This Fairchild 24 of John and Dan Wegmueller is getting new life at Brodhead with the help of Mike Weeden. The airplane has not flown in over 20 years and is ready to make its first flight this century. The project started in April 2011 when John's youngest son Dan decided to get the family airplane going again.
With Mike's help they removed the wings and trailered it from Monroe Wisconsin to Brodhead to begin the repairs to the wings. The airplane came from Georgia in the early 1980s and the fabric was still good. With all the required wood repairs the wings and ailerons would be recovered. It soon turned into a mini-restoration that included engine work, propeller overhaul, rust removal and a rejuvenation of the fuselage and tail finish, then a repaint. First flight is expected soon.