Woodruff Lake Airport Fly-In

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Papa’s local EAA Chapter sponsored a Fly-In at the Woodruff Lake Airport. Although it’s not quite flying yet, Papa brought his partially-assembled homebuilt plane.

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Papa bought the kit when Christian was just a baby. He and Terry and now our children have been working together to build it.

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Building a kit-plane is a looooonnnggg and tedious process.

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I’ve been confused about the name of this beast they’re building. Apparently, it’s a Murphy Super Rebel, which is similar to the Murphy Moose. Here is a photograph of someone else’s completed Super Rebel.

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A nearly-completed wing resides in our basement, and I think there are other completed portions in Papa’s hangar that were not safely transportable.

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Thousands of rivets.

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God blessed us with spectacular weather for the fly-in.

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Rebecca closed the tail section door in preparation for hauling the fuselage back home.

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Such an unexpected sight on the road!

By the way, I captured photos of other airplanes at the fly-in also, but saved them for separate blogposts as this one was already full of the Super Rebel. Stay tuned.

8.10.13

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