About the Corben "Baby Ace"

The Baby Ace was designed in 1929 by O.G. Corben in Topeka, Kansas, as a cross between the Heath Parasol and the Pietenpol Sky Scout. Although never certificated, these aircraft were factory built and legally flown as unlicensed airplanes in the “identified” category.

The PTAM Baby Ace was found in a small barn in Albany, Oregon by Jerry and Peggy Thuotte in 1995. Restored by the Thuottes, it was sold in 1999. In 2001, the new owners donated the airplane to Port Townsend Aero Museum, where it is flown regularly by youth volunteers.

Gift of Bob and Bill Juranich.

Engine Continental 80 hp
Cruise speed 115 mph
Stall Speed 35 mph
Empty weight 595 lbs.