82-Year-Old Flew Homebuilt Airplane Cross-Country
Constant Wonder - Radio Archive, Episode 949 , Segment 1
Episode: The Propeller Under the Bed
- Apr 7, 2021 6:00 pm
- 39:14 mins
Arnold Ebneter dreamed of building and flying his own airplane. At 82 years old, he flew his very own homebuilt plane nonstop for 2,328 miles, setting a new world record for the greatest number of continuous miles flown in a plane weighing less than 500 kilograms. His daughter describes growing up in a family obsessed with aviation. Guest: Eileen Bjorkman, retired United States Air Force officer, former military flight test engineer, civilian pilot, and author of "The Propeller Under the Bed: A Personal History of Homebuilt Aircraft"