||WE NEED YOUR HELP:
Butler County Warbirds counts on the support of its friends
and members. Donations can take the form of monetary donations, volunteer work or
various supplies and materials.
The following is a list of items that we are always looking
for. If you are interested in making a contribution, please contact the us at
(513)702-3062 or E-Mail:
- Aviation fuel -
100 Octane Low lead Aviation fuel is priced about $5.85 per gallon. Our
PT-19 burns about 10 Gallons per hour and the Stearman about 14 Gallons per hour.
- Aviation Oil -
Even though it is an "IN-LINE" engine, PT's Utilize a "DRY SUMP"
oil system and have a 4.1 gallon oil tank, and it will spray oil in the same way as a
radial engine does when it runs. We lose about 1 - 1 1/2 Qts. of oil per hour flown, The
Stearman is EVEN WORSE! Aviation oil runs between $4 - $5 per quart.
- Ranger Engine Re-build -
Ranger 440 Engines have a approximate life of 900 - 1000 hours.(TBO or Time
Before Overhaul) But, the average seems to be somewhat
lower, about 600 Hours. An OVERHAUL will cost BCW about $12,000.00, or about $20 per
- Restorations and/or displays
Project Specific donations are always welcome. We are currently working on the following
1. Restoration/Rebuild of a 1940s RANGER engine.
- Lumber/plywood (1x1, 1x6, 1x12 pine board)
- Plexiglas 3/16" or 1/4" thick sheets
OFFICE SUPPLIES/GIFT SHOP:
- File cabinets
- Laminating machines
- Office furniture
- Display lighting
- Warbird memorabilia
- Airplane Parts and Memorabilia
- Shelving (indoor and outdoor)
- Shrink wrapper
- Display Cases (all sizes)