Bowers Fly Baby

Pima Air and Space Museum Aircraft

Manufacturer
Bowers
Markings
Roy McCalden, Tucson, Arizona, 1977
Registration
N49992

Bowers Fly Baby

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.

Specifications
Wingspan 28 ft
Length 18 ft 10 in
Height 6 ft 11 in
Weight 925 lbs (loaded)
Max. Speed 120 mph
Service Ceiling 15,000 ft
Range 300 miles
Engines 1 A-65-8 with 65 horsepower
Crew 1