My Old Airplanes

My Old Airplanes

Reworked December 11, 2009

I started building airplanes with my brother Ira in 1938 during the heart of the depression. We both purchased a 10 cent rubber band model at the neighborhood drugstore. During the next few years we built as many models as our money would allow us to build. We had a ball building and flying them from the roof of the front porch. Needless to say they didn’t last too long.

The airplanes pictures shown in “My Old Airplanes” were all built between 1963 & 1970. All of the airplanes are gone except for the Orange “Taurus” which I gave Terry Holston in 2005, it is 42 years old. I believe the Orange Bird would still fly.

On January 1, 2002 Terry Holston and I flew the Red, White & Blue “Quick Fly” that I built in 1969. It crashed after two seasons of flying on September 20, 2003.

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1 Piper Tri-Pacer Built 1963. 002

Piper Tri-Pacer Built 1963

3 Built 1965. 004

Built 1965

7 Mombo Special was built 1970

Mombo Special was built 1970

5 Quick Fly was built 1969

 Quick Fly was built 1969

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2 Piper Tri- Pacer. 003

 Piper Tri- Pacer

4 Built 1966. 001

Built in 1966

6 Taurus was built 1968.

Taurus was built 1968

8 Mombo Special rebuilt 2001. 015

 Mombo Special rebuilt 2001

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