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Prop-Liners of America, Inc.
21 Clearview Drive
Stafford Springs, CT  06076

Corporate Headquarters

We would like to announce our new name & location
We are currently in the set-up process which should
be complete by mid-year 2011. We will also be up-dating
out web site to reflect the change.

American Museum of Aviation, Inc.
North Las Vegas, NV
Prop-Liners of America is now a Division of the American Museum of Aviation, Inc.

Cactus Air, LLC
Will schedule & operate all museum aircraft

Save-our-Seven Project

Donate your airplane

At the very least we will most likely use your airplane to shuttle
flight crews to Airshows and provide flight experience to
our future generations.

We are in need of Donations. Now is the time to consider
that Tax Deductable Donation to a worthy non-profit organization. In order
to maximize your itemized deductions, you may want to consider
us when making your charitable contributions this year.

We are a 501 ( c ) 3 non-profit organization
Tax ID # 31-1627202

Mission Statement

American Museum of Aviation is a volunteer, non-profit, 501 (c) 3 organization incorporated under Connecticut laws as a non-stock, non-profit corporation to promote the restoration, exhibition and flying display of propeller driven airliners at airshows and open houses throughout the continental United States.

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At the time we found Convair 240 serial #147 it had been in storage for two years without engines or props. It was vandalized in 1996, the damage sustained was due to smoke, heat and fire. The extent of the damage included the aft lavatory, lower rear cargo compartment, some seat cushions, head liner, carpeting and extensive smoke damage.

Currently we have replaced both engines and the starboard side #2 prop. The port side #1 prop assembly is currently ready for replacement. The lower aft cargo compartment on the starboard side has been cleaned, inspected, zinc cromated and a new cargo liner has been installed. The aft lavatory has been stripped of all panels, inspected, zinc cromated and is ready for the installation of new paneling and interior fixtures. All other smoke & fire damaged areas have been completely cleaned and inspected. We have finished with the corrosion control and replacing of rivets and panels on the wings. The wing spar was found to be in excellent condition.

The remainder of the restoration will be as follows. The exterior will be completely stripped down to the aluminum finish and painted in the original paint scheme and trim of 1949 as delivered.

The interior of the Convair will be as follows, new dark blue carpeting, the head liner will be replaced, aft lavatory will be completely rebuilt, forward galley moved aft to original area, damaged seat cushions replaced as necessary, seat coverings to match the original 1949 interior, crew seats need recovering, and reconditioning of  avionics and cockpit area.

Upon completion, the Convair 240 will be rededicated the Flagship Scranton as it was originally delivered on 27 Feb 49. The original tail number will also be retained as delivered, N94270.

This Convair 240 will be the only flying Convair 240 in passenger configuration, all other Convair 240's still flying are hauling freight. The total number of Convair 240's flying in the world today is just 7

Hats off to Trans-Florida Airlines for all their hard work in helping us to bring this Convair back to flying condition. She has been saved from the chopping block! Thanks again to Bob, Dan and Tom Willman. We still have a lot of work yet to go but we are well on our way to gracing our skys with another Convair!

Mar 1999
Wing Spar inspected and in excellent condition

May 1999
Corrosion control and replacement of rivets & panels completed

Jul 1999

All other smoke & fire damaged areas have been cleaned & inspected

Nov 1999
Lower aft cargo compartment stripped, cleaned, inspected and zinc cromated

Feb 2000
Aft lavatory stripped of all panels, inspected and zinc cromated

Apr 2000
New lower aft cargo compartment liner installed

Jul 2000
Cleaning of the interior continues

Aug 2000
The exterior has received its first bath in 4 years Sep 2000
Starboard side #2 prop and hub assembly have been installed.

Mar 2001
Port side #1 prop and hub assembly have been installed.

Jul 2001
Electrical & mechanical connections in the aircraft are continuing at this time.

Sep 2001
Waiver received for extended operation of both Props without overhaul provided that all SB's and AD's are current.

Feb 2002
Waiver has been pulled on extended Prop operation on one Prop and the other only a limited time waiver issued.

Mar 2002
Decision to overhaul both Prop & Hub assembilies has been made, this will cost the organization about $11,000 however we will have two zero time assembilies when finished. We are currently waiting on Grant and or Donation monies for this.

Apr 2002
Electrical power through the use of a GPU has been applied to the Convair for the first time since 1996. Good News; Wing Flaps and Cowl Flaps operated normal and there were no blown breakers! 

Jun 2002
SWAT training was conducted in the Convair by local Law Enforcement Officals.

Sep 2002
Avionics work is continuing to get the old radios back in operational use.

Apr 2003
Interior work continues, Cockpit is receiving much needed TLC and the Passenger Cabin seats have been cleaned & ArmorAll has been applied

May 2003
Up-Dated Pictures on this Link

Jul 2003
Cleaning and painting in the Cockpit area is continuing and much progress is being made. Please follow the link to see our progress. Cockpit Photos

Sep 2003
The overhead bin areas have been taken apart and cleaned and reassembled. This was a much needed job!!

Apr 2004
The carpeting has been steam & spot cleaned

Jul 2004
Avionics being evaluated & tested for proper operation

Sep 2004
Aircraft has been powered washed

Nov 2007
POA has performed an inspection and found the Convair
to have extensive corrosion in the wing spar area.

Apr 2008
POA sold Convair N1022C to the US Airline Industry Museum in Zellwood, FL at the Apopka Airport. The former POA Convair was dismantled, moved & reassembled at the Apopka Airport Sep 2009.

Apr 2008
POA has aquired Douglas DC-7B N4889C located in Chandler, AZ at the Memorial Airport on the GRIC Reservation.

Jun 2008
With the help of Int'l Air Response and the GRIC Reservation POA has moved the DC-7B from the desert to the secure area inside of the security fence at the Chandler Memorial Airport until funding has been raised to move the aircraft to Victorville, CA for restoration.

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