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!
GossHawk Unlimited is able to repair and/or manufacture parts for the Focke-Wulf Fw 190 aircraft, in particular the Flug Werk built models. We have exclusive access to Fw 190 drawings, jigs, molds, and tooling.Read More
Wade L. Eakle of “Over The Front” magazine wrote a story titled, Honoring the Memory and Legacy of the “Arizona Balloon Buster”. In this story, you will learn about how the memory of Frank Luke Jr. has been preserved in AZ, as well as other places in the country. Wade Eakle features the S.P.A.D. XIII that hangs in Terminal #3 at the Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport. Check out this great story!Read More
In September 2013, an engine vibration analysis revealed a problem with the propeller on the #4 engine. GossHawk removed the prop and sent it off for inspection and overhaul. The propeller arrived at GossHawk on Christmas Eve assembled and ready for installation.Read More
The resurrection of Focke-Wulf Fw 190F-8, “White 1” is well underway at GossHawk Unlimited. In this issue of Warbird Digest, you will find the current status of the Collings Foundation’s Focke-Wulf Fw 190. In addition to the current work being performed by GossHawk, there is a brief history of the pilot who flew White 1 during the war.Read More
GossHawk was a participant in this year’s Copperstate Fly-In! With the fly-in being right in our “backyard”, Lindsey Goss attended all three days of the Copperstate fun! Dave was able to join the party on Saturday due to GossHawk being closed on weekends. This was not only a great marketing opportunity for Lindsey, but it gave Dave and Lindsey a chance to meet up with old friends whom they had not seen in years!Read More
On August 23, 2014, the Consolidated PB4Y-2 Privateer left Casa Grande, headed for the Valle Airport in Williams, AZ. Every year the Valle Airport hosts “Thunder Over the Coconino”, this fly-in is a favorite of the owner’s.Read More
An exciting afternoon at GossHawk Unlimited with customers coming and going. The first plane we see is a North American T-28A/D Trojan. This T-28 is arriving from Carson City, NV, piloted by owner Dan Kirkland with Dave Goss of GossHawk Unlimited, Inc in the rear cockpit. This T-28 is currently for sale by the owner.Read More
“Classic Wings” Vol. 20/No. 1 2013, Issue 89 Check out the article on GossHawk Unlimited, Inc. in the new “Classic Wings”! The article, The GossHawk- A Rare Bird, written by Dave McDonald gives a sneak peek into the life of Dave Goss and how he created GossHawk Unlimited. This is a well-rounded article that takes…Read More