Bowers Fly Baby Model 1A
In 1962, the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) held its first and only homebuilt aircraft design contest. The winner was Peter Bowers’ Fly Baby. The aircraft is an extremely simple wood and fabric design intended to be simple to build. The plans for the aircraft were published in the EAA’s “Sport Aviation” magazine beginning in January 1963. The Fly Baby proved to be a very adaptable design and Bowers modified his aircraft into both a seaplane and a biplane.
Built by Roy McCalden, Tucson, Arizona and completed in November 1978.
September 1985 Donated to Pima Air & Space Museum.
|Length||18 ft 10 in.||
|Height||6 ft 11 in.||
|Weight||925 lbs (loaded)||
|Max. Speed||120 MPH||
|Service Ceiling||15,000 ft||
|Engines||One Continental A-65-8 with 65 horsepower||
Roy McCalden, Tucson, Arizona, 1977
Fly Baby Model 1A