1928 Heath added to Air Zoo collection

Heath Baby Bullet

Heath Baby Bullet. Source aerofiles.com

KALAMAZOO, Mich. — The Air Zoo has added a 1928 Heath Baby Bullet to its collection.  Made by the Heath Airplane Co., it was used in various air races and air fairs during the Golden Age of Aviation.

“While small in size, airplanes like the Baby Bullet played a huge role in showcasing aviation to the general public,” said Bob Ellis, Air Zoo president and CEO.  “And at only $199 for the kit, nearly anyone who wanted to own an airplane could afford one.”

David C. Cleavinger, of Livonia, donated the plane to the Air Zoo in 2009.  It was originally built in 1933 by aviation enthusiast and machinist Perry D. Hansen, of Lansing.

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