March 2024

This month was be a continuation of our streak of having unusual airplanes at our meetings. Joe Gambucci and Dan Hutchinson are partners in another unusual airplane — a Wittman Tailwind. I don’t know anything about them so it was interesting to learn about their history and how Dan and Joe came to own this one. Wikipedia has an article article on them and there are lots of YouTube videos.

In 1953, the Tailwind became the first aircraft covered under the FAA's Experimental category to be certified to carry a passenger.