News Archive
Thursday, July 27, 2017


The Rearwin Speedster is no longer for sale.
A one of a kind Rearwin is for sale. This rebuilt Speedster 6000 (s/n 302) was the second of two Cirrus powered Speedsters. It has received Grand Champion at Blakesburg and Reserve Grand Champion at OSH.
Skyranger pilot Mark Schaden killed in airplane accident. [Posted by David Cohn, Bob Riffle]
The "Great Rearwin Records Project of 2005" is here !! How would you like to get a CD of your aircraft's ownership history? How would you like to send me a copy of the CD to add to the Rearwin Archives?
David Cohn has published the latest issues of SPARS. Thanks David!
!NEW! Many Skyranger drawings have been scanned thanks to David Cohn and Al Barbuto. The first of the set have been placed in the Rearwin Digital Archives.
Lyle Alexander is selling his beautiful Sportster 7000 -- take a look!
Read a great article on Tim Talen who is restoring my Speedster. He did an excellent job on a Fairchild 22.
David Cohn has published the latest edition of SPARS - Skyranger owners take a look !
The next AAA/APM fly-in will be in Blakesburg, IA from August 27th to September 1st this year. Make your plans to attend!
The 100th anniversary of manned flight is this year. Don't miss all the exciting events going on.
Wayne Forshey made some Skyranger stickers which are available for $1.50 each. Contact Wayne directly for more info.
The annual AAA flyin is quickly approaching so make your plans now! This year promises to be another very successful event. See you there! Aug 26-Sep 1.
Get ready for the EAA flyin in Lakeland, FL! See you there April 7-13.
NEW! Rearwin "eagle" decals available. These 9" x2.5" stickers are an exact replica of the shiny gold logo that graced the vertical stabilizer of original Rearwins. Get them while they last! $10.00
Rearwin pins have been added to the logo items available from Rearwin Airplanes.
We regret to announce the passing of Kenneth Rearwin on 7/31. He was 88. Feel free to add your rememberences of him in the discussion group.
From Zot Barazzotto:Want a new Skyranger nose bowl at about $750? I need to retrieve the mold from the shop and want to check again if anyone needs one that bad :~). This isn't your last chance, but them mold is in the shop if you want one now.
Meet Alex Fodor at Sun 'n Fun in Lakeland, FL on April 8-14.
I have obtained some analog-to-digital video equipment and I'm trying my hand at creating some online movies. If you have some Rearwin or Commonwealth film footage, please consider sending it in so I can publish it for all to enjoy.
Vote for your favorite color for the next Rearwin hats.
FREE email forwarding. Rearwin owners: If you would like to get an email account, let me know. I can set up an alias like "" that forwards your mail to an existing address. Email me for details.
I am almost out of hats! This means: 1) send me your orders now, they will be filled on a first come, first served basis. 2) I am considering getting them in a new color. Send me your votes of colors you'd like to see. 3) You can order them from the APM.
I finally set up the guestbook. Please "sign in" and leave your comments for Rearwin fans all over the world. Thanks to Dean Kramer for the suggestion!
I am now taking orders for REARWIN AIRPLANES hats. Be the first at your airport to own one!
An interesting article on a Dehaviland restoration in San Francisco. With video.
I have published a page pertaining to the R.A. Rearwin Scholarship. High School students, take a look!
Don’t forget the annual AAA/APM Flyin in Blakesburg, Iowa on Setember 2. Start making your plans to attend now!
The site has now received 20,000 hits. Thank you for visiting!
I set up a DOWNLOADS page for the various files that you can download. Check it out…
Download a Rearwin skin for Real Jukebox [180K] (save this file to your \Program Files\Real\RealJukeBox\Skins folder)
A NEW Rearwin screen saver is available for download for Windows PCs! Try it now! [1.5 MB]
The latest REARWIN.COM newsletter is online!
The Rearwin Airplane Locator page is now generated from a database so it is more accurate and easier to maintain.
Check out the new material in the Rearwin Digital Archives! More articles, photos, and memorabilia to come!
I have moved this web site to a different hosting service so please let me know if anything looks amiss…

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