit. We were here on 1st May.

Aircraft Reg'n Thumbs Notes
Bee Aviation (Beecraft) Honey Bee N90859 Sole example of this V-tail single-seater designed by Walter Mooney in 1952.
Beech T-34B Mentor Unknown  
Beech T-34B Mentor 140872 USN ex N8764T
Bleriot XI flying replica N605WB (NX605WB)  
Boeing C-97G Stratofreighter cockpit section 53-0200 Northwest Airlines livery, ex N79797
Boeing FB-5 replica    
Christen Eagle II N85KK  
Citroen gate guard PARIS03 Note the pusher prop.
Convair F-102A Delta Dagger 56-1268 FU-268 USAF
Convair SM-65 Atlas 2E   First US ICBM deployed from 1959 to'65, then an orbital launcher until 1995.
Curtiss B-1 Robin NC9265 (N9265)  
Denney Kitfox 3 N81LB  
Douglas A2D-1 Skyshark 125485 USN. Sole survivor of this turboprop naval aircraft, loosely based on the Skyraider, plagued by engine problems.
General Dynamics F-16N Fighting Falcon 163269 42 Right: USMC, left: USN, ex USAF 85-1370
Glasflugel H-201B Standard Libelle N241FM  
Grumman A-6E Intruder 162195 605 USN
Hawker Siddeley AV-8A Harrier 159239 WH-02 USMC
Lilienthal Norman-Segelapparat replica    
Lockheed P-2V-7 Neptune N443NA Tanker 43 Neptune Aviation Services. Ex USN 145906, N8064A, N139HP
Mead Primary Glider    
Mercury Air (Condor K-10) Shoestring N16V 16 Formula One racer flown from 1949 - very successful.
MiG-15bis 70201 Chinese AF
MiG-21bis 9099 Hungarian AF
Monnett Sonerai II NX169MB (N169MB) 69 Miss B Haven. Reg'd as a 'GD-1'. Mk 11s should be 2-seaters...
Monnett Sonerai IIB N21PC Ms Mombo.
North American F-86F Sabre 112958 FU-958 USAF: left The Paper Tiger, right Heaven's Above
Piasecki 44B (H-21) Workhorse N74058 Ex CF-NVC. Was a Vertol domonstrator in Europe - was the first motorised vehicle in the Vatican's inner compound, in 1959.
Rearwin 8135 Cloudster NC25553 (N25553)  
Rutan Vari-Eze N24RW  
Ryan Model 147N (AQM-34N) Lightning Bug   The Ns were relatively cheap decoys for other recce versions of the Firebee.
Ryan PT-22 Recruit N46795 41-15692 USAF
Ryan X-13 Vertijet 54-1619 1st example - did conventional and vertical takeoffs and landings, but the 2nd, now at Wright-Patterson, did full transitions.
Sikorsky SH-60B Seahawk 161554 USN
Sopwith Pup replica    
Stinson SM-8A Junior NC416Y (N416Y)  
Vans RV-8A N881RV Blue Angels livery
Vought A-7B Corsair II 154554 NG-031 USN
Vought F-8E Crusader 150297 AH-213 USN
WACO YKS-7 NC17713 (N17713) Ex USAF UC-72J 42-94126
Williams-Cangie WC-1 Sundancer N1AE 1 Unusual sesquiplane racer (one strut between the wings). Broke the class speed record on its 1st flight. Sole example.
Wright 1901 glider replica    
Wright EX 'Vin Fiz' replica   Built by famous author and aircraft designer Peter Bowers.

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