John Staber, who spent 11 years painstakingly restoring the first Colonial Skimmer C-1, flew it to Sanford Regional Airport (SFM) in Maine earlier this month to show off the plane to her designer and builder, David B. Thurston, and to Jack Tarbox, who was chief engineer for Colonial Aircraft Corporation in Sanford. The plane was the prototype, or model, for the Colonial Skimmers and later Lake Amphibians. Check out the full story here. To read about the first flight in the restored craft, click here.
Janice Wood is editor of General Aviation News.