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L5 Restoration Group

  • Air Group One Hangar#6 1905 N. Marshall El Cajon, CA 92020 USA (map)

Air Group One

L5 Restoration

Using blueprints from more than half a century ago, volunteers have devoted countless hours and enormous manpower to the complete restoration of their beloved L-5.  Wooden components for the wings needed to be manufactured from scratch and precision tools were created to produce them – this was by no means a small task.  Momentum is continually gaining on the project and a hopeful completion date of June 7 should allow Betsy to take wing for her first air show in over two decades.  Stay tuned to Air Group One’s L-5 restoration page at to get the most up-to-date information on her progress.

If you would like to be a part of the restoration or would like to donate to Air Group One’s L-5 restoration fund, contact Air Group One at (619) 259-5541 or visit the website to help get Betsy back in the air and see an important and hugely impactful piece of American History come back to life.

Donate to the L5 Restoration

Earlier Event: February 27
Formation Ground School
Later Event: March 30
Zydeco Brunch at the Gillespie Cafe