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STRAIGHT AND  LEVEL 
October 1-5, 1980 are the dat es of the 2nd Annual
EAA National Fly-In at Tullahoma, Tennessee. If you
missed it in 1979, you missed a great one. Plan to at-
tend in 1980 and you can look forward to a fantastic
experi ence.
To be sur e, there were problems during th e 1979
Fly-In, the most seriou s being the weather, but the
overall reaction to the event was very posi tiv e. Many
small probl ems pop up during a " fir st time" fly-in ,
such as traffi c coordination between vehicles and
pedestrians, but these were analyz ed and corr ected
as they occurred. The unavoidable rain was something
else! The low pressure system called Henri bl ew and
thrashed its way across the Gulf of Mexi co and then
decided to run it s course as a tropi cal depression up
the west side of the Blue Ridge Mountains, edging
through Tullahoma . On Wednesday ni ght it began to
rain , and rain , and rain , and rain. There were no high
winds, just solid rain in a continuous downpour. Did
this stop th e fly-in? No Sir! Availabl e concrete park-
ing was utilized for incoming traffi c, whi ch kept the
aircraft off of th e soggy terrain. Seeing was believ-
ing ... ther e were the EAAers sloshing around in rain-
coats and umbr ellas and looking at th e aircraft. The
interest definit ely was there.
Being an EAA National Fly-In, Tullahoma '80 has a
lot to offer. Th e Antique/ Classic parking area again
will be assigned the grassy field on the southwes t cor-
ner of th e showplan e area. Shade tr ees border th e
area and a regi str ation booth i s close by. Also in thi s
area is a small stream of clear water which adds to th e
beauty of th e setting.
For those camping, many improvements have been
made since th e 1979 Convention. The basic camping
area has been expanded, a registration booth has been
added, and the main road in the ca mping area has been
graveled. Last year the camping area was the scene
of mu ch activity early before th e fly-in began, and
thi s year it will probably be th e same.
Activities outside th e Tullahoma Fl y- In sit e are many
and varied. Of int eres t to many will be the guided t our
of th e Arnold Engineering Devel opment Cent er. Leav-
ing at the main gat e of th e Fly-In in tour buses, you
will be shown thr ough these facilities which encom-
pass about 40,000 acres of Tennessee wooded country-
side. Thi s compl ex contains th e most comp lete set- up
of wind tunn el s, hi gh altitude j et and r ocket engine
t es t cell s, space environment al chambers and bal-
li sti c ranges in the free world. It has been es timat ed
that the empl oyment of scienti st s and t echni cians will
be appr oximat ely 6000 by th e end of thi s year . Last
year th ere were no signs of resea rch of any li ghtpl ane
proj ects or those relating to simple fli ght charact eris-
tics, but th e space oriented proj ect s you will see will
tingl e your imagination .
Th e Jack Daniels and George Dickel distilleries wel-
come visitors daily to tour their fa ciliti es. Even though
samples aren' t di stribut ed , your visit with either or
both will be an int eres ting excursion while learning
about th eir processes and manufacturing meth ods.
Also near by are two stat e parks that offer recrea-
tional activities including boating, ca mping, fishing,
hiking and oth er park-oriented activities.
On the Tull ahoma Convention site are the Stagger-
wing Museum facilities. Static di sp lays of the various
Beech model 17 aircraft and Travelairs ar e placed
within a complex of not eworthy interest. Or iginal fac-
tory photos and photos of currentl y rest o red Stagger-
wings and Tr avel Airs are placed throughout the build-
ings and va ri ous desi gn features of the aircraft are
displayed . For a mu seum which displays o nl y two
types of aircraft , none ca n approach th e effort s and
accompli shments of th e Staggerwing Clu b members
and enthusi asts.
Daily forums are conducted at Tullahoma coverin g
a wide variety of subj ects. Evening ent ertainment i s
scheduled with programs that appeal to all age groups.
Of int eres t to all is th e commerci al exh ibit area with
di splays by suppli ers, manufactur ers and oth er avia-
ti on ori ented groups. An expansion of th ese areas is
schedul ed for Tull aho ma '80.
Geographically, Tullahoma i s within one day' s fly-
ing time for more than half of th e U. S. population
and with the beautiful fall weather that normally exi sts
in that part of the country in ea rly October, the Fly-In
should be a tr emendou sly popular event. Th e Ten-
nessee cou ntr ys ide is gorgeous, th e atmosp here i s
fantasti c, th e Sou th ern hospitality is everywh ere, and
the Conven ti on i s first rate. Don' t mi ss Tull ahoma '80.
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SEPTEMBER  1980  VOLUME  8  NUMBER  9 
(On The Cover . 1928 Waco ASO owned by Ron Frank, Pi erre, MI and flown to Sun ' N Fun '80 by Jim
Kimba/J. Photo by Gene Chase.)
(On The Back Cover . ..A Fairchild KR-21 A, powered by a 100 hp Kinner K5 engine onthe ramp at Bel-
lanca Fi eld in 1930.See story on page 5. )
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Strai ght and Level by Brad Thomas ,.,,,,.. .....,.,......,. ,.,.......,... 2
A/ e New s Compil ed by Gen e Chase . ....... ........... ............ ..... 4
Du Pont Airport 1926 by John M cC. M o rgan . .,. . . .... .,,. . . . . ." . ,. . . . . . 5 
Th e D es i gn O f Th e Georgi as Speci al by Orvill e Hi ckman ..,.,',. . . . .,." . 17
Borden 's A eropl an e Post er s From Th e 1930's b y Lionel Sali sbury . ,.. ..,., . 20
An Int er esting Compari son OfTwo Tri-Mot o rs. . .... .. . .... . ....,. ..... . . 22
Lett ers ... .. ... . . . . . . .,.. . ...... . . . ... . .. .. . . . . .... . .. . .. ... ... . ... ... . 23
Calendar O f Event s .. . . . ... .. . . . . .. . ... .. . .,,.... . ...,. ... ....,,,.. .... 27
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SIZE OF REGISTRATION MARKS
From David H. Scoll 's "Washington Report "
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~ . db Gene Chase
Compile y
71 LUSCOMBES AT FLY-IN
From the Luscombe Couranl,
News leller of the Continental Luscombe Association
A total of 164 aircraft including 71 Luscombes at-
tended the 4th Annual Continental Lu scombe As-
sociation Fly-In last summer at Columbia, California.
That contingent of Lu scombes all on the same airport
at the same time was truly a sight to behold.
Among the award winners were Cecil Taylor, Boi se,
Idaho with his highly polished 8E whi ch captured the
Grand Champion trophy, and the Greatest Di stance
winner , Warren Krotke who flew hi s Luscombe from
Anchorage, Alaska .
The highlight of the fly-in was the attendance of
several " Luscombe Alumni ", men and women who
had b een associated with the Lu scombe Company,
including some who had not seen each other for over
40 years . Among th e " Alumni " were Mrs. Don Lu s-
combe, Jerry and Lu cy Coign y, Lou Coghill , Bill
Sheperd, Howard and Emma Jong, and Bert Roe.
The slogan for this 4th Annual Fly-I n was "80 in 80" ,
and with 71 Luscombes in attendance the Continental
Luscomb e Association ca me very close to meeting
their goal.
FATAL ACCIDENT CLAIMS "FISH" SALMON
Ret i red Lockheed t es t pilot , Herman W. "Fi sh "
Salmon lost his life on June 22, 1980 in the crash of
a Lockh eed 1049 Constellation. He was in the ri ght
seat of the aircraft which was to be ferried from Colum-
bu s, Indiana to Seattle, Washington .
On take-off two of the plane's engi nes lost power
and in trying to boost the remaining two engines,
these al so failed. The plane stru ck some high wires
then crashed into tr ees. Of the eight people on board,
five survived including " Fish " Salmon's son .
Mr. Salmon was 69 years old and a superb pilot.
All of the aviation world mourns hi s loss.
Paul Poberezny's " Homebuilder's Corner" in th e
July issue of SPORT AVIATION mentions that th e FAA
has a Notice of Proposed Rul e Making in prepara-
tion that would res tor e large r egi str ation marks for
production general aviation aircraft. Experimental,
antique, and classic aircraft would continue to have
the privilege of th e present smaller marks.
FAA' s proposal to return to the billboard size num-
bers is based on the argument that th ey are needed
to identify low flying violators and to help ground
co ntr oll ers at busy airport s to identify aircraft on
the ramp .
