Aircraft Restored by Jim Reeves
This page created 2/18/2000
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"My name is Larry J. Richardson and I am a member of the National and International Stinson Clubs. I own a 1937 SR-9C Stinson, NC18416. Jim Reeves did the restoration on this plane from 1994 through 1999 and I bought the plane on Oct. 28, 1999. Jim has terminal cancer and I wanted him to receive recognition for his restoration. I called AOPA Pilot Magazine and they came down on February 8th from Maryland to do an article on the plane. It is expected to make the April, 2000 issue. The editor at large, Tom Horne, did the article and interview. Mike Fizer, the photographer out of Witchita, Kansas, shot the photos all day: on the ground, touch and goes, fly-bys and air to air from an L-19 Birddog. It was quite an experience. Can we let our members know about this article through the newsletter and the website? I would like for them to read about Jim's restoration. Thank you.
Larry J. Richardson"
News Flash!! Updated
3/23/00. Not only did Larry's Gullwing make the April issue of AOPA
but to his surprise and delight, it made the cover! Look for a tribute
to the work of Jim Reeves and a full color article on this outstanding
aircraft by AOPA Pilot Editor at Large Thomas A. Horne. Photography
by Mike Fizer. The photos below are some you will not see in the
magazine. All photos courtesy of Larry Richrdson.
"My friend Jim Reeves who restored
the Stinson Reliant NC18416 I now own