A silver Heath Super Parasol shimmered in the late summer sun as it flew by Antique Airfield. Its 20-year-old owner/pilot, Hayden Newhouse, felt the breeze ruffling through his hair, and couldn’t help but smile as he listened to the Continental A-40 humming happily along and the wind whistling through the Parasol’s wire-braced wing struts.
Gazing over the nose, the burnished cowling and cockpit fairing was gleaming through its time-worn patina, transporting him to another time. His thoughts eddied and swirled with the airflow over his wings, reaching far back through the mists of aviation history. [Read more…]