Lee Beery, 84, sent in this photo of his Corby Starlet being flown over Clear Lake, Calif. He says flying keeps him young.
Lee adds: “The plane designer, John Corby, is an Australian aircraft design engineer. It is plans built, 14 feet in length with an 18 foot wing span with an empty weight of 588 pounds. Wood and fabric construction. Engine is a Revmater 2100D with a horsepower rating of 65. Aircraft is semi-aerobatic being loaded to 4.5 Gs and 6.75 Gs ultimate. Fuel capacity is 18 gallons, so with a cruise speed of 108 its it has a range of a good 400 miles. A very popular plane “Down Under” but only a half a dozen in the USA. I am an active pilot, flying my little Corby several times a week. I started flying in 1955.”