Lindbergh's influence I would say.
I had a cousin that was born that year.
His name was Charles.
How cool! Commercial, or a proud papa built?
Through out the decade of the 1990s I was all but inundated with college female students whose first name was "Leia".
Here's one I built a couple of years ago for my grandson. (Model T content is a tiny bit of wheel in the upper right of the picture!)
Very cool. I can see why they are both wearing smiles
Ohh, nice job--a Bee Gee! The real ones were pilot killers, but FAST.
Profile Publications #51 gives an excellent historical account of the Gee Bee racers.
Uh, dyslexia strikes again! Yep, Gee Bee. So much motor and stubby wings, if you're not careful, it'll spin around! (engine & prop torque).
If you haven't seen one, that one is pretty close to what they looked like, even to the dimensions.
Not the same!
And there's only one of them I'd want to listen to!
David, If they were called Bee Gees' instead of Gee Bee's at least the pilots would be, "Staying Alive".
Ya just know this group will respond!!
There is a special place in heaven for fathers and grandfathers who build things like that.
It does bring to mind the question "why do Kamikaze pilots wear helmets?"
Thanks Richard, now I'm going to be pondering that one all day!