2/3 Scale P-38
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
Society of Airway Pioneers