KALAMAZOO, Mich. — The Air Zoo is now home to a new plane — an 1100 R Mini-Max.
The 1100 R Mini-Max is an ultra light aircraft kit that was primarily used for recreational flying. The wooden, mid-wing, open cockpit aircraft features a single engine and one seat.
Dale Schieber, of Galesburg, originally purchased the kit from JDT Mini-MAX, which is now known as Team Mini-Max. Schieber began construction on the plane in 2006, but passed away in early 2012 before he could complete it. His wife, Ardith, donated the Mini-Max to the Air Zoo.
The Mini-Max is currently on display in the Air Zoo’s East Campus, where visitors may view its ongoing construction process.
For more information: AirZoo.org