Consolidated PB4Y-2 Privateer Engine Run

The team at GossHawk Unlimited runs the engines of the Consolidated PB4Y-2 Privateer at their facility in Casa Grande, AZ on February 15, 2013.

Robert Mikesh Testimonial

Robert Mikesh Former Curator of the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum | Aviation Writer and Author | Retired Air Force Pilot This note to you is long over due in which to thank you, not only for myself but I can speak for the National Air and Space Museum as well, for the excellent…

Doug Champlin Testimonial

Doug Champlin Pilot and Warbird Owner | Owner of the Champlin Fighter Museum | Aviation Entrepreneur Last week I received a phone call from the new owner/pilot of one of the three Grummans that I retrieved from Maui many years ago. We had a nice visit and he asked if I missed the finding and…

Jim Larsen Testimonial

Jim Larsen World Renowned Aviation Photographer and Writer | Aeronautical Engineer | President of AeroAcoustics Congratulations to you and your fantastic GossHawk team on a job well done! The Fw190A has had a lengthy journey from the Russian forest to the ramp at Flying Heritage Collection. That journey could not have been successfully concluded without…

Jeff Nelson Testimonial

Jeff Nelson President and CEO | Custom Connections, LLC I’ve known and worked with Dave Goss on numerous projects for over 20 years. His is one of the most reliable and honest shops around. Dave always lives up to and exceeds the expectations of his customers. The least a customer has ever gotten from GossHawk…

Bernd Stroeh Testimonial

Bernd Stroeh Pilot and Warbird Owner | German Businessman After more than 20 years, I decided to sell my dream plane, the T 28 N 141 BS. It was a melancholy moment for me when it left your hangar to leave forever to South Africa. In all these 20 years, when you and your fantastic…

North American T-28B Racer Arrives at GossHawk

Dave Goss meets owner Dan Kirkland at GossHawk after flying his new T-28B racer home from Carson City, Nevada. This T-28B was built to race at Reno in the early 2000’s, but the owner has decided not to race her.

Aircraft Restoration

We have 41 years of experience and have earned a reputation for excellence. Strict guidelines are used to achieve the highest quality and authenticity. Our team is experienced in restoring aircraft of varying type and class, including biplanes, prop planes and jets. Read more »

Aircraft Maintenance

We are a full service aircraft maintenance facility. Our personnel are FAA certified mechanics with both A&P and IA licenses, allowing us to perform a wide array of inspections and repairs. In addition, we offer disassembly and assembly of all types of aircraft for packaging and shipping. Read more »


GossHawk Unlimited currently has multiple projects under its roof, this includes projects we are currently working on or projects for sale that we would like to restore. For information and pictures of restoration projects GossHawk is working on, see our section on current projects. Read more »

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Rare Plane Comes to Everett Museum

Rare Plane Comes to Everett Museum Published: Wednesday, May 4, 2011 By Kurt Batdorf, For the Herald PHOTO CAPTION FROM ARTICLE: Mechanic Lee Trekas, of GossHawk Unlimited Inc. from Casa Grande, Arizona, restores a German Focke-Wulf Fw 190 Nazi combat airplane, Thursday, April 21, 2011 at Flying Heritage Museum located at Paine Field in Everett.…

"Air Classics" cover shot Vol. 47/No. 5, May 2011

The cover shot on this “Air Classics” issue shows the newly painted and completed Fw 190A-5. This Fw 190 belongs to Paul Allen of Seattle, Washington and his museum, the Flying Heritage Collection or FHC. The A-5 is the only original airworthy Fw 190 in the world. She is also flying with the only original running BMW 801 engine.

Original drop tank repaired and installed

Updates to our Focke-Wulf Fw 190F-8 Project Gallery

February 11, 2022

We’ve just added another 130 photos to the works-in-progress gallery for our Focke-Wulf Fw 190F-8 restoration project.

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Memories for Oshkosh 2019

July 27, 2019

In celebration of Oshkosh 2019 I wanted to share some pictures that I took from Oshkosh 2015 that I was unable to post that year.  It was the trip of a lifetime, traveling in the only flying Privateer cross country from Casa Grande, Arizona to Oshkosh, Wisconsin.  My dad, Dave, and I went with the…

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In Memory of Jeff Pino

In Memory of Jeff Pino

February 5, 2017

We had the privilege of having Jeff Pino in our lives for two years. It was much too short, but to call him a friend for a short period of time was better than none. Jeff came to us in February 2014 and asked us to take care of his P-51, from that point on we became quick friends. Jeff’s personality was a good match with the Goss family, and although it was so short we felt like Jeff was a longtime friend.

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GossHawk Unlimited is Looking for Sheet Metal Mechanics and A&P Mechanics

June 25, 2015

GossHawk Unlimited is looking for a sheet metal mechanic. We would like someone with sheet metal experience, experience with hand forming, and able to work with little to no drawings. We are also looking for an A&P mechanic with warbird experience.

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“Warbirds International” Vol. 34/No. 7, July/August 2015

June 23, 2015

At the end of April GossHawk Unlimited and Klaus Plasa conducted test flights of Dan Kirkland’s Focke-Wulf Fw 190A-8/N. Michael O’Leary put together a great story with a detailed background of the pilot in which the markings represent, Josef Pips Priller.

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“Air Classics” Vol. 51/No. 6, June 2015

May 20, 2015

Doug Fisher stopped by a couple months back for his annual visit. Doug wrote a nice article and got some great photos. If you are interested in finding out what is going on at GossHawk, check out the June 2015 Air Classics!

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Major David E. Goss the Inspiration of GossHawk

May 15, 2015

Today marks a year that Major David E. Goss passed away. Although David never did work at GossHawk, and is not the creator, he without a doubt is the inspiration of the operation. GossHawk would not be here today if it were not for this incredible man. You are loved and will always be missed.

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Second Annual Aviation Archeology Symposium at the Seattle Museum of Flight

March 15, 2015

On March 14th and 15th 2015, the Seattle Museum of Flight hosted their second annual Aviation Archeology Symposium. The symposium focused on the recovery of aircraft, archeological aspects of aircraft, in addition to aircraft restoration. The symposium this year included many presenters from last year’s symposium, as well as some new additions. Dave and Lindsey Goss were returning presenters for this event.

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In Loving Memory of “Uncle Jack”, John Andrew Morrissey

November 17, 2014

On November 16th 2014, the world lost yet another of “The Greatest Generation”, John Andrew Morrissey, or as many of us know him, Uncle Jack. Jack was an amazing man, he had such a big heart and touched so many lives. Jack is a WWII Navy Veteran. He flew PBYs in the Battle of Midway, and was shot down two or three times. Jack lived to be ninety one years old, and had a very full life, with lots of adventures.

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The Privateer Engines are Headed to Idaho

August 14, 2014

We removed the engines, then removed all of the accessories, and now they are packaged up and on their way to Anderson Aeromotive in Idaho. Kaspar was here when they were loaded on the truck and was able to get some video footage. Thanks Kaspar!

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