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Harry Odone, who is guiding the restoration of the Fairey Gannet, works to strip paint off one of the bomb bay doors of the aircraft.

Historic airplane inches closer to eventual takeoff

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The restoration of the world's last flying T5 Fairey Gannet is well underway at New Richmond Regional Airport.

Stored in a hangar on the western edge of the airport, the impressive 1950s-era British military trainer first arrived in the community last fall.

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Harry Odone, who is managing the restoration effort, said the overall project should be completed within a year or so.

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