That's a crazy story, did you say anything to the guy who grabbed them or just let the situation be? I'm a sentimental type of guy almost to a fault, I would have loved to own those as well. Either way, it's a great story. Thanks for sharing.Scrapper,
I always enjoy your threads and insights, thought I'd chime in with an experience from OSH this year regarding Mr. Wittman. On Monday morning I was dragging the family through the FlyMarket (or whatever they call the tent with all the used stuff). I was just about to pick up two fuselage halves, only tacked welded together, slightly rusty, and with a set of plans lashed to them. They were for a Rose Parrakeet, and priced at $100. I wanted the plans just to study.
A couple hustled to grab them just before me and make their way to the cashier, and as they were looking at the box of plans, the mailing address was hand written to none other than "Mr. Steve Wittman" ! I thought it was pretty neat- missed out on them by a few seconds. Seems he must have gotten a very brief start on a Parrakeet at some point in time, or maybe passed the plans to somebody else who did, but I would have been honored to own a set of plans that Steve owned at some point!
They knew what they had as I heard them talking about it and seemingly appreciating the history, so that made me happydid you say anything to the guy who grabbed them or just let the situation be?
Ha, I'm similar- probably would have framed the cardboard box and hung it on the wallI'm a sentimental type of guy almost to a fault, I would have loved to own those as well. Either way, it's a great story. Thanks for sharing.