In th e case of identifying low flying aircraft th e
argument is not valid since violator s are identifi ed
by time, place, type of aircraft and col or. FAA r ecords
show thi s. It i s extremely diffi cult t o read numbers
on th e sides of an aircraft that unexpect edl y pass
swiftly overhead, and it i s not believed that the FAA
has any record s of recording such numbers on low
flying aircraft.
As far as ground controller s using number s t o
identify ai rcraft on th e ramp at large airports , this
is possibl y true. But the problem exist s only at busy
airport s and most of the general aviation airplanes
using th ese large airports have l arge numbers any-
way because th ey come under the 180 knot rul e that
r equir es l arge numbers. It doesn' t make sense t o
penalize th e l arge number of l ow speed gener al
aviation production aircraf t to suit th e small majority
of airplanes that mi ght be at a busy airport.
These points might be kept in mind when the NPRM
comes out and th e public i s invited t o comment. In
addition t o owning vintage aircraft, many members
of the Antique/ Classic Division own aircraft which
would be affected by th e above proposed rul e change.
Teel Koston's photos have long been admired by the readers of fAA publi cati ons . This
was one taken by Ted at Chicago's Curtiss-Reynolds Airport in 1939 when he was 16 year,
of age. Th e aircraft i s a 7937 Stinson SR-9C w ith a Lycoming 260 for power.
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DU  PONT  AIRPORT 
1818 
by John McC. Morgan
fAA #83694, AIC #84 2
23 South ridge fast
Kennell Square, PA 19348
Photos from the Author's Collection
It is believed that this photo of du Pont Airport was taken
in th e fall of 1927. Th e OXX-6 powered Waco 10 on the
l eft belonged to A. Felix du Pont. Th e other biplane is a
Buhl -Vervi ll e " J-4 Airster
n
, CA-3 owned by Henr y Belin
du Pont. Th e " J-4 Airster " was iss ued th e firs t Approved
Type Certifi ca te by the U. 5. Department of Commerce
and this particul ar aircraft was the first producti on "Air -
ster n. Th e registrati on number on the rudder appears to
be C303 .
Today Atlantic Aviation Corporation i s one of the
largest modification and executive aircraft centers in
the United States. To those of you who think of this
organization as only a post WW II operation, it might
be of interest to know that its founder , Henry Belin
du Pont , also start ed du Pont Airport ju st a few miles
di stant in 1926 - some fifty odd years ago.
Having graduated from Yale and initially been em-
ployed by General Motors in Michigan, he learned
to fly ther e. When he decided to return east and join
the du Pont Company, he left the Midwest with a
newly purchased Buhl Air ster. This aircraft held Ap-
proved Type Certificate No. 1 and was power ed by
a pre-Lindbergh Wright J-4 engine. Upon reaching
Wilmington , Delaware he purchased a tract of land
on the edge of town and put up a small wooden hangar
that would be the beginning of du Pont Airport and
later Atlantic Aviation and the center of private fly-
ing and early corporate flying for the next thirty
years. Lindbergh landed here on hi s 1927 tour of the
United States.
It was here that his cousin A. Felix du Pont , Jr.,
brought hi s new white and gold Waco powered with
an OXX-6 in 1927; Mr. Herbert Fales, an official of
The International Nickel Company of New York,
brought hi s OX-5 Bird. Later , through the late '20s
and early '30s, he in turn owned and flew personally
a C3R Wright J-5 Stearman and Wasp Lockheed Vega.
This i s being written in 1979, and naturally my 63
year old memory needs some help . Yesterday, Felix
du Pont walked into my office here at Summit Avia-
tion for a social visit and to have some work done on
hi s Cessna 210. This is the same Felix, who 53 years
ago brought his Waco to du Pont Airport. He has
owned aircraft continuously, with the exception of
the WW II years, the entire time. The list is long, but
interesting : Waco 10, J-5 Stearman, DH Moth, Wasp
Stinson, CurtiSS-Wright Travel Air 16-E, Warner Fleet
I , Waco Cabin, Wasp Jr . Consolidated, Stinson SR-7,
Bellanca Pacemaker (420 Wright), Spartan Executive,
Bonanza , Comanche, Cessna 210.
For you old timers the OXX-6 Waco of Felix's was
equipped with a Haywood Air Starter and was flown
on floats a great deal of the time. His initial solo was
off the water at Cape Cod, having been taught to
fly by Frank Mills, Sr. , of the still existent Essington,
Pennsylvania Seaplane Base. An interesting fact -
none of us, including Felix, can figure out wnere the
air compressor for the starter went on the OXX-6.
Any answers from you readers?
Still another item of interest : Belin du Pont had a
most inquiring and technical mind. I can recall pilots
speaking of his knowledge of the loss of power as
an aircraft climbed and that he flew his Wright J-4
wide open at any altitude over 3000' - 4000' and he
leaned the mixture. None of us had heard of this
" phenomenon". It was years later with the advent
of the controllable pitch propeller that this efficient
operation became a common procedure.
Before proceeding further with du Pont Airport, I
must bring a few personal experiences into this writ-
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ing. I was 12 years old when Lindbergh landed at du
Pont Airport. I lived nearby and was a constant vi sitor
on my bicycle on days when there was no school . I
knew Mr. du Pont when I saw him, but that was all.
On my almost most memorable day - mor e lat er -
I was asked if I would like to go for a ride in th e Buhl.
I had never been in an airplane befor e, but th er e was
no question of my acceptance. It was a short ride
and almost dark when we landed . I cl earl y remember
the navigati on li ght s powered by th e hot shot bat-
tery on the fl oor of the front cockpit.
My most memorabl e du Pont Fi eld experi ence was
in 1928 on a school holiday when a schoolmate and
I rode to the airport. A military Curti ss Falcon was
sitting th ere and we looked on with great awe at
su ch a machine. Two men were talking on th e ramp
and one was Mr. du Pont. Eventuall y he ca ll ed us both
over and asking each our names, he intr odu ced us
to Col . Lindbergh. We were so startl ed and so pl eased
we did not tarry t oo l ong. It was on ou r bi kes and
full speed ho me t o spr ead th e news to f amil y and
fri ends. It was days befo re we was hed that ri ght hand
that had shaken the hand of our hero .
My second ride was with A. Rando lph Holl aday
(Ran) whose avi ati on interests start ed at Pratt & Whit -
ney in th e ear l y days aft er he gradu at ed fr om Yal e
in th e Twenti es. He was now associ at ed with th e
fl edgling Bell anca Corporat ion at nea rby New Cas tl e.
He had a shiny new Fairchild KR-34 with a th robbi ng
Wri ght J6-5. He l ooped me and did a f ew wingovers
whi ch start ed t o unsettl e my young tummy . It was
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Charl es Linelhergh 's Spirit of 51. Loui s at du Pont Ai rpor t,
Wilmington, Del aware on October 22, 1927 during Lind-
bergh 's tour of th e U.S. foll owing hi s fli ght to Pa ri s. Th e
aircraft with the folded wings in th e hangar is the Fair-
child FC-2 owned by th e Aeronauti cs Branch of the De-
p artment of Commerce w hi ch accompani ed th e Spirit
of 51. Louis on the tour.
On th e l eft, Henr y Bel i n du Pont with Charl es Lint l bergh
during the l auer 's tour stop at tiu Pont Airport , Wilming-
ton, Del aware on October 22, 1927. Du Pont Airport was
stri Cl l y a pr i vate operati on until the mid 1930, when .J
fli ght school was start ed along with a main tenance fa-
cilit y and Beech and Piper sal es. Alt er WW " the opera-
ti on wa.1 moved to Greater Wi l mingt on Airport at New
Castl e and du Pont Airport was closed in 7957.
thi s same Ran Holl aday wh o in 1930 with my older
brother Richard D. (Di ck) Morgan start ed Air Servi ce,
Inc., at Bellanca Fi eld . Th ere, in 1931 , Di ck t aught
me to fly and there my flying experi ence was gained,
with th e excepti on of th e WW " yea rs, until th e fi eld
was closed in 1960.
Soon my entir e spar e time was spent at du Pont
Airpo rt. My br oth er had l ea rned t o fly at th e Luding-
t o n Flying Servi ce on the Philadelphia Airport ; had
bou ght a Wri ght J6- 5 powered Travel Air and was
wo rking towards hi s commercial li cense and making
pl ans with Ran Holl aday f o r the FBO at Bell anca Fi eld.
