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1953 Wittman Tailwind W-8C N5747N

Originally called the Flying Carpet, the Tailwind was designed by Steve Wittman for performance and efficiency. The design uses relatively low power engines yet achieves very high performance. The Tailwind uses Wittman’s patented tapered spring steel landing gear. The W-8C was the first two-place homebuilt approved by the FAA to carry non-revenue passengers. Its simple construction and outstanding performance make the Tailwind, a homebuilder’s favorite. Currently over 350 plans-built Tailwinds are flying worldwide. It was built by Steve Wittman in 1953.

Donated by: Eugene J. Zepp, Dearborn, MI.


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