Tue, Aug 30, 2005
Designer Of Midget Mustang And Mustang II To Be Inducted Into
EAA Homebuilders Hall Of Fame
Robert Bushby of Minooka, IL, designer of the famed Midget
Mustang and Mustang II aircraft kits, will be the latest honoree
welcomed to the EAA Homebuilders Hall of Fame when he is inducted
on October 21st.
Bushby, who holds EAA #26 and attended the first EAA meeting at
Milwaukee, WI, in January 1953, will become the 31st inductee into
the Homebuilders Hall of Fame, which was established in 1993. It
honors those who have made significant lifetime contributions to
the aircraft construction community.
In 1958, Bushby and a friend purchased the rights to the
single-place Midget Mustang, after seeking a non-wood design that
could reach 200 miles per hour. The prototype Midget Mustang made
its first flight in September 1959.
Demand for a two-place version of the aircraft led to the
development of the Mustang II, first flown in 1966. Bushby
continued refinements to the designs and also supported other
aircraft builders as they further developed the airplanes. He sold
the design rights to Mustang Aeronautics in 1992.
On October 21, Bushby will join other inductees to the EAA Halls
of Fame representing several areas of recreational aviation and
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