What RARE Aircraft accomplished in the restoration of our 1937 Stinson Reliant SR-9F is nothing short of a miracle, made possible by Roy, Ben and Jeremy Redman’s unique tribal knowledge of Stinsons and intimate experience with Reliants as well as the entire RARE team’s rigorous attention to detail and impeccable craftsmanship. We showed up with a pile of parts and left with a world-class Reliant that is second to none.
Founded in 1991, RARE Aircraft Ltd is a family owned and operated aviation company dedicated to the restoration of Antique Aircraft.
When you commission the restoration of a vintage aircraft, working with the very best will guarantee the success of your project and the value of your aircraft. The core of RARE Aircraft’s business is high quality award winning restorations. Their track record dates back to the “Four Time Grand Champ” Stinson Reliant of 1982 (Sport Aviation, November 1982). In fact, every restoration they've shown has won a national award.
RARE Aircraft Ltd. occupies a 25,000 square foot facility on Faribault, MN airport (FBL) 45 miles south of Minneapolis/St. Paul International Airport…a 47 minute freeway drive. They have a wood department that routinely builds complete wing sets. Their welding department handles everything from complete fuselage fabrication to fuel and oil tanks, as well as small parts fabrication and repair. They also have full sheet metal and machine shop equipment and capabilities. And, of course, their trademark Grand Champion quality fabric and paint work.