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Starting a new thread for this year's Pedal Plane. If you do a search, you can find the thread I first started in 2008, but not too many pictures are there. But that's OK, you can go to http://www.freewebs.com/glenndalepedalplane/ and see pictures of the past five years of planes.
I began building pedal planes as a charity project for my pilot's club. Each year we have an event to raise money for SMA Support, with airplane rides, kids activities, warbird rides, and a pedal plane raffle. I wanted to give back, so I combined my joy of flying and my profession of woodworking to come up with a great idea.
Last year was a slow year, only $510 was raised through the pedal plane raffle, but over $10,000 was raised through the whole event. I want this year to be better. Breaktime's own IBEWChuck was the winner last year, way toi go Chuck!
Before shipping Chuck's plane off, I had a little "Gathering of the Pedal PLanes" Four out of the five made it, which was pretty cool. Not as cool as the blue pedal plane being hangered with a P-51 and T-6, but still cool.
Go check out the website:http://www.freewebs.com/glenndalepedalplane/ and buy a ticket or two. Thanks.