John at work
Various photos from early years to present day
These pictures are from John's albums, garnered through the years, showing him at work on plane, and visiting with his friends, many who have helped him with tasks, or just dropped by to chat and have a beer or two. Photo below shows John towing plane outside, with help from brother, Paul, to take plane out on tarmac.
Two technicians from San Francisco visiting, trying to solve problem with rebuilt magneto.
John -- Hersch Rourk, Juan Reddick; plus unnamed visitor, chewing the fat.
to John, working on the cowling of plane.
He has been helping John for many years.
OOPS! How did this get in here???
the old saying; so John and brother Paul
head to the watering hole, the Bonanza
Casino, the Cactus Creek Saloon.
Now, Back to Work
repaired with new O-rings to stop leaking.
John's plane at the 2014 air races; we had many, many visitors to the hangar; happy to welcome them, explain his project and not predict this time when it's going to fly. It will be definitely posted on youtube when we do test plane.
completion. John was asked to pose
John's kitchen in hangar
kitchen; 1st is the heater. This is where
John and Paul cook up meals during
Deep in discussion
discussion about various problems with
plane. (just kidding).
Where's the skin?
enable them to perform various tasks.
John's favorite bartender
Visiting with John is Paul Mann,
bartender at Bonanza Casino, and where
John stops in to visit, usually only when
brother Paul is in town.
So Long to an Old Friend
truck to take to wash area for testing
the heads for leaks. John's brother, Don,
is standing in background. Hersch was
visiting and one of the last photo of him alive.
He will be greatly missed by all..
There's more to life than the airplane
Just to show that he's a stand-up guy, John does help others in their hour of need. He volunteered his brother and himself to assist in a room-raising project for his friend Paul Mann. After a hard morning's work, it was time for a cool one. Then, back to the old grind.