I do not recall t oo many rides aft er my f irst two until
Di ck o btained hi s commer ci al li ce nse and start ed
t eaching me in a new Kinner Fl eet in th e Spring of
1931. He soloed me on May 5, 1931, and I obt ai ned
my pri va te li cense 12 days af ter my 16th birthday , on
Jul y 17th .
Now my spar e time was spent at Bell anca Fi eld as
well , but th ere was constant tr affi c back and f orth
t o du Pont wh ere we practi ced landings and stopp ed
t o talk airpl anes and fl ying with anyone who would
li sten, and th ere always was someone. By th en th e
du Po nt Fi eld had been expanded greatl y. The wooden
hangar had been moved bac k off th e main grass run-
way and two beautiful yell ow bri ck o nes r epl aced it.
Th e roofs were red til es and th e floo rs sli ck, poli shed
pebbl ed ce ment whi ch were most danger ous to foot-
ing if oil was encount ered . But Mr. du Pont di d not
t ol erat e oil on th e f l oor . Not o nl y were the faciliti es
expanding, but th e number of bea utiful and modern
p rivate aircraft was incr easing. Belin sort of put th e
Buhl out to pas tur e and pur chased a Wri ght J6-7 pow-
ered Pit cairn , and Felix , fr esh out of Army Air Corps
tr aining some yea rs bef o re, was alr eady th e pr oud
owner of a Wri ght J- 5 Stearman . Hi s broth er , Richard ,
in the earl y ' 30s al so had a l at er St ea rman, this one
powered with a J6-7. Feli x's wi f e, Elli e, fl ew and han-
dl ed types like a monstr ous Loening amphi bi an as
well as a Moth , and the St ea rman. Shortl y Mr. Angus
Echols, Tr easurer of the du Po nt Company, learn ed
to fl y and somehow came up with a military Consoli -
dat ed with a 300 hp Pratt & W hitney R- 985 engine.
It carri ed an NC number but was th e onl y one of it s
t ype I have ever seen. It l ooked like a bi g moderni zed
Fl eet - whi ch I guess it was.
By th e time 1932 came around a f ew peopl e were
thinking of cabin type aircr aft. Feli x du Pont bought
a 300 hp Wasp Stinson - a beautiful thing. It was
whit e as were all hi s air cra ft , with scall oped gold l ead-
ing edges and stripes. If my memo ry is corr ect almost
50 year s lat er, th e int eri or was in silver with bl ack
cl o th and silver imbedded in it. For it s time - a beauty
Lester McCa ll ister of Wi l mington, a n earl y pi l ot, mecha ni c
anti occasional parachut e iumper . He was ki ll ed in 1933
when he spun out at" a landing approach in a Kinner B-5
powered Travel Air. Aircraf t in the p i cture is a J928 Bel -
l atKa CH-200 wi th d Wr ight /-5 engine.
Hugh R. Sharp in the cockpit of a n OX-5 Waco 10 at
Bell anca Field in 1928 or 1929. Hi s LaSa ll e touring car
is in th e background. Hugh has owned aircraf t almost
continuousl y since those earl y years and presentl y owns
and fli es hi s personal Cess na Ci tation.
and today it would still be. By then my brother had
me fl yin g a J- 5 Strai ght Wing Waco when he decided
to get a Warner 125 Monocoupe. Being onl y 17 I had
no qualms when he checked me out in i t with less
than 50 hour s of Fl eet and Waco time. Older , more
experi enced pil o t s t old him he was taking t errible
chances with the i nexperi enced younger brother in
not onl y a cabin airplane but th e " dangerou s" Coupe
as well. For th e nex t two or thr ee years I fl ew a series
of .thr ee Coupes withoqt scaring myself or my un-
knowing passengers too badly.
The Lon g I sl and Avi ation Country Club at Hicks-
vill e, Lo ng I sland , ri va ll ed du Pont Airport during
thi s peri od. I remember seeing Bellancas , Laird Speed-
wings and exoti c military ver si ons of the Wacos with
big Wri ght or Pratt & Whitn ey engines . But du Pont
Airport kept growing in interest and number of pilots
and air craft. Ano th er du Pont , Lammot, Jr . , had a
Warner powered Privateer Amphibian of which I do
not have a pi ctur e. However , I still have a horrified
ment al pi ctur e of him trying to do a 360 to a spot ,
power o ff , from 1000' - it did a one turn spin and
he fo rtunat ely recovered . That plane liked to come
down!
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Still another du Pont, Paul , )r., had just gone from
a Moth to a beautiful 1933 model Stinson SR. He had
commuted as early as 1931 from his Wilmington home
to Charlottesville, Virginia to college. Before WW II
started he was to own and fly a Stinson T and later
the only Stinson A I ever rode in.
But then a disasterous fire struck du Pont Airport
in the early '30s. A mechanic welding on a Loening
amphibian was carelessly wielding a torch when some-
thing caught fire destroying among others the beauti-
ful Wasp Stinson, the Pitcairn, a Verville and the Loen-
ing and much of the hangar area. The latter was re-
placeable, but the aircraft were gone forever. Their
worth today would be astronomical. The old Buhl
missed the fire, but somehow in those days no one
thought of the future value. It sat in the open until
the fabric fell off and finally ended up in a school
yard. What happened to the )-4, I do not know. What
a pity - I have never seen , except in pictures, another
engine of this model and there are no more Buhl
Airsters flying today .
This period, believed to be 1934, was the beginning
of a new era as far as aircraft at du Pont Airport was
concerned. Where it had been mostly open biplanes
and parachutes, it now became Waco Cabin country.
For the first time du Pont Airport took on a " com-
mercial air " when it acquired a Waco dealership.
Belin bought himself a Wright powered job - NCSOO
A scene al Bellanca Fi eld in 1928 when the Army Air
Corps was conducling mass flight s lhroughoul the u. s.
Thi s group of mililary pilolS spenl the nighl at New Caslle,
Delaware.
A Kinner K- 5 powered Fairchild KR-21 on display in an
aUlomobile showroom. Bill Luke is second from left and
Ran Holladay is fourth from left. Dick Morgan, extreme
righI , di ed in 1973 .
8
Slanding l efl 10 righI, Joe Manning, Di ck, Morgan, Ran
Holl aday, and Cap /. Harr y Ray of Ihe Del aware Sl al e
Poli ce. Olh ers are mechani cs and olher workers a l du Ponl
Airporl in 1929 or 193 0. Pl ane is a Wri ghl J6-5 powered
Travel Air £-4000.
Personnel of Ih e newl y- f ormed Air Servi ce, Inc. a l Bel -
lanca Fi eld in 1930. Lefl 10 ri ghl: Caplain Li sandro Garay,
Les McCa lli sler, Di ck Morgan, Ran Holl aday, Mr. Slri ck-
land, and Jerr y Lighlel. Garay was l ea rning 10 fl y prior 10
an all empl 10 fl y a Bellanca CH 10 hi s home counlry of
Columbi a, S.A. Li ghl el w as a well -known Wri ghl J5 ex-
perl prior 10 j oining Air Servi ce, I nc. Th e bipl ane i s a
Fair chi l d KR-2 1.
 
whi ch he was to have until th e beginning of WW II ;
Feli x du Po nt and hi s si st er , Ali ce, each had the
standard versi on of th e Continental powered Wacos.
My br other , Di ck, ju st 8 mil es away at Bellanca Field,
New Cas tl e, Delaware had been a Stinson deal er since
st arting in bu siness i n 1930 and had sold Felix the
Wasp Stinson whi ch later was destroyed in the fire.
Quit e a competiti on, a friendly one, grew up between
th e two operati ons. In 1936, Di ck sold Felix a Stinson
SR-7 whi ch was on float s all summer and flown from
Wilmingt on to the Cape. Frank du Pont , a WW I pilot
became the owner of a Wri ght powered SR-8D and
lat er a Grumman G-21 Goose, both of which were
fl own by A. R. (Ran) Holladay. George Weymouth , a
)6-5 Tr avel Air 16E owner , bought a 1937 SR- 9 Stinson
t o be based at du Po nt and in 1940 Lemmot (Brud)
du Pont took deli very of one of th e last SR-10C Stin-
sons built before the war. Thi s was one of the smooth
cowl Lycoming j obs turned out in 1939. My logs show
I delivered it fr om the factory on December 23, 1939.
