The Restorers Themselves


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Hemlock Films

A complete list of the folks involved in the original documentary “The Restorers,” filmed in 2002

Maj. Gen. Bill Anders

(Heritage Flights)

Gerry Beck

(warbird restorer)

Col. Frank Borman

(Heritage Flights)

Mike Cuy 

(Pietenpol Builder)

Nick Engler

(Wright Aircraft Builder)

Steve Hinton

(Warbird Restorer)

Merrill Morris

(USAFM Restorer)

Robert Odegaard

(Warbird Restorer)

Charles Reed

(Antique Aircraft Builder)

Brig. Gen. Regis Urschler

(Heritage Flights)

Joe Tobul

(Warbird Pilot)

Roy Rehm

(Antique Aircraft Builder)

Yankee Air Force

(Warbird Museum & Restorers)

A legend in the restoration community, Steve Hinton is the director of the Planes of Fame museum in Chino, California. He also runs Fighter Rebuilders, on of the premiere warbird restoration companies in the country. Rebuilders has overseen the restorations of countless aircraft including a P-47, a P-39, a P-40, a Model 22 Zero, a few Bearcats, and the P-38 Lightning behind him "Joltin'Josie". A former racer at the Reno Air Races, he now flies a Lockheed T-33 Jet as the pace plane. (2004)

Steve Hinton