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Welcome to my website for sport aviation enthusiasts - with a focus on Aeronca  and Stinson Aircraft, classics from the 1940's.

Photo taken November, 2012 at Federhart-Ophelia (VA99). Pictured are my Aeronca 1946 11AC Chief (since sold), Mike Roe's 1947 Stinson 108-1, and John Haszard's 1931 Ford Model A Tudor Sedan.

Butch Walsh in Stinson 108-2, NC949D, and Ray Johnson in Aeronca 11AC, NC3469E, return from Oshkosh AirVenture 2005.  Both planes are Oshkosh Grand Champions.  Butch passed away on Thursday, May 11th, 2006. He was working in his shop days before on one of his beloved Stinsons.  Butch was a Master Stinson Restorer and had won many Championship awards  around the country for his tremendous workmanship.  He will be greatly missed by his family, his many friends, and the entire Stinson community.   For info on Butch's Grand Champion NC6233M, see this link.  See a tribute to Butch by Ray Johnson at this link.  Ray Johnson organizes the Fly-In/Cruise-In event each year in Marion, Indiana and is co-producer of the Fly-In/Cruise-In Videos.  Photo courtesy of Brian Matz of Aerial Aspect Photography, taken from his Aeronca 11AC.

 I'd enjoy hearing from anyone who shares an interest in these classic aircraft.  I especially welcome comments about corrections that are needed to the website, whether they be in content or style. You can email me john(at)hangar9aeroworks.com.

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