|Dad and his wife Sharon|
|Bremer County Independent Newspaper, July 27, 1960|
My dad's passion was aviation. It did not matter of what type. He enjoyed planes used in air races, which is one reason he picked up the "Long Midget" to build and to help others to build. In the 1950's the popularity of building your own plane became a reality for many. The Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) came along to help join the airplane designers with the builders, helping each other in the crusade of home built aviation. My dad obtained membership #26, though that was because he did not decide the first day and went back the second day, or he would have had an earlier number.
The next 4 pages are from the Sport Aviation magazine, dated May 1960. An article written by George Hardie, Jr. can be found starting on page 5. I want to thank the EAA for giving me permission to scan and load this article in my blog. This was the beginning of "Bushby Aircraft". You can find out more on the EAA by clicking "here".
|Me, Dad, and son Nick|
|My cousin's daughter Emily with my dad.|