Terry Bryn wrote in with details on his Travel Air project and flying fleet:
I bought the last Travel Air my mother had before she died a few years ago. I could go on and on about stories when I was quite young with my father. He was 49 years old when I was born so there was quite an age difference. I spent a lot of time with him and his airplane buddies. They are great memories.
My project is in Brodhead and should be done this summer. I had a phone call this spring from the son of the original owner of NC6455. He was wondering if the aircraft still existed, so our conversations are still going on occasionally. After he contacted me I thought I should do some more ownership research on NC6455. As it turned out the second owner was from North Dakota and was the uncle of some dear friends of ours that we met while in college and have been friends ever since. We never knew the connection until a couple of months ago.
Attached just a few random photos of our project and some of what we do for fun around here. The 1948 PA-11 was purchased new by my father and was made into a spray plane for 20 years. My son Jamie owns it now with a complete restoration just finished last summer. Another is Jamie giving rides in his Scout on Thanksgiving day in 2011 on our farm. The photo with the Cherokee is me on the left my son Jamie on the right and his son Peter on the center. The photo was taken after Peter’s first flight lesson at age 7.
Jamie and Peter are pretty excited about a new hanger we just put up just for antique airplanes.