With preparati ons for WW II being f ormulat ed by
President Roosevelt , the produCt ion of Stinson Reli-
ant s tapered off with the di ffi culty in obt ai ning en-
gines . Somehow Benny Howard' s company in Chi cago
was abl e t o continue in a small way and Br oth er Di ck's
Air Servi ce, Inc., at Bellanca Field took on a Howard
deal ership. Since 1937, I had been associat ed with
him as i nstructo r , chart er pil ot and co-pil ot on Mr.
9
R. R. M . Carpenter's Lockheed Electra NC20Y. Howard
was able to obtain Wasp Jr . engines into 1941 and we
were able to sell three DGA-1 5 model s, but by spring
the Army Ai r Corps had taken the Lockh eed and we
were unable to replace it with any new Wasp powered
single engine aircraft. So we looked for and found a
Spartan Ex ecutiv e, NC17656 which last ed until the
end of 1941 wh en all the aircraft of that type - Stin-
sons, Wacos, Beeches - were taken over by the mili-
tary and du Pont Airport became a CPT Fli ght Train-
ing activity onl y.
While all thi s Stinson and Howard sa l es activity
was going on, Belin du Pont set up a small company,
Atlantic Aircraft Sales, to handle Beechcraft. Thi s was
based at Roosevelt Fi eld on Long Island and was ad-
mini strat ed by Ollie Davis. Richard du Pont, Felix ' s
brother , and America' s most outstanding soa ring pilot
and holder of world records, was an early customer
of Ollie's with a Jacobs powered Beechcraft Stagger-
wing. Mr. Pierre du Pont, who never flew, bought a
Wasp powered Staggerwing whi ch was flown by Fr ank
Battan , one of hi s employees. Sam Carp ent er and
Lammot du Pont Copeland, lat er a president of th e
du Pont Company, owned a Jacobs job togeth er and
10
John McC. Morgan's brother, Di ck Morgan and his new
Wri ght J6-5 Travel Air at du Pont Airport in 1929.
Ran Holladay and his Fairchild KR-34C with a 165 hp
Wri ght J6 -5 engine at Bellanca Fi eld in 1930.
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A line- up of ships owned by the new Air Servi ce, Inc.
Thi s company w as formed in 193 0 by A. R. Holladay and
Di ck Morgan and operated out of this hangar and a more
modern one at Bell anca Fi el d unti l 1960 wh en the air-
port was disposed of . Th e writ er l earned to fl y in the Fl eet
in 193 1, and it remained in our possessi on until 1943
when regretfull y i t was sold during th e war. Th e aircraft
left to ri ght are: Fl eet Model 2, Fa irchi l d KR- 2 1, Stinson
SM-8A, Fairchild KR- 2 1, and a Fairchild KR-34.
One for you old car buffs. Probabl y no one w ill guess this
one. Th e pl ane i s a Stinson SM-8A, NC426Y. Th e ca r is a
l ate 1920 Packard chassis with a n older Locomobil e bod y,
owned b y Ran Holl aday. Pi cture taken in 193 0.
also owned one of th e f ew G1 7S model s built aft er
WW II.
During th e years 1937 to 1940, Felix f lew t he Bel-
l anca Pacemak er whi ch he bought from Mr. Carpenter
wh en the latter replaced it with th e Lockh eed. Thi s,
t oo, went on fl oats for the summer season. The Bel-
lanca was a large air craft with a gross weight of 4610
pounds and it carri ed 6 passengers, baggage and 105
gall ons of fu el legall y. Not many planes can do that
t oday.
Th e three or four years bef o re the war saw private
air craft ownership in the Wilmi ngton area growing
by l eaps and bounds. In additi on to du Pont Airport
with its Wacos, Beeches and Stinsons, Bellanca Field
was th e base of the Lockheed El ectra, three Howard
DGA-1 5s, a Wasp powered St i nson SR-10F , and a
Wri ght 350 powered Stinson SR-10E. All th e Bel.lanca
based air craft used du Pont Airpo rt to pi ck up their
passengers as i t was ju st minut es from downtown Wil-
mingt on and the homes of the owners. Most of these
air craft wer e capabl e of nonst op f li ghts t o Fl orida
parti cul arl y the Howard s with th eir 122 gall on fuel
capaci ti es . Mos t of the owners wintered th ere and
their personal pil ots were back and forth all wi nter
11
Di ck Morgan with the Bell anca Model K " Roma " in 7 93 7.
Di ck was preparing Lord Fauntl eroy Hubert X. Juli an,
" Th e Bl ack Eagl e", for a private li cense so he could hope-
full y fl y the Roma to Afri ca. This never materiali zed.
 
Thi s group posed in front of the Fl eet M odel 9 at du PaM
Airporl, about 7932. Th e pl ane was owned b y /. A. " Spike"
Montgomery, seated at extreme l efl, who was kill ed in
this aircraft with Les McCa llister in 7933 . Oth ers seated
are Ran Holl aday and Feli x du Pont. Standing, left to ri ght:
Elly HO)l t du Pone Angus Echols who was treasurer of
E. I. du Pont Co. , George Prouse, Lammot du Pone Jr .,
Henry Belin du Pont , owner of the airport and founder of
All anti c Avi ati on Corp. , Di ck Morga n, All en " Skut c,
Lauritsen, kill ed in a Waco F-2 acci dent in 7934, anu
Ed ith du Pont. Other l adi es aren' t identified.
Some will find this stor y hard to beli eve. Th e Army Air
Corps Boeing P-7 2 was fl own int o Bell anca Fi eld where
il rema ined overni ght. Di ck Morga n on the l eft and Ra n
Holladay had fresh commerci al li censes and about 200
hours of fl ight time each. Th ey drooled over the P- 72 all
that f i rst day. They coul d stand it no l onger on the second
day and each of th em fl ew th e fi ght er one time!
12
This is a publicity shot showing Julian, "The Black Eagle"
in the Bellanca Model K, "Roma".
A. Felix du Pont with his Cur tiss- Wright "Sport " 16-E.
Plane iust inside the hangar door is a Verville AT "Sports-
man " with a 165 hp Continental A-70 engine. Henry B.
du Pont and Angus Echols each owned a Verville, how-
ever, one was destroyed in a hangar fire. The other went
on to fly from Biggs Field near New Castle. The surviving
Verville was lat er owned by Mike Cuididas who became
Atlantic Aviation's chief pilot. Felix du Pont has owned
aircraft and flown continuously since th ese early days
and is currently flying his Cessna 210.
The airplanes are becoming more modern. Dick Morgan
poses here with a Lycoming powered Stinson SR-7B,
NC3040, a 1937 Cord automobile, and cl Wri ght powered
Stinson SR-8 D, NC 1615 J. Photo taken "/1 138.
13
Ran Holl aday wi th Frank du Pont's Stin son Reliant SR-80,
NC 16151, sin 9722. Power is a 285 hp Wright. Photo
taken 9128 136.
Ran Holl aday with Mr. du Pont's Grumman G-2 I -A
"Goose" at Bellanca Field on 11 124139.
as well as making flights to their boss ' hunting planta-
tions in South Carolina.
But December 7, 1941 brought all this activity to a
grinding halt. The military picked up all the high per-
formance aircraft before the winter of 1942 was over.
What flying was allowed was moved inland and du Pont
Airport and Bellanca Field dwindled to littl e or no
activity. All American Aviation, a brainchild of Richard
du Pont did continue to operate experimentally. The
Stinson Reliant fleet continued picking up mail in
flight from the Philadelphia area and across the Al-
leghenies to Pittsburgh. The Wasp powered Stinson
SR-10F , whi ch I flew for a private owner, ended up in
All America's hands and was used later for the first
man pick-up atdu Pont. This aircraft, NC2311, i s still
in existance and is being prepared for exhibit at the
National Air and Space Museum in Washington, D.C.
It will be great to see it again after restoration. My
log shows that I last flew it 4 days aft er Pearl Harbor,
December 11, 1941. Shades of th e past!
It wasn' t long befor e I was wearing th e wings of
an Army Air Corps pilot and th e next time I was at
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Beautiful Sti nson Rel iant SR- IOC owned b y Bayard Sharp.
Photo taken on 77/24 /3 9.
