- 5-seat light transport
- Featured in Sky King television series
- First flight: March 26, 1939
- Number built: 5,422
- Wingspan: 41ft 1" (12.78m)
- Length: 32ft 9" (9.98m)
- Height: 9ft 11" (3.02m)
- Max. speed: 195mph (314km/h)
- Engines: 2 Jacobs R-755 radial piston, 245hp (183kW)
June 2017 winner:
Matt Sutinen, Engineer, Grob Inc., Grafton, Wisconsin
How long have you been in the aerospace business?
About 8 years.
How did you become interested in aircraft?
I’ve been interested in aircraft as long as I can remember. I’m fortunate enough to live in Wisconsin, so I was able to attend the EAA AirVenture in Oshkosh fairly often growing up – that definitely played a huge role early on.
What is your favorite aircraft?
I’m a huge fan of the all the older warbirds, but as a single favorite plane, I would have to go with the P-51. You can’t help but be fired up listening to the roar of a Rolls Royce Merlin engine!
Wellman Dynamics Machining and Assembly Inc.
Application Development Specialist
IES Holdings Inc.
Oak Brook, Illinois