Sanders Brothers, Ione
|The Sanders Brothers are famous for their aircraft restorations, especially of Hawker Sea Furies, and own and operate the famous Dreadnought, plus several other planes.
We toured their hangars on the private Eagle's Nest Airfield at Ione (pronounced 'eye-own'), and had a great visit, getting up close and personal to the planes (and the impressive collection of cars). We had seen a couple of the aircraft a few days earlier at Chino Airport and during the airshow.
Our visit was on 8th May.
|Aeronca 7AC Champion||N2583E|
|Aeronca 7AC Champion||N82360||Marked as 'NACA 993'|
|Beech H-18 Tri-gear||N372PS BA-693 SA||USN markings. Volpar nosewheel conversion we also saw at Chino Airport.|
|Grumman (GM) TBM-3 Avenger||N73642 69329 35||USN ex N700RW|
|Grumman G-21 Goose||Unknown|
|Hawker Sea Fury FB11||TG114 H4 BC-L 114 NX19SF (N19SF)||Argonaut. Canadian Navy ex CF-OYF,N4763T, N54M, N232|
|Hawker Sea Fury T20||N20SF (NX20SF) 8||Dreadnought. Part RAF markings. Ex RN VZ368, G-9-3, Burma AF UB-451. We also saw this at Chino Airshow.|
|Hawker Sea Fury T20||N35SF||Ex Iraqi AF 254|
|Hawker Sea Fury T20S||N924G||Ex RN VX300, D-FAMI, D-CAMI, G-BCKH, N46990, marked as RN 'ES8502 924'|
|Lockheed T-33 Shooting Star||Unknown||Gate guard|
|Naval Aircraft Factory N3N-3||2986 N45131||USN|
|North American SNJ-4 (AT-6) Texan||09985 42 N55941 (NR5591)||USN|
|North American T-6G Texan||N7689C 49-3274||USAF. We saw this at Chino Airport.|
|Pilatus P-2||A-116||Swiss AF|
|Schweizer SGS 2-8 (TG-2)||42-68686||USAF - impressed in 1942 and crashed later that year.|