Di ck Morgan and the author w ith Mr . and Mrs. Harr y
Lunger 's Wasp pow ered Sti nson Reli ant SR- 70F, on
71 /24/39. During WW /I th e Air Corps commandeered
all such JircrJ ft, purchas ing th em fr om the owners. Thi s
Sti nson remained at du Pont Airport and was used by All
Ameri ca n Avi ati on in experimentJI work in cl uding the
fi rst aer i al p i ckup from ground l evel of a huma n being.
The p l ane i s now owned by th e Nati onal Air and Space
Museum.
I
SER\lICE
IN C.
du Pont Airport was in the summer of 1943, when I
had the sad duty to fly Richard du Pont' s body from
Mar ch Fi eld , California wh er e he had b een fatally
injur ed in an experimental glider accident. He was a
Special Assi stant t o General Arnold f or the glider pro-
gram. Littl e did I realiz e in 1927 on my fir st vi sit to
du Pont Airpo rt that I would so meday be landing
there at th e contr ols of a plan e as large as a C-47.
A whol e new stor y could be writt en of th e last years
of du Pont Ai rport coverin g the peri od from 1945 to
1957. Its two grass runways, th e longest being 2700
f eet , could t ell many a tale. By 1946 Twin Beeches
were being f lown out of th ere and f or those 12 years
none o f us ever got into troubl e. Hercul es Powder
Company operat ed two Lodes tars fr om th ere for sev-
eral years before good judgement sent them t o Gr eater
Wilmington' s l onger , hard surfaced runways. Many
of us heaved a sad sigh when du Pont Airport was of-
f i ci all y closed . My l ast f li ght in a Twin Beech fr om
there was December 11, 1957. From then on I fl ew
f rom either Bell anca Fi eld or Greater Wilmington and
it was the end of an era.
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Brothers Dick and John McC. Morgan with one of the
earl y privately owned Lockheed 1O-A Electras. Dick and
John fl ew this plane for Mr. R. R. M. Carpenter and his
family from 1937 until May, 194 1, when the Air Corps
commandeered it.
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Compression St ruts
Th ese are pi eces of 3/8 in . by 3/4 in . sp ru ce nail ed
on each side of th e regul ar rib , al so glued at each pl ace,
and nail ed. You wi ll need 10 of these and 18 regul ar
ribs.
Leading Edge
This s made of a pi ece of 1Yz in . by 1'12 in . sp ru ce
. I d . d ' h' h ' d
13 f t. l ong, pane t o requir e size w IC IS et er-
mined fr om th e wi ng pr ofil e that you laid out on th e
r ib ji g. Secure thi s to the ribs with 3/8 in. by 3/8 in.
wooden bl o cks , gl ued, and lots of small nail s.
Trailing Edge
Thi s is made of a two-inch pi ece of 24 gauge alumi -
num, nail ed aft er it i s formed, into a "V" shape onto
the tips of the rib s.
Ail eron Control Pulleys
These are secured at th eir respecti ve p laces as shown
on the drawings .
Aileron Horn
This i s made up as shown by drawing. Car e should
be used to get t he attachment bol ts good and ti ght ,
but do not crush the wood fibers by getting too ti ght.
Wing Tips
The wing t i p is ell iptical in for m and . 1/2 in. steel
tubing i s used to form t hi s curve. It i s attached t o the
leadi ng edge, spars, and ai leron attachment spar by
strips of copper. Nai l and solder th e nail heads to the
copper strip.
Wing Struts
Th ey are made up of 1 in. by 20 gauge seaml ess steel
tubi ng and str ea ml in ed with spruce and taped. Then
dope them. Th ey are adjustabl e on one end for rig-
ging purposes.
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This shHt covers .11 the nee.s..ry det.IIs for buil ding the GeorgilS
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Covering of the Ship
Thi s p rocedur e i s ca rri ed out as an envel ope method
wh erever poss ible and th e open edges hand sewed.
Assembling
Five coats of cl ear dope are Ll sed and pi gment col or
that th e builder desires. The wings should be sewed
In assembling thi s ship, fir st put on th e tail surfaces
befo re they are doped, every 4 in. between th e spars
and be sur e that th ey are bolt ed and all nut s cott ered ,
and around the ribs. Aft er th e fir st coat of dope the
th en put th e contr ol wires in and det er mine wh ere the
ri bs mu st be taped over and th e l eading edge and
wires will come out of the fu selage covering so th at
the tr ai l ing edge, contr ol surfaces are t aped over each
you can put littl e l eather pat ches wbere they come
r i b, but it i s not necessary to sew th e cloth t o th e ribs
thr ough .
in thi s small plane.
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Her. il the accurate sCII.d layout. chart for the Clark Y·U
wing ulld on thil ship. These dinMnSions ar. taken from
the full sized ship and are accurat. within close pr&etical limits.
To  corr ec tl y  balance  th e  pl ane  put  th e  f uselage  wi th 
all  pa rt s assembled  o n  a  knif e  edge  made  f rom  a  2  by 
4  with  th e  wei ght  of  th e  pil ot  in  the  cockpit  and  gas 
and  oil  in  t he  motor ,  th en  place  th e  wing  by  ri gging 
the  cent er  secti o n  stru ts  unti l  t he  cent er  of  li f t  comes 
ri ght  over  the  pl ace  that  th e  plane  balances.  I n  t he 
Clark  "Y"  airfoil  th e  ce nt er  of  lift  i s  42  percent  f rom 
th e  l eadi ng  edge.  Th e  bott om  part  of  the  airfoil  mu st 
be  l evel  wi th  th e  t op  l ongeron  as  th e  wi ng  curve  i s 
set  at  "0" degrees  f or  th e  bes t  effi ci encyo 
Th en  be  sure  that  th e  wi ngs  are  exact  laterall y  -
thi s  ship  shoul d  be  f lown  with out  any  dih ed ral ,  and 
t he  was h-in  on  the  wi ng  tips  will  bes t  be  det ermined 
by  f l ight.  Adju st  until  th e  shi p  wi ll  f ly  hands-off  and 
have  no  t endency  t o  fa ll  off on  one  wing  or  the  oth er. 
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by Lionel Salisbury
BORDEN'S AEROPLANE POSTERS
EAA  #774523, AIC  # 3207 
Seven  Harper  Road 
Brampton,  Ontario  L6W 2W3
Poster  Number  72 of the  original  Thompson  Seri es 
Canada
Th e  Consolidated  Fl eetster,  Model  77
FROM THE 1930'S
This is the second poster of the series provided by
Mr. Cedric Galloway of Hesperia, California. Our
series initiated with a collection of 18 Borden Posters
that were distributed in Canada . Subsequently , it
was learned that these posters had originally been
made available in the United States in 1933 through
a company called the Thompson Malted Milk Com-
pany of Waukesha, Wisconsin . This company became
a part of the Borden Company, and a new series of
posters was issued by them in the U.S.A. and then
shortly after that in Canada. It appears that 30 dif-
ferent posters were issued in total. Mr. Galloway's
collection included three from the original Thomp-
son series that were never made available in Canada.
From the description, taken from the back of the
poster, this month' s aircraft, was a rare bird indeed.
That description, is included below. As I read it,
I could not help but wonder if the Assistant Secretary
of War has a comparable aircraft, supplied by the
Air Corps, at his disposal today.
N EXT  MONTH  - Th e  Curti SS- Wri ght  Fal con 
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DESCRIPTION  OF  CONSOLI DATED  FLEETSTER 
MODEL  17 
The Consolidated Fleetster is designed and built
by the Consolidated Aircraft Corporation of Buffalo,
New York . It is a luxurious 8-place air yacht, con-
vertible from a land plane into a sea plane by attach-
ing the pontoon. Its comfortable accommodations and
ample luggage space have made it a favorite with air
transportation companies where the traffic does not
require a larger passenger capacity. Assistant Secre-
tary of War F. Trubee Davison has for his personal
use a Fleetster purchased for him by the Army Air
Corps. The Pan American Airways, operating between
the United States, West Indies and South America,
uses five Fleetsters as auxiliary to its main fleet of
Consolidated Commodores.
The most unusual feature of the Fleetster is the
metal monocoque fuselage. It is of streamline form
and is perfectly round in section from engine mount
to tail post. The skin is of smooth aluminum alloy
sheet which is riveted to the internal structure. The
fuselage receives its circular form from three main
bulkh eads to which the wing and chassis are attached,
two bulkheads at the tail, and a number of light form-
ing rings spaced between. The bulkheads to which
the wing is attached have the form of rings and are
built up from extruded aluminum alloy angles and a
web plate so that in section they are conventional
plate girders . The front bulkhead, to which the front
chass is struts attach, consist of an aluminum alloy
sheet stiffened and bordered with extruded angles.
