Local ME-109

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  1. comiso90

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    N109W, Messerschmitt ME 109 C4K



    I just found out that there is a ME-109 registered in my city. That does not mean that is based here though.

    How do I find out where it is?

    I also hear that there is a ME-108 here too on some farmers private strip.
     
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    Well first of all it is not a Bf 109. That is a HA-1112 Buchon.

    It is a Spanish built version of a Bf 109G powerd by a Merlin engine.
     
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    I noticed it had a Merlin. I's still like to see it though.
    It says year built was 2000.

    Is that a rebuild?

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    Looks like it may be based at Castle AFB, but I can't be sure.
     
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    The four bladed prop gives it away. Makes it look odd, too.

    Charles
     
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    Thats 40 minutes away. They have a great aircraft museum there.

    Authentic or not, it would still be cool to check out. I'm sure I would've noticed it flying over

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    It was probably restored - I looked it up on the FAA registry - it's airworthiness certificate was issued in 2000.
     
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    Thanks for checking..

    maybe the owner ran out of money and it's sitting in a barn somewhere next to the ME-108 that's supposed to be in the area too.

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