|All photos by Rick Reeves, Metal Specialist, Fantasy of Flight Museum|
Fast forward to August 2012 and this airplane showed up on Facebook. Kermit recently took the Robin out for some in-flight fun. He has graciously agreed to share with us some information, the coolest of which is this short unlisted YouTube video (provided exclusively for our audience at Barnstmr's Random Aeronautics) of Kermit flying in the Robin. What a treasure!!
Thanks to Kermit and Fantasy of Flight Productions for sharing this great video. The Video Link and photos here were sent to us by Phil Zizza, who is the Head of Production for Fantasy of Flight Productions. Scroll down to the end of this posting to see Phil's email.
See also, Kermit's Blog for his story of his long-standing friendship with Henry Haigh and the acquisition of the Robin.
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Kermit Weeks asked that I get in touch with you about some photos and video on his Curtiss Robin.We are in the process of creating a video on the planes recent activities out at Fantasy of Flight. When that video is completed and posted to Fantasy of Flight's Youtube channel, we will send you the link. In the meantime, we have put together a short 30 second teaser video of the plane on an unlisted Youtube link.
You can use this link immediately on your site, if you so choose, till the full version is up. (Within next few weeks) I've also attached four photos of the plane. There is also a couple of photos and some side information on his blog... http://blog.kermitweeks.com/?p=1684 If you should need anything else, don't hesitate to get in touch with me. We appreciate your interest in the Curtiss Robin plane, Kermit Weeks and Fantasy of Flight.
Great website blog by the way. Really enjoyed it.
Head of Production
Fantasy of Flight Productions