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 GossHawk Unlimited Inc. in the special resource section in Warbird Digest May/June 2013 issue, number 48.Read More
The Privateer has been stripped of the bulk of her fire bomber colors. Detail stripping continues as “Stars and Bars” are applied in preparation for the flight to Chino, California. After two weeks of long hard work getting the Privateer ready, GossHawk personnel saw her off on May 3, 2013 as she left for the Chino airshow.Read More
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…Read More
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…Read More
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…Read More