Photos of famous visitors (and Frank)

Pipers: Bill (Jr.) and Beth Piper of the Piper Aviation Museum visit Pearl in Lock Haven, PA in 1995.

Poberezny: Paul Poberezny, Chairman of the Board of the EAA (Experimental Aircraft Association) gives a thumbs up #1 for Pearl in 1996 at Sun 'n' Fun, Lakeland, FL.

Whitmans: The late Steve and Paula Whitman, sport aviators and early members of the EAA, pay a visit to show center where Pearl was tied down at the Oshkosh, WI fly-in (1995).

Danaher: Tom Danaher is pictured just after piloting Pearl around the patch in Witchita Falls, TX, at his airstrip in 1998. Tom is known to have shot down the last Japanese fighter in WWII in his Navy Gruman F4F Hellcat.

Decatur: Pictured here with Frank is Robert Decatur of Titusville FL, one of three hundred living black pilots who were part of the famous Tuskegee airmen. There were approximately nine hundred original cadets trained to fly P-51s, P-40s, P-38s, and assorted twin engine bombers in WWII. The photo was taken at Sun n' Fun at Lakeland, FL, in April 1999.

Franklin: Pictured here with Frank is Jimmy Franklin.

Last modified: Sun Jan 25 18:47:41 CDT 2004