Category Archives: Bird of the Week

Stories of aircraft written by Norm Goyer

Aeronca’s Early Birds, Model LC and Scout, Model K

By Norm Goyer When I was a about 11 or 12 years old I built dime and quarter models from Megow. Two of them were particular good rubber band powered flyers. The Aeronca Collegiate and Aeronca Model K Scout flew … Continue reading

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Doodlebug, You Have a Famous Grandson

By Norm Goyer I first met the McDonnell F-4 Phantom in the skies of the High Desert. They were all over the area as they and the Republic F-105 Thud were the two aircraft used by the Air Force in … Continue reading

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Who was the Copy Cat?

Who was the Copy Cat? By Norm Goyer All you have to do is look at the new batch of 2014 autos now being introduced, they all look alike. The designers claim that wind tunnel tests dictate the main shape … Continue reading

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Early Homebuilt Biplanes, Lincoln Sport

By: Norm Goyer Let’s face it, biplanes have attracted more people to flying than any other type of airplane. Why? They tweak the strings of our heart and soul, they beckon you to climb in and soar into the heavens. … Continue reading

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Jet Engines Retrofitted Family Planes

By: Norm Goyer It is a known tradition that when a new aircraft or engine or anything shows up in the marketplace Americans will find a way to either change it or race it. The tradition lived on when jet … Continue reading

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