2/3 Scale P-38


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Jim O’Hara is a member of EAA chapter 493 in San Angelo .  He is a retired  college professor (I believe in Aeronautical Engineering) who learned to fly  when he was about 60 years old.  He's now 81 years old.  15 years  ago, he began construction of a 2/3 scale P-38.  Using information he obtained from various sources about the P-38, he drew up a set of plans using  a computer aided design program.  Jim and his wife Mitzi built the entire  aircraft by themselves.  I've been fortunate enough to know Jim for  almost the entire 15 years that he's been working on his "project."  He  first flew his plane in July of last year, and has just completed flying off  the time (I believe it was 50 hours).  He designed the plane to have a  small jump seat behind the pilot for his wife.  She's tiny, and it's a good thing; the jump seat doesn't have much room
He made his first cross-country with Mitzi from San Angelo to Fredericksburg , accompanied by many of his friends from Chapter 493.  
What a fantastic achievement!!

Credits to Bob Bartley #2936

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