Air Pictorial 1957-12
R.Straub - Fly-In photographs
The Flaglor High-Tow appears to be a much modified Fleet 9 and was built as recently as July this year. Finish red and silver;
Among the antique aircraft was this 1929 D.H. Moth in yellow with grey leading edges, red strips and struts. It is in excellent condition and powered by a Cirrus engine;
A rarity was this Curtiss SNC-1 (CW-22 Falcon). Finished in natural aluminium overall it is in mint condition;
The Hannaford Bee or Parakeet is a neat little biplane finished in orange with white trim;
This Ryan STM-2, blue with yellow trim, is one of the few still flying with a Menasco engine;
The little Aeronca C-2 shows some redesigning. It was finished in orange and white and was one of the nine antiques attending;
Baby Ace, constructed by the students of St. Ritas High School, Chicago, was one of four at the Fly-In;
A modified Great Lakes 2T-1A with a Continental engine and finished in white and red.
The Meyers Little Toot is a single-seat biplane in white and red with a span of only 19 ft.;
The Travelair E.4000, finished a brilliant blue with yellow trim, took the first prize for the best antique;
The E.A.A. Trophy for Outstanding Workmanship went to the Maule M.4 Bee Dee which has a cruising speed of 145 m.p.h. It is hoped to market this machine commercially;
Little Monster which looks somewhat like a Piper Cub is, bar a few components, entirely homebuilt. Finish is yellow with green fin and trim;
One of the most interesting types at the Fly-In was the red and white Bryan II Autoplane which, as its name suggests, is a roadable aircraft. It utilises many Ercoupe parts and was awarded the E.A.A. Trophy for Outstanding Design;
This 1935 Wiley Post A finished in cream and orange, features side-by-side seating and is powered by a Ford motor engine;
The Challis Special (purple with white trim) has end-plate fins on the wingtips;
Most unusual aircraft was the Miller Twin, a much-modified Piper J-5 Cruiser. Its owner has removed the original 175-h.p. Continental engine from the nose and installed two 65-h.p. Lycoming engines on the wing. The result is a neat twin. It was finished in yellow with black trim.