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1928 Lincoln-Page LP-3 Coming to AirVenture 2018
June 28, 2018 - A 1928 Lincoln-Page LP-3 that was restored to flying condition 90 years after it first left the factory is slated to be among the historic vintage aircraft present during EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2018.
Greg Heckman, EAA 232210, began the restoration in December 2013. He was only the airplane’s third owner in the nine decades since it was manufactured. Greg started with the wings, which had nearly completely deteriorated over time, and eventually completed the restoration.
Through Greg’s dedication, the Lincoln-Page got back into the sky on May 31, 2018, 90 years to the day after it was originally completed — a video of that first flight was posted on Facebook. The LP-3’s original OX-5 engine ran for the first time in 89 years on April 20, 2018.
Greg said he is excited to bring the rare vintage airplane to Oshkosh this year, as it is truly an only-in-Oshkosh spectacle.
“Where else could you ever see possibly the lowest-time OX-5-powered airplane in the world, with exactly its same original matching engine it came with from the factory,” Greg said. “All the instruments are the same that it came with from the factory, and it’s been in storage from 1929 until basically now. It’s something that the people need to see.”
Greg has decades of experience with historical aircraft, and he said he has a simple creed when it comes to which airplanes he enjoys the most: “The older they are, the better I like ‘em.”