I'm almost finished watching Mike Arnold's series on the AR-5, which he posted to Youtube before his death from cancer in October of 2015. He asked a few well-known pilots to take the AR-5 up and give him pilot reports. Peter Lert of Air Progress and various other magazines: "What a neat little airplane! Ah, I love it! I love it!...It's a surprisingly docile airplane in takeoff and landing...sort of like a civilian Bearcat....Altogether it's a great little airplane..." Dave Martin, Editor of Kitplanes: "It's an absolute delight!" "Of course I'm smiling! Wonderful!...I said 'wow' twice!" He compared the AR-5 to Carl Hansen's Sequoia Falco, pretty high praise. I've been following the AR-5 for a long time, wishing I could have one of my own. I was surprised myself to hear of the AR-5 hanging in a museum. Given that it took him three years to get around to repairing it, I guess he really did have other airplanes to fly and other projects. Or maybe he just got short on cash. At any rate, he flew it himself to the Hiller Museum, took some pictures next to Stanley Hiller, and left it there. The video freezes for a moment on that last frame of Arnold, walking away from his little airplane. I was really happy to finally get around to watching those videos, although I was greatly saddened by Mike Arnold's passing. Anyway, just to set the record straight, the AR-5 was evidently not retired because it was anything but a delightful airplane to fly. I wish it was mine.