It also serves as a firewall. The two rear bulkheads
are formed from sheet stock. The forming rings are
light extruded bulb angle sections.
SPECIFICATIONS: Length, overall, 31 ft. 9 in.; Wing-
spread, 45 ft. ; Weight, empty, 3443 Ibs., Useful Load,
2157 Ibs. , Gross Weight, 5600 Ibs., Seating Capacity,
8, Cargo Space, 20 cu. ft., Cruising Range, 750 miles,
Cruising Speed, 153 mph, High Speed, 180 mph, En-
gine, Pratt & Whitney Hornet "B", 575 hp.
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AN  INTERESTING  COMPARISON  OF  TWO  TRI-MOTORS 
FORD TRI - MOTOR TRANSPORT
Specifi cation and Performance Data
(And Compari son With 727 Astrojet )
Contributed by John W. Green
Manufact urer
Purchase Price
Seating Capacity
Crew
Cruising Speed
Cruising Altitude
Range
Engines
Engine Power Rating
Max . Gross Takeoff Weight
Payl oad
Ca rgo Space
Fu el Capaci ty
Fuel Consumption (Approx.)
Length
Height
Wing Spa n
Cabi n Comforts:
Pressu rization
Food Gall eys
Air Condi t ioning
Lavatories
Wausau, Wisconsin
Ford Tri-Motor
Ford Motor Co.
$55,475
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2 (Pi lot/Co-Pilot)
110 mph
5,000-10,000 ft.
400 mi l es
3 Pratt & Whitney Wasp (Piston)
420 hp Each - Total : 1,260
12,650Ibs.
5, 000Ibs.
50cu.ft.
277 gal s.
60 gals. per hr .
49 ft. 10 in.
13 ft. 8 in.
77 ft. 10 in .
None
None
None
One
727 Astroj et
The Boeing Co.
$4,500,000
94
6 (I ncluding 3 Stewardesses)
600 mph
25,000-40,000 ft.
2,000 mi l es
3 Pratt & Whit ney JT8D-1 (Turbofans)
14,000 Ibs. Thrust Each -
Total : 42 ,000 Ibs .
160,000 Ibs.
24,500 Ibs.
855 cu. ft.
7,670 gal s.
1,475 gals. per hr .
133 ft . 2 in.
34 ft.
108 ft.
8,000 ft. at 35, 000 ft. altitude;
sea level up to 22,500 ft. alt i tude
2 with ca pacity for fu ll dining and
beverage service
Built-in sys tem for ground and
in-flight operation
Three
American Airlines Ford Tri-Motor ( 1929) and Boeing 727 Astrojet (1965).
22
LETTERS
Dear EAA :
Encl osed pl ease find a photo of the LeBlond engine
whi ch I pl an to install in th e Davi s D-1 whi ch I now
have at th e f abri c stage. Not too many of thes e older
engin es ar e around and I th ought possibl y other peo-
pl e mi ght be i nt eres ted.
Thi s parti cul ar model , a 5D-60 (rated 65 hp at 1910
rpm), along with its seven cylinder mat e, i s th e fir st
engine produced under th e LeBl o nd name, previ ous
engine mod el s b eing call ed th e " Detr oit Air Cat " .
My engine, serial number 499 (I al so have #332 as
well as a later 5D- 70 and a 5DF-85) has the dat e 3-20- 29
stamped int o a main casting and i s a type that was in
quit e common usage i n airplanes such as th e fir st
model s of th e Davi s D-1, Inl and Spo rt , Overl and Sp or t ,
Star Cavali er , and several oth ers.
Lat er devel opment s of thi s basi c engine type in
both fi ve and seven cylinder model s went on to in-
clude th e final model s of Ken Royce, th e 5G-90 and
7G-120 seri es .
Internal design of th ese engines i s quit e substan-
ti al but simpl e, with a heavy br onze-count erweight ed
crankshaft support ed on l arge ball bearings and with
a mast er and link rod syst em of equall y ampl e pr o-
port ions.
Cylinders are of cast ir on constru cti on , full y ma-
chined int ern all y but ex t ernall y onl y as needed on
the mou nt i ng su rfaces (as was al so the case on " 70"
engi nes though wi th di f f erent cylinder desi gn).
Th e r ear case i s a simpl e bu sh ed assembly with a
singl e tr ack ca m and there are roll er ca m foll owers
runni ng in cas t iron guides.
All earl y engines including D, DE, and DF model s
had onl y two main bearings . Lat er Model F and G en-
gin es incorpo rated a third bea ri ng used pur el y as a
thru st bearing at the nose.
would think that general reli ability and l ongevit y
would be r easonabl y high wi th no rmal servi ce, good
maint enance, modern lubri cant s, and cl eanliness .
I emphasize " cl ea nliness" because in th e fi ve en-
gi nes I went th rough , I fou nd grea t w ear of the valve
st ems and guides, due partl y t o a lack of overhead
lubri cati on (common on many o l der engine makes
including Ki nner , Warner , Wr ight, et c.) but al so due
t o ab rasion from dirt and grit ent er ing thr ough un-
sealed rocker covers and ingest ed int o th e engi nes
without air f ilt ers, operating f r om dirt or sod st rips.
Thi s engine i s like new inside and I will pr otect it
with a f ilt er. I have al so install ed removabl e plugs in
th e va lve covers.
As t o appea rance, I have t aken a f ew liberti es to
pr ett y up th e engine.
Ori ginall y th e crankcase, rear case castings and the
fo rged nose pl at e were l ef t in natur al aluminum fin-
i sh. All oth er part s wer e in bl ack engine enamel .
Continent al gold looks good on the cases with bl ack
cylinders. Th e pu shr ods and rocker arms are silver
and the pressed steel valve covers are heavy copper
pl at ed and poli shed . Th e covers on my engin e ar e
coat ed with clea r epoxy varni sh and I anti ci pat e an
occasi onal r e-poli shing as necessa ry.
Thi s idea ca me to me f rom seei ng a beauti f ul 80
Le Rh o ne r o tary o n a Ni euport in whi ch th e indi -
vidu al copper int ake pipes are kept in a hi ghl y pol-
i shed stat e, whi ch adds greatl y t o the overall appea r-
ance of the engine.
I ca nnot f oresee any parti cular probl ems in opera-
ti on other th an babying of the dry va lve guides with
addit ives in the fu el and an occasi onal dir ect oiling
by hand. I 've added a fitting at the base of the car-
bur eto r t o all ow an occasi onal inj ecti on of t op oil
i n fli ght.
I ' ll be a littl e sl ow in fini shing up the airpl ane as
I ' m graduall y r ecov ering fr om a nagg ing ph ys i ca l
pr obl em, however , the pl ane i s at the point now where
i t could be fini shed in very littl e time.
Yours trul y,
Fr ank E. Luft
EAA # 11 5657
16355 Shil oh Road
Central Point , OR 97502
P. S. No ne of th ese engin es are f or sal e. Each i s a part
of an ai rcraf t res to rati on proj ect.
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TYPE CLUBS AND OTHER
AVIATION ORGANIZATIONS
This  is  an  update  to  the  listing  of  Type  Clubs  pub-
li shed  in  the  january,  1980  issu e  of  The VINTACE AIR-
PLANE. The clubs listed below are those  who responded 
to  a  questionnaire  sent  out  earlier  this  year.  Some  of 
th e  clubs  are  not  affiliated  with  any  other  organiza-
tion  while  others  associate  themselves  with  the  An-
tique  Airplane  Association. 
Aeronca  Club 
Charles  lasher 
14100  Candlewood  Court 
Miami  lakes,  Fl 33014 
Contact  Club 
for  further  information 
Aeronca  Sedan  Club 
Richard  Welsh 
2311  East  lake Sammamish  Place,  S.E. 
Issaquah,  WA  98027 
Newsletter :  3  per  year 
Du es :  $2.50  per  year 
Air  Force  Historical  Foundation 
Building 412 
Bolling AFB,  DC 20332 
Contact  Foundation 
for  further  information 
American  Aviation  Historical  Society 
Dustin  W.  Carter,  President 
P.  O.  Box  99 
Garden  Grove,  CA  92642 
Contact  Society 
for  further  information 
Antique Ai rplane  Association 
Bob  Taylor ,  President 
RI.  2,  Box  172 
Ottumwa,  IA  52501 
Publication  Monthly 
Dues:  $30.00  per year 
Aviation  Maintenance  Foundation,  Inc. 
