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BT-67: Headed Straight for Antarctica



Air Tec revamps its fleet of BT-67s

Similarly to many of our projects, this scheme was custom designed for a very unique operation. Air Tec, an aviation and technology company operating out of California, approached us with a last minute request for its fleet of modernized DC-3s on their way to a NASA operation in Antarctica. As if having a whole fleet of DC-3s wasn’t cool enough, Air Tec decided to modify them with the Basler 67 Turbine conversion. The conversion includes several upgrades, including PT6A-67R turboprop engines, 5-bladed Hartzell reversing propellers, new hydraulics, a new cockpit, and more. Having such a specialized aircraft allows the Air Tec team to operate in some of the most dangerous flying conditions, mainly ice and snow in the frigid South, to collect ice thickness samples for NASA

The aircraft shown is the first of many in this fleet, and was painted at Springer Aerospace in Ontario, Canada. The scheme itself was created with high visibility in mind for search and rescue, as planes tend to go down more often in harsh, wintery climates. The red and blue on the tail are made to stand out against the snowy landscape, making it a practical, yet sleek design for this airframe. 

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This is the icing on the cake for this 7 year Vans RV-8 build. Jason Seavolt was a pleasure to work with and we are proud to help him take his vision to reality. You can feel the amount of heart and soul that went into this project on every level. Not to mention this airplane looks right at home in the middle of these Warbirds! Thank you to Fighter Maintenance Contracting for letting me borrow your hangar for the photos! ... See MoreSee Less

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