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The restoration team poses for a photo. The team includes (left to right) Kirk Hexum, Ron Stoner, Shannan Hendricks, Mason Odone, Harry Odone, Ray Smith, Jason Rogers and Tom Peterson. Missing from the photo was Nick Jilek.

Fairey Gannet: Restored airplane gets rave reviews

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The XT-752 was the center of attention at Saturday evening's unveiling ceremony at New Richmond Regional Airport.

The historic British war plane, nicknamed the "Fairey Gannet," has been fully restored over the past two years and is inching closer to its first actual flight since 2004.


Airplane owner Shannan Hendricks and restoration coordinator Harry Odone were all smiles when the hangar doors were open and the crowd streamed in for their first look at the Fairey Gannet.

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