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Dec 14 2013

Birthplace of a Baby Ace

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I’ve been emailing back and forth with an old friend of the builder of my Baby Ace. He recently directed me to some pictures of Charlie, taken May 18, 2012. Please keep in mind that Charlie built the airplane in the early 1980’s, so he was getting up there in years when this picture was taken. Charlie has since passed away, so I feel an even greater desire to restore the airplane in his honor. I don’t intend to replicate his work, but to return the airplane to flying condition while adding my personal touches. It will be a combination of us both when it’s complete.

20131214-103608.jpgThese pictures were pulled from the “Lost in Oscar Hotel” website. The two Cub pilots stopped by Charlie’s airport for a visit. They didn’t say anything about the visit in their blog, so I guess we’ll have to buy the book to read more about it (not impressed by the lack of information…). The picture at left is Checkpoint Charlie, OI27, Charlie’s airport.

Hopefully the airport will stay open long enough for me to finish the Baby Ace and fly it into it’s birthplace. It would be nice to bring it home, if only for a visit.

-WB

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