Over the last 40 plus years, there have been any number of different antiques, classics, warbirds, and homebuilts grace the grass here at Antique Airfield.
Usually the occasion of a first arrival by a rare, unusual , hot, heavy or some combination thereof aircraft will get the whole crew out of the office and hangars to watch. Then there are those extremely rare occasions when such arrivals go unnoticed.
Perhaps it was that the whole crew at Antique Airfield was too busy today to notice or perhaps it was because of the diminutive size of the aircraft but Mark Holliday managed to slip into IA27 today in his Knight Twister without anyone seeing him!
But once on the ground he had the whole airport's attention. We enjoyed getting to visit with Mark and inspect his beautiful Knight Twister and we were certainly at the ready with cameras for his departure. Plus Mark now gets the bragging rights of being the first to land a Knight Twister at Antique Airfield.
The classic lines of Vernon Payne’s design.
Owner/Pilot Mark Holliday. The diminutive size of the Knight Twister is evident in this photo.
The design, dating from 1932, makes this a very appropriate picture.
Blasting (and we mean blasting!) past the APM Restoration Center on takeoff.