A message from Greg Gaynor, National Governor
My flight instructor, Aaron Tippin, sent this photo to me. It was taken at the Helena, MT airport. The engine was restored and donated by Ray Woods from Brady, MT. Now we have something to look forward to when we next visit Helena!
PS – Sam Meek and I are trying to find an OX-5 engine that is not rebuildable to be displayed at the Beechcraft Heritage Museum in Tullahoma, TN. As you might already know, the OX-5 powered the first Travel Air aircraft founded by Walter Beech, Clyde Cessna, and Lloyd Stearman.
The curator of the museum would display the engine as a “cutaway” alongside other engines which have powered Beech aircraft. The donor would be recognized on the display and would qualify for a tax deduction, given the museum’s charity status.