Flabob Airport in Riverside, Calif., will play host to the 33rd annual gathering of Meyers Aircraft on June 10-14.
Founded in 1976, the Meyers Aircraft Owners Association is dedicated to the three production aircraft manufactured by Allen H. Meyers. These include the Meyers OTW (“Out To Win”), a two-seat, open cockpit biplane and the Meyers 145 and 200, which are both low-wing, all-aluminum, retractable gear aircraft.
The OTW model was manufactured from 1936-1942 and was used as a primary trainer during the war. It won fame as “the only airplane that never killed a cadet” and had an unexcelled safety record. Of the 102 that were assembled, 55 Meyers remain on the FAA registry and one is flying in Canada.
The two-place 145, produced from 1950 to 1955, cruised at 145 mph on 145 hp. Its successor, the four-place 200, came off the line between 1959-1967. Of the 22 copies of the 145 that were built, 15 are still active.
This year’s fly-in, which is open to the public free of charge, will feature visits to the March Field Museum and the Planes of Fame. There will also be a fly-out to Santa Paula. Maintenance meetings are planned for owners and a banquet is scheduled for Saturday night.