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The CIRCA / Graham Lee Nieuports (& other designs)  Site

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January 2024!  HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!       
 A hopefull  wish of Peace and Happiness for all in these turbulent times. 

40th Anniversary for CIRCA Reproductions!
It was in the spring of 1984 , Graham Lee commenced construction of the prototype Nieuport 11,  utilizing his aluminum construction technique.  Thank you to all who continue to build and fly my father's designs! Since his passing,  there were times that I wanted to just quit.   This site was moribund.   There were many personal and family challenges; and at times it was all we could do to just get a set of plans out  in the mail for someone who placed an order.   (I shall nevermore rely on postal service for plans orders but thats another story..) 

BUT:   I have continued to recieve messages of support and encouragement from builders; from folks who knew Graham.   I am grateful that many of you out there still remember him, and understood what he was "about".     He wanted to offer his designs, share his ideas,  and make flying affordable for average folks.

I've been inspired by you builders, in fact , back into participation with you!  I have a garage full of 2 projects and my only battle is to find time to get them airborne.  I hope to have more updates on C-IRCA's restoration soon. 
more to follow shortly , including  photos ; and in flight video clip; of a beautiful Nieuport 12 project up here in Canada!... SEE BELOW!  ...  

**FREE PLANS!!! BEAMER BUILDERS:  SEND ME PHOTOS OF YOUR COMPLETED ONW / TNW  IN FLIGHT - the best submissions of each configuration (ONW high wing; ONW shoulder wing; ONW low wing(if any) AND TNW  will get a refund for thier set of plans - or credit towards purchase of any other item on this site. (limited time offer- must be registered plans owner) 

Canadian Nieuport 12 !!! story , pics and vid clip coming soon!!

 "A Biplane in the Garden! " (book on Amazon)  : Richard Vary's Immaculate  7/8ths N11  more pics (here)

C-IRCA RESTORATION Project:  Part 3  (coming soon)  
BUILDING A BEAMER   (Still working on enhanced assembly illustrations of the ONW and TNW )
GLEE BUILDERS/OWNERS/PLANHOLDERS REGISTRY:   I invite you to update me if you are the current plans holder/owner/pilot of a GLEE aircraft design.   The info is fully confidential, however  for  users who consent, I will  publish a registry page accessable on this site.  

PROJECT / AIRCRAFT For Sale?  Advertise on contact me.

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A Canadian Nieuport 12!!! details soon. 

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Building  a Beamer  (TNW)


Building  a Beamer  (ONW)

Kansas City Dawn Patrol Videos -  here exclusively!!   

Over 9 hours of content including: Construction; Flying;

Modifications; Airshow footage; Floods;Invasion of Toads(?)

and MORE! A full account of 30+years; nearly 1000 hours of airtime (each); and countless airshows in the Nieuports  



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