A Great Story from Johannesburg, South Africa to Oshkosh, Wisconsin,
in a Fairchild 24 powered by a Warner Super Scarab 165hp Engine
Captain C.F. (Chalkie) Stobbart is retired from South African Airways (SAA) and the proud owner of a Fairchild 24, registration ZS-VWO, powered by a Warner Super Scarab 165 horsepower engine. He expertly describes the experience of flying his Fairchild 24 from Johannesburg, South Africa to Oshkosh, Wisconsin in order to attend the annual convention of the Experimental Aircraft Association.
Twenty six calendar days, 9,687 miles, 126 hours flying time across steaming jungle, arid desert and the unforgiving North Atlantic. His riveting and understated narrative will grab your attention and keep you on edge until his final landing at OSH.
Click on this link to download a pdf of a chapter from from his upcoming book, "No Such Thing as Spare Time" and is reprinted with Captain Stobbart's permission.