(N711JE) and Wendell
Davenport (N41017) brought their Fly Babies to the Gathering at Arlington 2002.
That's Bob's airplane in the foreground, and Wendell's
behind it. Further along the line is Tom Staples',
Chris Brown's, and my own airplane. Bob Hesse sold this
plane to Daily Holman in late 2006, and Bob Wampler
bought it in late 2007..
bought N6318. The plane was originally built by the
the late William Bensyl of Terre Haute, Indiana in
1973. It is registered as a "Fly Baby II":
Bensyl had apparently planned on completing it as a
two-seater, but changed his mind. Rich is pulling it
apart for inspection, and is considering paint job options.
owned N709A in the mid '80s. Note the wheel pants under
||Jonathan Jackson of Sioux Falls
bought N422A in July 2002. It was sold to a Canadian
owner a few years later. In August 2007, Wendell
Davenport, missing his previous Fly Baby, bought it and flew
it from Ontairio to its new home in California.
An additional bonus: A smoke system!
C-GCJL. It's got a two-piece all-aluminum gear, bolted
to the bulkhead inside the fuselage. He plans to
convert it back to the stock wood legs because he prefers
Namu was an attempt at a two-seater to follow the Fly Baby
tradition. See the Two-Seaters
Update Feb 2013: Mike Madrid of Lompoc California
bought Namu in late 2011, and has it flying again.
This plane was actually built by a friend of mine about
thirty years ago...it has had a canopy added and the landing
gear replaced with steel tube. The canopy is
interesting; you'll not it installs over the stock
rebuilt CF-UFL for years, after a hangar roof fell on
it. "Stringbag," as he's re-named it, now sports a
WWII camouflage scheme. Read about Drew's restoration
process on This Old
last report, "Splinters", the "Air Mail" Fly Baby (N12049),
is owned by Robert Hamilton. Previous owners included
Chuck Mikowski, Dave Koseruba, Daniel Zigo, and Rocky
||Nick Guida has
made several long cross countries in N59RG .
Unfortunately, he's currently rebuilding it after a hangar
fell on it.