About the 1932 Benny Howard "Mike"

This airplane, a replica of the famous pylon racer of the thirties, is a “non-flyer” at the request of the donor. Badly damaged during an attempted take-off, its former owner felt the airplane was too demanding for the average pilot and should not be flown.

Restored by museum staff, (5 teenagers and 3 adults), the “Mike” is a good representation of the romance, adventure, and style of the early pylon racers.

Gift of Michael Hoskins