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EAA AirVenture Oshkosh RSS Feed Aaron Tippin Will Fly Original Little Toot to Oshkosh
Little Toot
Aaron Tippin announced he would fly the original Little Toot biplane to AirVenture in July.

May 2, 2013 - As many EAAers know, country music legend Aaron Tippin is a multiengine- and instrument-rated pilot, A&P, and a helicopter pilot. He's joining the Little Toot airplane family as he and Tommy Meyer, son of Little Toot designer George Meyer, are partnering to bring back the airplane to its proper place in aviation history.

Tippin and Meyer are co-owners of a Little Toot they're in the process of restoring themselves. "I love being hands-on and can't wait to make the Little Toot look brand-spankin' new," Tippin said.

Tippin will fly the original Little Toot (N61G) home to Nashville, Tennessee, within the next two weeks to show it off to all his flying pals. He'll also fly the airplane to EAA AirVenture Oshkosh in July. George Meyer's original design from the early 1950s still looks as fresh and exciting today as it did back then.

"The airplane is very strong, and can withstand aerobatics of +/-10g," Tippin exclaimed.

The first fly-in to see Little Toot was the 1957 EAA fly-in convention in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, where it earned the Mechanix Illustrated Outstanding Achievement in a Homebuilt Aircraft Award. EAA Sport Aviation magazine labeled the airplane "the Cadillac of biplanes."

Find out more about Tippin's music and his Little Toot fly-ins on his website, Facebook, and Twitter pages.

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