P.  O.  Box  739 
Basin,  WY  92410 
Contact  Foundation 
for  further  information 
Staggerwing  Club 
james  Gorman 
P.  O.  Box  2599 
Mansfield,  OH  44906 
Newsletter :  Quarterly 
Dues:  $10.00  per  year 
Bird  Airplane  Club 
jeannie  Hill ,  Secretary 
Box  89 
Harvard,  Il 60033 
Newsletter :  Semi-annual 
Dues:  See  fir st  i ssue 
Airplane  Safety  Foundation  (Society) 
William  M .  Guinther,  Executive  Director 
American Bonanza Society
Reading  Municipal Airport 
P.  O .  Box  3749 
Reading,  PA  19605 
Newsletter:  Monthly 
Dues:  $15.00  per  year,  U.S.  and  Canada 
$25.00  per  year,  Foreign 
Bucker  Club 
john  Bergeson,  SecretarylTreasurer 
615  West  May Street 
MI.  Pleasant,  MI  48858 
Newsletter:  Every  other  month 
Dues:  $7.50  per  year,  U.S. 
$10.00  per  year,  Foreign 
Canadian  Aviation  Historical  Society 
P.  O.  Box  224 
Station  A 
Willowdale,  Ontario  M2N  5S8 
Canada 
Contact  Society 
for  further  information 
Cessna  Airmaster  Club 
Gar  Williams 
Nine  South  125  Aero  Drive 
Naperville,  Il 60540 
Newsletter :  0 
Dues :  $0.00 
International  Cessna  1201140  Association 
Glenn  Usher 
Box  92 
Richardson,  TX  75081 
Newsletter :  Monthly 
Dues:  $10.00  per  year,  U.S. 
$12.00  per  year ,  Foreign 
Eastern  Cessna  1901195  Association 
Cliff Crabs 
25575  Butternut  Ridge  Road 
N.  Olmstead,  OH  44070 
Newsletter :  Semi-annual 
Dues:  $5.00  per  year 
I nternational  Cessna  170  Association,  Inc. 
Thomas  O'Connell ,  Secretary 
Montezuma  Airport 
P.  O.Box460 
Camp  Verde,  AZ  86322 
Newsletter:  Monthly 
Dues :  $15.00  per  year 
International  180/185  Club,  Inc.  (Cessna) 
180/185 Owners Only
Charles  E.  Bombardier,  President 
4539  North  49  Avenue 
Phoenix,  AZ  85031 
Newsletter:  9  or  10  per  year 
Dues:  $10.00 per  year 
West  Coast  Cessna  1201140  Club 
Doug  Williams 
P.  O.  Box  891 
Menlo Park,  CA  94025 
Newsletter:  6  - 10  per  year 
Dues:  $10.00 per  year 
Culver  Club 
larry low, Chairman 
60  Skywood  Way 
Woodside,  CA  94062 
Newsletter :  0 
Dues:  $0.00 
Dart  Club 
lloyd Washburn 
3958  Washbu rn  Drive 
PI.  Clinton,  OH 43452 
Newsletter:  Now and  then 
Dues:  $0.00 
The  American  Tiger  Club 
Frank  Price,  President 
7600  Tallahasse 
Waco,  TX  76710 
Newsl etter:  Monthly 
Dues:  $25.00 per  year 
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DeHavilland  Moth  Club 
John  Bright,  Chairman 
436  Stuart  Avenue 
Kalamazoo,  MI  49007 
Newsletter:  Quarterly 
Du es:  $5.00  per  year 
D.H.  Moth  Club 
Gary  Lust,  Chairman 
R.  R.#2 
Iowa  City,  IA  52240 
Newsletter:  Quarterly 
Dues:  $6.00  per year ,  U.S.  and  Canada 
$7.00  per  year,  Foreign 
Ercoupe  Owners  Club 
Skip  Carden,  Executive  Di rector 
Box  15058 
Durham,  NC 27704 
Newsletter:  Monthly, with  Special  Editions 
Dues:  $15.00  per  year 
Fairchild  Club 
Ken  Love 
1102  Main  Street 
Crete,  I L 60417 
Newsletter:  0 
Dues:  $3 .00  per  year 
Funk Aircraft  Owners  Association 
G.  Dale  Beach,  Editor 
1621  Dreher Street 
Sacramento,  CA  95814 
Newsletter:  10  per  year 
Du es:  $12.00  per  year 
Heath  Club 
Bob  Burge 
7612  Erie  Street 
Sylvania,  OH 43560 
Newsletter:  0 
Dues:  $0.00 
Howard  Club 
Jack  Hogan,  President 
Box  291 
Santa  Paula,  CA  93060 
Contact  Club 
for  further  information 
Little  Round  Engine  Flyers 
Ken  Williams,  Chairman 
331  East  Franklin  Street 
Portage,  WI  53901 
Contact  Williams 
for  further  information 
Continental  Luscombe  Association 
Loren  Bump ,  President 
5736  Esmar  Road 
Ceres,  CA  95307 
Newsletter:  0 
Dues:  $0.00 
Luscombe Association 
John  Bergeson 
615  West  May  Street 
Mt.  Pleasant,  MI  48858 
Newsletter :  4  - 6  per  year 
Dues :  $7.50  per  year 
Luscombe Association 
Robert  Shelton 
339  West  Pierce  Street 
Macomb,  IL  61455 
Newsletter :  3  per  year 
Dues :  $5 .00  per  year 
Meyers  Club 
Everette  J.  Payette 
1604  South  Custer  Road 
Monroe,  MI  48161 
Newsletter:  0 
Dues :  $0.00 
Monocoupe  Club 
Mr.  and  Mrs.  Bud  Dake 
8318  Fairbanks 
Berkeley,  MO 63134 
Newsletter:  Quarterly 
Dues:  $3.00  per  year 
National  Flying  Club 
A.  R.  Cardono,  Chairman  of the  Board 
Municipal  Airport 
Box  1175 
Banning,  CA  92220 
Contact  Club 
for  further  information 
American  Navion  Society 
A.  R.  Cardono,  Chairman  of  the  Board 
Municipal Airport 
Box  1175 
Banning,  CA  92220 
Contact  Society 
for  further ,information 
Rose  "Parakeet"  Club 
Jack  W.  Rose 
P.  O.  Box  32 
Ingleside,  IL  60014 
Newsletter:  0 
Dues :  $0.00 
International  Pietenpol Association 
R.  L.  Taylor 
P.  O.  Box  127 
Blakesburg,  IA  52536 
Newsletter:  Quarterly 
Dues:  $5.00  per  year 
" The  Uncommon  CUB" 
Garth  Elliott,  Chairman 
Second  Line  West 
Meadowvale,  Ontario  LOJ  1KO 
Canada 
Contact  Chairman 
for  further  information 
Vagabond  News 
Cecil  Ogles 
448  C  Avenue 
Coronado,  CA  92118 
Newsletter:  Semi-annual 
Dues:  Voluntary  Contributions 
Porterfield  Club 
Charles  E.  Lebrecht 
3121  East  Lake  Shore  Drive 
Wonder  Lake,  I L 60097 
Newsletter :  Winter,  monthly;  Summer,  bi-monthly 
Dues:  $5.00  per  year ,  Porterfield  owners 
$12.00  per  year,  non-Porterfield  owners 
Rearwin  Club 
George  Williams 
Rt.  1 
Poynette,  WI  53955 
Newsletter:  0 
Dues:  $0.00 
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Air  Replicas  International 
Warren  A.  Eberspacher ,  Director 
P.  O.  Box  2218 
Durengo,  CO  81301 
Newsletter :  Quarterly 
Dues:  $17.50  per  year 
Replica  Fighters  Association 
Frank  Weatherly 
2789  Mohawk  lane 
Rochester,  MI  49063 
Contact  Association 
for  further  information 
National  Ryan  Club 
Bill  j.  Hodges 
811  lydia 
Stephenville,  TX  76401 
Newsletter:  Quarterly 
Du es:  $0.00  per  year,  Ryan  owners 
$5.00 per  year,  non-Ryan  owners 
Vintage  Sailplane  Association 
jan  Scott,  President 
Rt.  1,  Box  239 
lovettsville,  LA  22088 
Newsletter :  Quarterly 
Dues :  $8.00  per year,  individuals 
$10.00  per  year,  families 
$15.00  per  year,  clubs  and/or  businesses 
Seaplane  Pilots  Association 
Russell  lawton,  Executive  Director 
P.  O .  Box  30091 
Washington,  DC 20014 
Newsletter:  Quarterly 
Dues:  $18.00  per  year 
Silver  Wings  Fraternity 
Russ  Brinkley,  President 
"Aviation  Pathfinders" 
P.  O .  Box  1228 
Harrisburg,  PA  17180 
Newsletter :  Every  other  month 
Dues :  $5.00  per  year 
Stampe  Club 
Carl  C. Carlsen,  President 
3284  Texas  Avenue 
Simi  Valley,  CA  93063 
Contact  Club 
for  further  information 
Stearman' s  Restorer ' s Association 
Tom  lowe 
823  Kingston  lane 
Crys tal  lake,  I l  60014 
Newsletter:  4  - 6  per  year 
Dues:  $10.00  per  year 
National  Stinson  Club 
All Mod els Except l08's
Jonsey  Paul ,  Chairman 
14418  Skinner  Road 
Cypress,  TX  77429 
Newsletter :  Quarterly 
Dues:  $7.50  per  year 
National  Stinson  Club  108-Section 
For  108 Series O nl y
Bruce  and  Linda  Hoover 
3719  Acorn  Springs  lane 
Spring,  TX  77379 
Newsletter:  Quarterly 
Dues:  $6.00  per  year 
Southwest  Stinson  Club 
Ted  Zitnay,  President 
14031  Elvira  Street 
Saratoga,  CA  95070 
Newsletter:  Monthly 
Dues:  $6.00  per  year 
I nternational  Swift  Association 
Charles  Nelson 
P.  O.  Box  644 
Athens,  TN  37303 
Newsletter :  Monthly 
Dues :  $15.00  per  year 
International  Taylorcraft  Owners  Club 
Bruce  " Barney"  M.  Bixler,  II ,  President 
12809  Greenbower  Road 
Alliance,  OH  44601 
Newsletter:  Every  other  month 
Dues :  $5 .00  per  year 
Taylorcraft  Owners  Club 
Merton  Meade,  jr. 
