By MARK JONES JR.
“…After battling headwinds for five hours, Arnold Ebneter calculated that the four gallons left in his fuselage wouldn’t get him anywhere near Fredericksburg…he was so close to finally finishing his dream.”
From “The Propeller under the Bed: A Personal History of Homebuilt Aircraft,” by Eileen A. Bjorkman.
For almost 16 hours, 82-year-old Arnold Ebneter, propelled by passion, had subjected himself to a discomfort I cannot fathom, sleep deprived and cramped in the small cockpit of his E-1, an airplane he had designed as an undergraduate. [Read more…]