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Monday
Oct212013

Replica Gee Bee Q.E.D. In The Sky (The Beauty Of Teamwork)

(click pic to enlarge) The Jim Moss Gee Bee Q.E.D. in the air! (photo: James Polivka)


 There's a good chance you already know that the Gee Bee Q.E.D. replica envisioned by Jim Moss made its first flight back on September 26, 2013. But if you're like me you didn't realize that Jim had been ill for some time during the latter stages of the project, and in fact he passed away on September 1st. It was the team of dedicated friends (wonderful aviation craftsmen) that carried Jim's Gee Bee dream into the sky.

 This helps to explain why the Q.E.D. video that I posted back in August didn't feature Jim and instead showcased these friends who honored Jim by never giving up.

 It appears that the first flights were very successful, and it's encouraging to see that getting the airplane to Oshkosh 2014 to share it with the aviation world is definitely a goal. Congratulations to all involved for building an incredible aircraft, but even more for being such dedicated and hard-working friends.


(click pic to enlarge) The Q.E.D beauty is deeper than its skin (photo:  James Polivka)

more info:

QED Flight Update (Antique Airfield)

Jim Moss's Gee Bee Q.E.D. Makes Maiden Flight (EAA)

 

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Reader Comments (1)

That is awesome! What a tribute.

October 22, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterSam

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