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JNE Aircraft is a small, one-man, aircraft restoration shop located in the Pacific Northwest. 

John Norman is an FAA certified A&P mechanic who also maintains his IA certification.

Though many different projects have made their way through the shop over the years, probably the most interesting has been the definitive reproduction Spirit of St. Louis.   

Despite the many challenges encountered along the way, the Phase One Flight Testing (as required by the FAA) was completed during the summer of 2021. 

With THAT hurdle accomplished, the airplane then became the subject of a documentary film!

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This film is about building and flying the definitive reproduction "SPIRIT of St. LOUIS"

... but it is also about the "DREAM" John had to accomplish the feat ...

and the exhilaration we all experienced when she finally did


We were able to show this film to a 'test audience' at the Museum of Flight in Seattle in June 2023

where we received valuable feedback from the audience, that helped us make some changes to the film prior to submitting it to Sundance for consideration to premier at the 2024 Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah.

~ Watch the trailer by clicking the button below ~

Thank You for your patience as we all await the premier of


When we have more information available, we will post it here!

Click this link to read media coverage on the projects

Click to view the merchandise we currently have available

Visit our YouTube channel to watch videos & learn more. 

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