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Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Lockheed Vega Returns to the Air

Today, December 17th, 2013, John Magoffin put one thing right in aviation; he returned a Lockheed Vega to the air.  Others exist but they do not fly and that is important. Without the roar, a lion is not a lion; mounted heads do not make a zoo and static airframes do not make an airport.  A plane that does not fly cannot stir the soul.  For John though that will not be an issue.  This beauty is sure to turn heads and stir emotion wherever it lands.  Thanks again to John Magoffin and Rick Barter for bringing her back to life.

2 comments:

Greg C. said...

Beyond awesome...

Jim said...

I remember when I was a young kid - My Grandpa was President of the APM in the late 70's/early 80's and I would go with him to Blakesburg for Flyins, work weekends, and such. I spent a LOT of time sitting in that airplane in the hanger making airplane noises. Makes me really happy it is flying. I will reserve the claim to fame that I am one of the highest time, sitting in a Vega making airplane noises guy though.