Timeless Voices - Clarence "Clancy" Hess
Clancy Hess had his first flight lesson with air racer Johnny Livingston in 1930. He was a charter member of AOPA in 1939, flew dive bombers as a Marine aviator during World War Two, and had a 32-year flying career with American Airlines.
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Way Better Late Than Never - Gubert's Fly Baby Biplane
“Why did I wait so long?” That’s what Kurt Gubert, EAA 441434, said on May 16, 2015, when he made the first flight of his eye-catching Fly Baby biplane, a project that began more than 35 years ago. Find the answer in EAA Sport Aviation January issue.
A Step Back in Time- MAAC Grassroots Fly-In
Every September, the Midwest Antique Airplane Club holds their private, invitation-only Grassroots fly-in, hosted by EAA Chapter 431, the “Cheeseland Chapter.”
Timeless Voices - John Miller
John Miller taught himself to fly at 18 years-old in a Curtiss Jenny in 1923. He would go on to have an amazing aviation career involving everything from biplanes, to Autogiros, to jets. He continued to fly right up until he passed at age 102!
Timeless Voices - Bill Richardson
Born with dwarfism, Bill Richardson overcame major orthopedic surgeries on his legs to learn to fly. Unable to enlist during WWII due to his stature, Bill became an instrument flight instructor under contract with the War Training Service.
EAA Celebrates 2017 Hall of Fame Inductees
On Thursday, November 9, 2017 the EAA community inducted five people into the EAA Sport Aviation Halls of Fame, representing Homebuilders, Warbirds of America, International Aerobatic Club, Vintage Aircraft Association, and Ultralights.
Timeless Voices - Fred Weick
Fred Weick (1899 - 1993) was an aeronautical engineer. Best known as the designer of the Ercoupe, he had many notable accomplishments, including leading the development of streamlined NACA cowlings and co-designing the Piper Cherokee.