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December 22, 2004


Karl Linstrum

In 1951 or 1952, Bob's test pilot< Pat ( and I forgot his last name,) had an accident in his Global Swift in Chicago IL. ,if I remember right, and Bob asked me, an 18 year old who worked for Stan Konecko, if I would consider taking Pats place. I foolishly declined, for which I shall be eternally sorry, and now today, I would give my eye teeth to again have the chance to fly that plane. I was there when old doc Gaffney "flew" the Champion, into the side of the airphibian with Bob's wife (and I'm afraid I've forgotten her name), standing in the open doorway and somehow miraculously, she reappeared on the other side of the "Phibian" when the dust had settled. Bob knew me as "Red". So, I'd love to hear from you folks, sometime, and I just learned that there is one of your "planes" in Cleveland, so I'm definitely going to get to at least see it this summer. I've already made plans with my wife, to show her this aircraft, that I have told her so much about, over the years. I.m thrilled to have found this info on the 'puter, since I.m NO 'puter expert.........LOL....Hope to hear from you.Karl......


It’s great that more people are focusing on making better environmental choices. Plus technology is making it more economical now, and that’s what people really notice. Wind energy, solar power, hybrids and zap EV’s, our choices are good. There are now electric cars being sold everyday, you just plug it into a regular power outlet. When people test drive them they say it’s far more fun to drive an EV.

Brian DiBartolomeo

I remember a TV program, probably a situation comedy, starring Bob Cummins and he drove such a vehicle. I was 11 or 12 so that puts it around 1961-62, boy I wanted one just like it...

Brian DiBartolomeo

I am sorry, I wrote in haste and from memory, it was "The Bob Cummings Show" 1961 (I got that right) and it was an aerocar that he drove...

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