2009  Victoria  Drive 
Aquia  Harbour 
Stafford,  VA  22554 
Contact  Club 
for  further  information 
National  Waco  Club 
Ray  H.  Brandly 
700  Hill  Av enue 
Hamilton ,  OH  45015 
Newsletter :  Every  other  month 
Dues :  $5.00  per  year 
Wheelchair  Pilots  Association 
Howard Tr eadwell 
11018  - 102  Avenue  North 
largo,  Fl 33540 
Contact Association 
for  further  information 
World  War  I  Aeroplanes 
leonard  Opdycke 
15  Crescent  Road 
Poughkeepsie,  NY  12601 
Newsl etter :  Monthly 
Dues:  Voluntary  Contributions 
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CALENDAR  OF  EVENTS 
SEPTEMBER  5-7  - MARI ON,  OHIO  - 15th  Annual  Mid-East ern  Re-
gi onal  EAA  Fly- I n  at  Mari on  Muni cipal  Airport.  For  furth er  in-
formation,  please  cont act :  Mr.  Louis  Lindeman,  3840  Cloverdale 
Road ,  M edway,  OH  45341.  Telephone:  513/849-9455. 
SEPTEMBER  12-14  - CALGARY,  ALBERTA  - Alberta' s  75th  Anniver-
sa ry  as  a  Province,  th e  Airdrie  Country  Club  of  th e  Air  is  sponsor-
ing  a  " Diamond  jubil ee  Antique/Cl ass ic  Fly-In",  at  Airdrie  Air-
port.  For  further  infor mati on,  please  contact :  George  B.  Pendle-
burg,  Vice-President ,  Publi ci ty  Chai rman ,  304  Manora  Road ,  N.E., 
Calgary,  Alberta  T2A  4R6.  Telephone:  403/272-4383. 
SEPTEMBER  12-14  - DELANO,  CALIFORNIA  - lAC  Contest  - Spon-
sored  by  lAC  Chapter  26  f or  th e  Sport sman  and  Unlimited  cat e-
gori es.  For  further  information,  please  contact :  jack  Gladish ,  120 
South  Ham  Lanek,  Lodi ,  CA  92540.  Tel ephone:  209/369-5768. 
SEPTEMBER  13  - GREEN  BAY,  WISCONSIN  - Chapt er  651  i s  spon-
soring  a  fl y- in  at  Plainvi ew  Airport.  For  further  information,  please 
contact:  Dave  Frisbie,  414/336-3257. 
SEPTEMBER  13-14  - OSCEOLA,  WISCONSIN  - lAC  Cont est  - Spon-
sored  by  l AC  Chapter  78  for  the  Sportsman  ca t egory  onl y.  For 
further information, please cont act :  james  G. Taylor, 11 9 Comanche 
Drive,  Webster ,  MN  55088.  Tel ephone:  507/652-2607. 
SEPTEMB ER  14  - EASTON ,  PENNSYLVANIA  - An tiqu e  &  Cl assic 
Piper  Fly-In.  For  further  information,  please  contact :  jim  Polles, 
299  Nazareth  Drive,  Nazareth ,  PA  18064.  Tel ephone:  215/759-
3713  (ni ght s) . 
AVAILABLE  BACK  ISSUES 
The VINTAGE  AIRPLANE 
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1974  All  Are  Available 
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November,  December 
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tober,  November 
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Th e  above  mentioned  back  issu es  ar e  availabl e  from 
Headqu ar ters  for  $1.00  each ,  pos tpaid . 
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Thi s 1928  Hea th Super Parasol has recentl y been pl acet}
on  display in  the Paul H. Poberezn y Air Museum. Th e
restoration i s 95%  complel e and is  the res ult of  work b y
volunt eers from th e l oca l area and the group from Mi chi-
gan  who make an  annual trip to the Museum to work on 
such projects. Th e aircraft actuall y contai ns parts of  two
different Hea ths donated to the Museum individuall y by
Jack Scimone of Middl e Vill age, New York and John
McGeary of Miami, Florida.
SEPTEMBER  14  - LANSING,  ILLINOI S  - The  Lansing  Poli ce  Cadet s 
will  sponsor  their  2nd  Annual  Fl y-In  and  Air  Show  at  Lansi ng 
Municipal  Airport.  For  f urther  information,  p l ease  contact:  j .  P. 
Fish,  P.O.  Box  411 ,  Lemont ,  IL  60439.  Tel ephone:  312/257-7552. 
SEPTE MBER  19-21  - KERRVILLE,  TEXAS  - 16th  Annual  Southwest 
Regional  Fly-In,  sponsored  by  th e  Texas  Chapt ers  of  EAA.  For 
further  informat ion,  please  cont act :  Bob  Reese,  Rt.  4,  Box  305, 
Sa n  Angelo,  TX 76901. Telephone:  915/658-4 194  or  915/949-2886. 
SEPTEMBER  19-21  - VINCENTOWN,  NEW  JERSEY  - lAC  Cont est  -
Sponsored  by  lAC  Chapt er  94  f or  th e  Sportsman  and  Inter mediat e 
cat egori es.  For  further  information,  please  contact:  Fred  Weaver, 
Himmel ein  Road ,  Box  9E,  Medford,  NJ.  Telephone:  609/654-7867. 
OCTOBER  1-5  - TU LLAHOMA,  TENNESSEE  - 2nd  Annual  EAA  Na-
tional  Fall  Fly-In.  Don' t  miss  this  one.  For  furt her  info rmati on, 
pl ease  contact:  EAA  Fal l  Fly-In,  P.O.  Box  229,  Hales  Corners,  WI 
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OCTOBER  11  - DAYTON,  OHIO  - 2nd  Annual  Tour  through  th e 
U.  S.  Air  Force  Museum at  Wright  Field  sponsored  by  EAA  Chapter 
610.  For  furt her  information ,  please  cont act:  Col.  Bob  Taylor , 
5855  St.  Rt.  40,  Tipp  City,  O H  453 71. 
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