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After all, if those guys had the guts to go out and fly passengers on a schedule in the primitive equipment of the day, surely we can stand up to some yahoo who wants to close down the county airport because he just moved in across the street and the noise is bothering his hamster.
(Rick Durden in The Pilot's Lounge No. 93)
 
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"It is an amazing biplane, very nice for aerobatics, and quite stable for a biplane."

"I really loved my Skybolt, but was operating an emergency room and putting in 100 hours a week, and had no time to fly. Now that I have been retired for 5 years, wish I had kept the biplane! It is an amazing biplane, very nice for aerobatics, and quite stable for a biplane (biplanes are noted for instability.) I learned to fly 60 years ago in the Royal Canadian Air Force, on Fleet 16B bipes. Overseas in 1943 I transferred to the RAF and did ops in Scotland and Ireland on 3 types of Spitfires, Hurricanes, and the last of the RAF biplane fighters, the Gloster Gladiator. In mid January 1945 I made the last operational flight of an RAF fighter biplane, in Gladiator N5592, on a weather recce flight. I have also flown a Tiger Moth and a Starduster. Just love biplanes! The 'Glad' was a wizard for aerobatics, with its 950hp Bristol and 4 flaps on the wings. Enclsoed is a check for your brochure. Don't intend on building another (I'm almost 80!) but always said that if I ever did build another plane, it would be a Skybolt! If you ever have a customer who wants a recommendation, give 'em my name and address. Have flown over 62 different planes, from Fleets to Wellington bombers, so I feel like I know airplanes! Cheers!"

by Ralph E. Schenck MD
Portland, IN

 

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"Aerobatics in the Skybolt are just about equal to the Pitts S-2."
- Michael O'Leary, Sport Flying, August 1979
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