Original Posted By: "H. Marvin Haught Jr. "
Of possible interest---Sadly, the wonderful Corvair powered Pietenpol that Steve Williamson and his EAA Chapter built was damaged enroute toWisconsin following engine trouble. http://flycorvair.net/2013/01/08/new-pi ... ey-ca/Mike C.OhioDear Friends,Peter Griffiths and I began our cross-country adventure with high hopes of showing off our chapter airplane at Brodhead and Oshkosh, and very much looked forward to flying our airplane off of a grass strip at the spiritual home of the Pietenpol Air Camper. Sadly, the Piet was only able to make it as far as Guymon, Oklahoma. Peter began experiencing engine trouble on the flight from Tucumcari, New Mexico to Guymon. Peter kept the airplane flying as far as Guymon, but the airplane was damaged on landing making it impossible for the airplane to continue any further. The decision was made to leave the airplane at Guymon and continue on with our plans to attend the gathering at Brodhead and Oshkosh traveling by car. We will pick up the airplane on the return trip and bring it home via U-Haul truck or trailer.The airplane flew more than 1,200 miles over three days. We were having a great time, getting some great pictures, and meeting some great people. Peter and I are taking the disappointment in stride and continuing to enjoy the experience of a lifetime.We will have a little work to do when we return, but the airplane will be flying again soon. Thank you to all who have taken an interest in following our adventure via email or Facebook. And thanks to those who offered their encouragement as we began this exciting adventure.See you all when we return.Steve Williamson, Pres.EAA Chapter 1279French Valley________________________________________________________________________________Date: Thu, 24 Jul 2014 11:20:44 -0500
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