Updates to our Focke-Wulf Fw 190F-8 Project Gallery
We’ve just added another 130 photos to the works-in-progress gallery for our Focke-Wulf Fw 190F-8 restoration project.
Memories for Oshkosh 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…
In Memory of Jeff Pino
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.
GossHawk Unlimited is Looking for Sheet Metal Mechanics and A&P Mechanics
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.
“Warbirds International” Vol. 34/No. 7, July/August 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.
“Air Classics” Vol. 51/No. 6, June 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!
Major David E. Goss the Inspiration of GossHawk
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.
Second Annual Aviation Archeology Symposium at the Seattle Museum of Flight
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.
In Loving Memory of “Uncle Jack”, John Andrew Morrissey
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.
The Privateer Engines are Headed to Idaho
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!
“Air Classics” Vol. 50/No. 8, August 2014
Check out the article on GossHawk Unlimited, Inc. in the August 2014 issue of “Air Classics”! Doug Fisher wrote a great story, New at GossHawk, Latest Restoration Projects at a Busy Vintage and Veteran Aircraft Shop.
“Big Beautiful Doll” Engine Run
Big Beautiful Doll came in for her annual earlier in the month. We did engine runs, while making adjustments to the take-off power setting and looking for oil leaks. Since we had to take her up to take-off power, the tail needed to be strapped down. All went well, and she went home this morning!
Check out the article on GossHawk Unlimited, Inc. in the August 2014 issue of “Air Classics”! Doug Fisher wrote a great story, New at GossHawk, Latest Restoration Projects at a Busy Vintage and Veteran Aircraft Shop.Read More
Big Beautiful Doll came in for her annual earlier in the month. We did engine runs, while making adjustments to the take-off power setting and looking for oil leaks. Since we had to take her up to take-off power, the tail needed to be strapped down. All went well, and she went home this morning!Read More
“Ho Hun” came in for a prop AD and other maintenance. Dave performs an engine run on the Mustang after all the work has been completed. She is good to go!Read More
This aircraft was built by Canadian Car & Foundry as a Harvard Mk. IV., then converted into a NA-50. She has a Pratt & Whitney 1340-61, and she is very well maintained.Read More
Sadly, today marks a year that we lost our dear friend Mr. Champlin. Thank you for all that you contributed to the aviation world, and thank you for all that you did for GossHawk. You are missed my dear friend!Read More
The Military Aviation Museum had its annual Warbirds Over the Beach May 17th and 18th. Lindsey and Dave Goss attended the show on Saturday the 17th with Lindsey’s cousin and Dave’s niece, Anna Cardoso.Read More
David E. Goss was a very special man. Thank you for your service and for fighting for our freedom. You touched so many lives, and you will be missed by so many. I love you Grandpa!Read More
On Friday May 2nd, the Privateer took off from Casa Grande, AZ headed to the Chino Airshow. Lindsey and Dave caught a ride to the show! This was Lindsey’s first trip to Chino, she had a ton of fun and met lots of new people. Dave enjoyed one day of airshow fun, then had to return to AZ to work. The PB4Y-2 was on display at the show, and headed back home to Casa Grande on Sunday afternoon.Read More
We ran the Privateer earlier in the week to make sure she was ready for Chino. Everything went well, and she is ready to go! She will be departing from Casa Grande tomorrow at 10:00am. See you in Chino!Read More
GossHawk Unlimited participated in the first ever Aviation Archeology Symposium, put on by the Seattle Museum of Flight. The event was a success! The presenters were great and had interesting information.Read More