Published in Midwest Flyer – October/November 2017 issue
Sharon Thiry of Cadzand, Holland, spent the summer in the United States with her boyfriend, Huub van Iwaarden, to learn to fly and to purchase an aircraft. Thanks to her flight instructors, Ed Escallon and Mike Wild of Wild Aerobatics (www.wild-aerobatics.com), Kokomo Municipal Airport, Kokomo, Indiana (KOKK), they located this 1943 Aeronca L-3 Defender at nearby Glenndale Airport (8I3) — also in Kokomo, Indiana. Thiry and Escallon flew the plane to Oshkosh for the experience, and to display it in the vintage aircraft area. After they completed their flight training, Thiry and van Iwaarden had the aircraft shipped to Holland.
Dave Weiman Photo