Q-talk 90 - Non-flying Canard Airplanes Needed
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- Published: Wednesday, 23 December 2009 16:24
- Written by Tonya Rutan
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NEEDED! Derelict and/ornon-flying Rutan Airplanes for Camelot Golf Course. When not designing, building and test-flying experimental aircraft, Burt and I work to save our local golf course from drying up and blowing away in the wind.
Last July, we learned that Mojave's local golf course was going to close. Burt, Mojave volunteers and I launched an effort to save it. We were successful and have been celebrating and playing golf ever since.
More work is needed to turn a profit and stay alive. The course operator, Gary Delano, wants to add an aviation theme by highlighting Rutan designs. Thus, we are helping to trun the course into and aviator/golfer's dream. Each Fairway will be named after a Rutan aircraft: Boomerang, Defiant, Long-EZ, Varieze, Quickie, Grizzly, Solitaire, VariViggen and Voyager. The first hole is a dogleg left, the shape of Boomerang's wing. The second, a Long-EZ par 5; the difficult third is Grizzly 465-yard par 4, and so on.
The donated airplanes need only basic structure. We will paint and mount them adjacent to each tee. Please let us know if any aircraft can get donated. Contact:
Mojave, CA 93501
RAF (661) 824-2645
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