Pilots may forget their anniversaries or the birthdays of their children, but there is very little chance they will forget the airplanes they have owned over the years.
Ed Cashmere is banking on that as he tries to find the story behind the art on the tail of his 1953 Piper Tripacer. On the tail is a cartoon drawing of a cheerful little bird with the moniker “Iron Sparrow.”
Cashmere was part of the migration to the Northwest EAA Fly-In in Arlington, Wash., the weekend of July 8. He proudly showed off the little red Piper, but confessed he knows very little about its past other than it was refurbished in 1994, then spent 10 years in storage.
“I’m kind of hoping someone will recognize it and tell me the story,” he said.
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