C119 chair | Farlam Airframes Ltd

C119 pilots seat
An original pilots chair from a Fairchild C119 Flying Boxcar.
This is a comfortable fully adjustable US Government Long Range Aircraft seat.
The C119 was a versatile cargo and paratroop dropping aircraft with clam shell rear doors.
It was also the aircraft that was used in the film "Flight of the Phoenix".

This chair has several adjustments. The silver knob on the LHS allows the chair to move forward and back on the two rails.

The small forward knob on the LHS is for releasing the seat belt tension.

The larger forward knob on the RHS is for adjusting the height of the seat. The upper and lower positions are shown in one photograph.

The smaller RHS knob is to adjust /recline the back from upright to reclined.
The two arms lift up.
The seatbelts are original USAF issue and are dated from the early to mid 1960's They can be easily removed.

The chair was originally painted dark green. Over the years it has been repainted in other colours that have flaked off.
the RAF never flew C119 so this must be form an aircraft scrapped in the UK. The most likely candidate is C119 - USAF serial 51-2700 and Belgian serial number CP-9 that was reduced to a cockpit at North Weald. The cockpit section is now used in film.

The chair was made by Weber Corporation of Burbank California in 1952.

The chair can be seen in the original C119 parts list shown . The data plate shows that it was made in 1952 for FAC (Fairchild Aviation Corp) and the part number matches that in the parts list.

It is known to be the Pilots seat due to the wear on the paint on the top RHS and the replacement of the metal in the RHS arm. The copilots seat was identical.

We have cleaned the seat, lubricated the mechanism and replaced the seat cushions.

We have had premium dark brown leather seat cushions custom-made to fit the chair. They are all well padded. There is the headrest, back pad, Seat cushion and two armrests.
The seat cushion uses the original Nato coded wooden box frame that was original to the aircraft seat

To hold the two rails in the correct position we have made two blocks of teak that we have laser engraved with the text Fairchild C-119 and Flying Boxcar.

These blocks of wood support the chair to ensure it does not scratch any surface it sits in we have added felt to the lower surface.

This is a very comfortable - original USAF pilots chair updated and overhauled to make it usable.
Perfect for the office, corner or gaming.
A rare item. A usable item

Please contact us to discuss the item and to discuss shipping etc.

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