Monday, November 1, 2010
WACO's journey back home.
-Photos by Mary Lee
So if you don't fly it back to the Gatineau airport, just how does one transport a 1920s vintage biplane that is perfectly airworthy but in slightly disassembled condition? Leave it in pieces and drive it home.
Oscar Verdugo, head of VWoC metal shop,smartly engineered a device to load the WACO fuselage and her dismantled wings on a flat bed in order to safely transport the Taperwing WACO from the Ottawa International Airport back to her home at Vintage Wings this past Friday. The disassembly and load took a little more than half a day and was made successful by the help of staff and volunteers. The move came just in time before the snow fell over the city Saturday night.