aircraft restoration and manuals

Fleet Aircraft Company, Hugo and Chris Bartel

Cove Valley Airport, RD 1, Box 220, Williamsburg, PA 16693.; T or F: (814) 935-0929

Kinner Engine Overhauls and Exchange – All models; Kinner cylinder, head, and Valve rework and overhauls; Kinner accessories (i.e. magneto, carburetor and starter/starter adapter) overhauls.  Fleet Services:  Annual inspection and repairs; landing gear side vee and guide tube replacement; landing gear oleo overhauls; fuselage jig – tubing repairs, attach point and engine mount ring replacement; all cowlings including spun aluminum nose bowls; fuel tank and gauge repair and replacement; wing struts, wires and hardware; control surface repairs and conformity; wing rebuilding; pre-purchase conformity and condition inspections, technical help and counseling.  All work done in accordance with original Fleet drawings and to industry standards.


Erection and Maintenance Manuals for Fleet Models 1, 2, 7, F5, F10, F11.

    42 page, $22

Fleet Aircraft Limited – Report #111 Detail Specification for Model 16R

    10 pages, $6

Erection and Maintenance for Fleet Aeroplanes Model 16B (Kinner B-5)

    23 pages, $13

Presenting the Consolidated Husky Junior (Company sales brochure for Model 1)

    16 pages, $9

Fleet Model 16B Parts Index (Not Illustrated)

    23 pages, $13

Fleet Model 7 Master Drawing/Parts Index (Not Illustrated)

    44 pages, $23

National Research Laboratories Report #LM-67, Report on Ground-Looping of Aircraft Fleet Finch II and Model 16Bs at Canadian Elem. Flying Training Schools

    10 pages, $6

Pilot’s Notes for Fleet Finch II Trainer by Canadian Elem. Flying Training Schools

    10 pages, $6

Daily, 30 Hour and 180 Hour Inspection of Fleet Finch II (and Model 16B) Canadian Forces

    60 pages, $30

Fleet Trainer (Aircraft Manufactured in Canada) by A.J. Short – Aviation Space Division, National Museum of Science, Technology and History, Ottawa, Canada 1981.  Has Serial Numbers and locations of all Model 16BS

    41 pages, $22

Fleet Aeroplanes – Erection, Maintenance and Operation of Finch II (Model 16R)

    23 pages, $12

The Fleet as an Acrobatic Trainer by G.E. Moounce to Maj. Reuben Fleet (1936)

    Illlustrated, 29 pages,, $20

Kinner B-5 All Models Parts/Price List (Sept. 1940)

    30 pages, $16

Kinner R-540-1 (R-55) Handbook of Operating Instructions (Nov. 1941)

    7 pages, $5

Kinner R-540-1 (R-55) Handbook of Service Instructions (Dec. 1941)

    34 pages, $18

Kinner Parts Price List fo K-5 and B-5 Engines

    56 pages, $29

Instructions for Overhaul – Kinner Model R-52, R-53, R-55 Engines

    37 pages, $20

Kinner Model R-540-1 (R-55) Parts Catalog (Mar. 1942)

    20 pages, $11

Kinner Instructions for Operation and Maintenance for B-5, B-5R, B-54 Engines

(Apr. 1943)

    35 pages, $20

aircraft parts and services

Air Starters

Gene Breiner (717) 776-7608.  FAA approved air starter installations. Kinner parts and kits.

Airworthiness (Standard) Certificates for Fleets 

Gene Breiner (717) 776-7608.

Aluminum Castings

Mystic River Foundry (Sher and Phyllis)  (860) 536-7634

Antique Cylinder Overhaul

We can overhaul your antique cylinder to original new limits. Nation Aviation Inc.  (866) 867-2295

Cable Splicing – Navy Tuck Splices

Bald Eagle Aviation (703) 477-1577

Gene Breiner (717) 776-7608

Cadmium Plating

C&G Aircraft (972) 441-3199

Bass Plating (860) 243-2557

Carburetor Repairs

Airmotive Carburetor Co., 479 W. Riverside Dr., Burbank, CA (818) 845-7455;

Electronic Manufacturers Associated, 9707 Mason Ave., Chatsworth, CA 91311

Data Plates for Fleets

Noel Allard, 14155 Briarwood Dr., Menahga, MN 56464-3550, (218) 732-5100,

Electric Starter Overhauls

R.B. Aero Corp., Repair Station #YL2R323L, 14711 Lull St., Van Nuys, CA 91405-1211, (818) 785-5459

Falcon Wooden Propellers (formerly Fahlin)

Mike Redpath; (405) 288-6778

Fleet Hardware

The Ragwood Refactory  (541) 746-6572

Fleet Ribs

John Barker

Fleet Spars

Lyle Sindlinger 1-253-380-8992

PO Box 731369

Puyallup, WA. 98373

Flying Wires

Steen Aero Lab (704) 652-7382

A Wheels (215) 843-7637

Gary Routh (800) 517-9278,

Fuel Tanks

John La Noue (415) 893-9984 or 244-1816

Kinner Parts and Overhauls

Antique Aero Engines, Al Ball, P.O. Box 222, Santa Paula, CA 93061-0222  (805) 525-9464

Kinner Pistons

EGGE, El Segundo, CA  (562) 945-3419

Manuals and Technical Info

Thomson Aviation Library, 20014 El Mirage Airport Rd., El Mirage, CA 92301-0001. (760) 388-4215; fax (800) 243-2640,,

Essco  Aircraft, (877) 318-1555 (toll-free); (330) 644-7724; (888) 249-4165 (toll-free fax); (330) 644-0886 (fax),

Photographic Negatives of Old Fleets of the Past

A.R. Kreiger, 5856 W. Dickens Ave., Chicago, IL 60639

Photograph Your Aircraft

Don Simonsen, 256 Las Lomas, Novato, CA 94949


CustomAir, 202 Aviation Blvd., Cleveland, GA  (706) 348-7514

Watson Propellers

Guy Watson, FAA Certified Repair Station (WORK-041-L); reconditions all makes of wooden propellers and manufactures new props, experimental category. (408) 270-7509 or 683-2290,

Wing Tip Mold

Club Property; currently Mark Laurin has it at (315) 687-9506

fleetclub document files

Since the release of The Fleet CD Version 1, ninety four additional drawings have been added to the collection. In addition, the index format has been expanded to include manuals, service bulletins, STCs, field approvals, 337 Forms, technical articles and reports. This expanded collection of documents is now referred to as the Fleet Club Document Files and is now available for you to view, copy, or download to your computer or CD.

Special thanks to Fleet Club members Sandy Brown, Paul Seibert and John Sommerfeld.

HERE is our dropbox link to the files

and HERE is the link to Army TSO for the B5 and B54 Kinner Engine