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    Default Aviation Nation '04 - Captain Eddie

    If you ever get to meet "Captain Eddie" you just have to fall in love with the guy (the other kind of love!!!!!)

    He's one of the "colorful" types that one always remembers. Captain Eddie Kurdziel found and restored his copy of the extremely rare Fairy fly and does not keep it hidden from public view! You will see this airplane at most every major airshow and if you get a chance, walk up and introduce yourself and tell him you saw him on the cover of "Hondo" and then remember the look on his face.

    Wayne
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    Default Re: Aviation Nation '04 - Captain Eddie

    Quote Originally Posted by AAFO_WSagar
    Captain Eddie Kurdziel found and restored his copy of the extremely rare Fairy fly... Wayne
    Or is it the even rarer Fairey Firfly?

    Don't think I'm bustin' your chops, Wayne, the photos are great and the fly has always been one of my favorite 'second tier' WWII planes. I wonder if they named it before or after they designed the aft cockpit greenhouse?
    SteveZ

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    Default Re: Aviation Nation '04 - Captain Eddie

    That IS a beautiful bird! There's a fly project for sale over at Courtesy Aircraft sales for less than $100K. It's pretty complete, but in some guys back yard! http://www.courtesyaircraft.com/ Go to warbird projects, and look for the link to the Fairy fly. Or do as I do, and daydream as you look at all the other warbirds for sale!

    Race 29
    Full throttle till you see God, then turn left!

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