This old friend was originally delivered to Olympic as SX-BKB in September 1991 and flew with the airline(s) until September 2009. It is pictured having recently returned from lease with Blue Air as YR-BAL and prior ro being re-registered N314XA. At the time of upload, the frame is still current with Swift Air.
Originally 80 CR-714s were intended for Finland to fight in the Winter War but events in France resulted in only six aircraft being delivered. These were assembled, tested and given registrations CA-551 to CA-556 but were found to be too unreliable and dangerous to use in Finnish conditions and so weren't committed to combat. This example was used instead as a ground instructional airframe. Polish piilots valiantly flew the outclassed CR-714 with great distinction in the Battle of France and, presumably, the reason this example is now undergoing restoration as part of this amazing museum.
This Archer belongs to the flight school of the Tabor aeroclub and is pictured parked in front of their main hangar. This plane was formerly D-ESPA and was placed onto the Czech register in February 2019. This OK-reg was previously allocated to a Taylorcraft E-3 Cub.