The April 1962 cover of EAA Sport Aviation featured Bart Denight and his Denight Special, designed by Nick D’Apuzzo. Emblazoned with racing number 97, the Denight Special boasted a top speed
of 230 mph in level flight and 189.7 mph around the pylons in competition.
In Homebuilder’s Corner, EAA Founder Paul Poberezny wrote about the
growing organization and the difficulty in keeping up with the membership’s
requests. “We try to be fair to all the segments of aviation interests
within our movement,” Paul said. In a conversation with Antique Aircraft
Association President Bob Taylor, Paul said they both realized that, “As the
organizations grow so must the thickness of our skins. This will keep the
sting from hurting too much.”
Roy Clifford shared his Gyrocopter, The Little Bug, which he built
after riding in a helicopter and deciding that “the whirlybirds
have it all over airplanes.”
Ken Horton restored his de Havilland Fox Moth after the previous
owner got caught in a storm and cartwheeled it into a sand dune.
In a flight-test report, Bruce Best noted that the Jodel D- 9 turned
on a dime, and he couldn’t wait to “go Jodelling” again.
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