Honoring EAA’s 2011 Hall of Fame Inductees
EAA will welcome and
honor five new members to its Halls of Fame on Thursday, October 27, 2011. All
EAA members are invited to attend the induction ceremony and dinner that evening
in the EAA AirVenture Museum. Order tickets
or call 800-236-1025.
Representing Ultralights, International Aerobatic Club, Vintage Aircraft
Association, Warbirds of America, and Homebuilders, these inductees capture the
spirit of EAA and its community.
Homebuilders Hall of
Fisher, an EAA member since the late 1960s, grew up in an EAA family, and by
age 12 he was helping his mom and dad build airplanes at Birdland, the family
airstrip in Thompson, Ohio. Ed’s first completed homebuilt was Sonerai 1
Blueberry, which he started in high school, and was to be the first of 18
homebuilts he completed. His first “original” design was the Zippy Sport, which
placed third in the 1983 Western Flyer/EAA ARV design contest.
His company, Raceair Designs, was formed in 1990, and designs such as the
Skylite, Micro Mong, Flitplane, Zipster, and Lil Bitts have all come from Ed’s
hands and mind. Five of his designs have been made available as plans, and two
of these designs, the Skylite and Zipster prototypes, have been Oshkosh grand
champion award winners and regional winners in the Ultralight category.