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I am dedicated to preserving Rearwin airplanes, information, and history.  If you have a story or a piece of Rearwin history that you want to share, I'd like to hear about it.  Also, if you would be willing to donate anything related to the Rearwin Airplanes legacy, please let me know. I will add it to the Rearwin Digital Archives for all to enjoy.


Please note that some of these items are copyrighted and cannot be modified, resold, or otherwise redistributed
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Important: These documents are in some cases replicas of original historic documents and are provided for reference only. They may contain outdated, incorrect, or otherwise inaccurate information. Use this information at your own risk. Eric Rearwin or any member of the Rearwin Airplanes organization are in no way responsible or liable for any accident, damage, or other loss associated with the use of the information contained in these documents.


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Documents and Drawings
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15-Oct-2001 Type Certificate #20 (Lleblond 5D)
 
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15-Oct-2001 Aircraft Type Certificate #20
 
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15-Oct-2001 Aircraft Type Certificate #314 (Ken-Royce 2000-CO)
 
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15-Oct-2001 Aircraft Type Certificate #469 (Junior 3000)
 
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15-Oct-2001 Aircraft Type Certificate #469 (Junior 4000)
 
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15-Oct-2001 Aircraft Type Certificate #574 (Sportster 7000)
 
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27-April-2000 Aircraft Type Certificate #591 (Sportster)
 
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15-Oct-2001 Aircraft Type Certificate #624 (Sportster 9000)
 
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15-Oct-2001 Aircraft Type Certificate #653 (Speedster 6000)
 
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15-Oct-2001 Aircraft Type Certificate #661
 
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27-April-2000 Aircraft Type Certificate #729 (Skyranger)
 
 
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27-April-2000 Aircraft Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) Info
 
 
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04-April-2000 Skyranger General Service Bulletins, 1940-1943
 
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05-Mar-2000 Skyranger 185 Features
 
 
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05-Mar-2000 Skyranger ATCs and STCs
 
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26-Sep-2000 Skyranger Sales Brochure (Rearwin)
 
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26-Sep-2000 Skyranger Sales Brochure (Commonwealth)
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  23-Feb-2001 Field Approval for Cleveland Brakes (Commonwealth #1616)
 
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  23-Feb-2001 Field Approval for Cleveland Brakes (Commonwealth #1791)
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  28-Apr-2001 Sensenich propeller installation list (#301)
 
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03-Jul-2001 Speedster Wing Rib Gussets
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26-May-2002 Ken-Royce 3-View
Redrawn by Dean Davis Drafting Service
 
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29-May-2002 Speedster 3-View
Redrawn by Dean Davis Drafting Service


Photographs and Images

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24-Feb-2000 Rearwin nameplate (replica)
 
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27-Apr-2001 Commonwealth Cowl Logo (bitmap format)
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25-Aug-2001 Commonwealth Cowl Logo (vector format)
        More photos... 


Audio

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18-Mar-2000 "19 Questions" answered by Ken Rearwin during a taped interview in 1995.


Video
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Because different people have different players, and different encoding schemes work well for different movie clips, I have tried to provide video in all 3 major formats. Players can be downloaded here:

    

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25-Feb-2001 Al Barbuto's Commonwealth Skyranger video (sky1856)
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06-Mar-2001 Bob Harvey's Skyranger project - now owned by Jeff Spencer (sky1743)
coming soon     06-Mar-2001 Brad Foltman's Skyranger (sky1624)


Historical Articles
A fascinating perspective on people's thoughts about early aviation.


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  "Hello Southwest" by Suzanne Rearwin, 1935.
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01-May-2000 "Aviation's Advantages" by Ken Rearwin, 1936. 
 
 
23-Feb-2001 "Forgotten Rearwins" by Peter M. Bowers, 1997.


Magazine Articles

A look at Rearwins in the news throughout history.

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    02-Mar-2001 "How They Flew: Test Flying the Rearwin Sporster"
by Elvin Carlisle
Air Classics, Vol 3, Issue 1 (July) 1966 ?
    02-Mar-2001 Melvyn Hiscock's autographed copy of Airways.
    02-Mar-2001 A Sportster graces the cover of Argentina's Aviacion Sport.
    31-Mar-2001 "Those Wonderful Rearwins: Some Great Birds"
Article from Air Progress, January 1968.
    27-Apr-2001 The Rearwin Cloudster and Sportster are mentioned in this issue of Air Classics.
Air Classics, Winter 1973


Letters
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Ads and Brochures
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"Fly For 1 Cent a Mile!" - Sportster sales brochure
The Acrobat file is very large - view the JPGs unless you have a fast connection...
    25-Jul-2001 "Sportster - Proven Performance" - Sportster sales brochure touts the reliability of the Sportster. Because of its long range, many were sold overseas to places like South America, South Africa, and Australia.
    25-Jul-2001 "How FAR, how FAST, how MUCH" asks a Sportster sales brochure.
    25-Jul-2001 "It's Not What You Pay, It's What You Get!" - A Sportster brochure aludes to the aircraft's great value.
      "Royal Siamese Air Force Chooses Rearwin Sportsters!"


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