Thursday, July 9, 2009
Pilot David T. Morgan, of Monroe has built many airplanes with his brother and been around these vehicles most of his life.
In September, Morgan, 76, who is a civil engineer retired from his father’s general contracting company in Middletown called B.D. Morgan & Company Inc., and a sister company Morgan Engineering and Concrete Company, began building a RV-12 single-engine airplane with the help of his wife, Rose, in their one-car garage in the Mount Pleasant Retirement Village on Muskingum Street.
The kit aircraft, which is designed and founded by engineer Richard VanGrunsven from Van’s Aircraft in Aurora, Ore., is a 100 horsepower, two-seat, all metal, side-by-side airplane that meets the certification standards of the Light Sport Aircraft category. (Read more in the Middletown, OH Journal)
Meanwhile, for you RV-12 builders, Van's has announced availability of an RV-12 avionics package.