In Love Lov
The December 1961 issue of Sport Aviation featured on its cover Little Lover, George Rattray’s version of Neal Loving’s design, Loving’s Love. The plane received a trophy at that
year’s EAA Fly-In for best all-wood plane and best use of fiberglass. Inside the issue Paul talked about the organization’s intent to
develop a youth education program and plans for a future national
headquarters building. “In 1958 the increased interest and growth
of the Association made it apparent that, in future years, our present method of operation from the basement offices of the president
and secretary would some day be inadequate, and that plans for the
future should contain a consolidated administrative and working
force,” he wrote.
Ord-Hume, EAA 8579,
recounted the history
of the Flying Flea
design in Britain in
part one of his series
on the aircraft.
Don Cookman shared
instructions for building
a simple wood-testing
rig to evaluate commercial lumber types as
a substitute for aircraft
A three-page article written by Robert T. Smith details the early
history of the Beechcraft Staggerwing biplane design.
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