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EAA Chapter Gives Update on Vega Restoration

JKE Works Still Hard at Work on Wooden VIP Transport JKE Works of Mount Dora, Florida is hard at work bringing a 1929 Lockheed Vega 5C back to life, and EAA Chapter 534 dropped by to provide the world with an update on the project. The rebuilder, JKE Works, has completed its fair share of restorations in its time, with the company recently handed down to its 2nd and 3rd generation owners. Jim Kimball started things off, restoring some mundane GA Aircraft and good old classics like the Stearman, Travelair, and Beech Staggerwing. Today, Jim’s son Kevin and his son Kalin have taken up the mantle, keeping up the grind of bringing the old Vega back to life. Throughout much of its life, the 1929 aircraft had been sitting as a static exhibit at the Fantasy of Flight Museum in nearby Polk City.

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