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Only flying Kitty Hawk still has some of its nine lives left

OCTOBER 17, 2021

The Kitty Hawk biplane was conceived in 1928 on the wave of airmindedness that emanated from Charles Lindbergh’s electrifying transatlantic flight the year before.

By 1934, the company building this diminutive biplane went bust, a victim of the Depression and its impact on a market flooded with like-minded three-place open-cockpit sport aircraft.

Today only one Kitty Hawk of 34 built flies. Bob Coolbaugh of Newmarket, Virginia, brought his restored B-8 Kitty Hawk to EAA AirVenture 2021 and engaged in the time-honored fly-in pastime of polishing the airplane while casually chatting with passersby who were intrigued to see this one-of-a-kind machine.

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Story credit: General Aviation News; https://generalaviationnews.com/2021/10/17/only-flying-kitty-hawk-still-has-some-of-its-nine-lives-left/

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