World War II Bomber Roars into OC with Striking New Paint Job

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Leading Edge Aviation Repaints Piece of American History for County's New Air Museum

An A-26 WWII bomber gets the finishing touches from Leading Edge Aviation.

Our California crews worked with incredible dedication and detail to restore this storied warbird back to its mint condition. I'm proud to say that now, 68 years later, its every bit as striking as the day it first rolled into action.

Leading Edge Aviation Services (LEAS), the largest commercial aircraft painting company in the world, has just completed its month-long restoration of a World War II era A26 Invader which soars into John Wayne Airport for its new home at the William Lyon Air Museum. The Museum, which opens doors this spring, will house a number of historic aircraft on permanent display for the county's growing community of aviation enthusiasts.

"It's a real honor to breathe new life back into an important piece of American history," said Mike Manclark, President, CEO, LEAS. "Our California crews worked with incredible dedication and detail to restore this storied warbird back to its mint condition. I'm proud to say that now, 68 years later, its every bit as striking as the day it first rolled into action."

First brought into action in 1941, the A26 bombers were stationed throughout California as part of emergency efforts to protect the mainland from invading forces after the attack at Pearl Harbor. This Invader, named the "Feeding Frenzy" flew missions in Vietnam and possibly World War II.

For more information, please visit http://www.LeadingEdgeCorp.com.

About Leading Edge Aviation Services:
Headquartered in Santa Ana, CA with facilities across the United States, Leading Edge Aviation Services, Inc. is one of the most advanced, commercial aircraft services companies in the world. Specializing in commercial, private, and military aircraft painting, the company also provides a wide range of commercial services, including fuel system, mod-center support, contract labor, line-turn maintenance, composite and sheet metal, long and short term aircraft storage, field audits, fleet assessments, interior deep cleaning, and strip and painting services to various branches of the United States Military. For more information, visit http://www.LeadingEdgeCorp.com.

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Mike Maloney
PR for Leading Edge Aviation Services
949-677-9239

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