Monday, July 28, 2008

Dad

John Bowden, my Dad, has done some amazing things during his life. His love of old airplanes has been passed on to me. Now at age 79, he doesn't fly anymore, but loves hanging out with my mom (they've been married almost 57 years) and loves to reminisce about airplanes.

This post is dedicated to him and the planes he restored...

Beechcraft Staggerwing F17-D NC291Y













Waco ZQC-6 NC2277
















Aeronca 7AC Champ "Hopgrasser" - I worked almost every step of the way on this restoration with Dad while I was in High school. This is the plane I first solo'd and I gained more than 250 hours in this plane. I enjoyed taking most of my cousins, neices, and nephew for buddy rides in this plane.
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http://barnstmr.blogspot.com/2008/08/hopgrasser.html








Stinson 108-3 Station Wagon N938C - restored in 1965




1956 Cessna 182 N3955D Restored in 1966









1950 Cessna 195A - N9880A Restored in 1976

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