Posted Monday, October 13, 2014 @ 01:31 PM
As we know, famous transatlantic Fournier pilot, hydroplane racer and Bücker display pilot Mira Slovak passed away earlier this year. Mira was working hard on preparing his famous RF4D N1700 for one final transatlantic flight. Now the time has come Ingrid Bondi, Mira's life-long partner, to sell Mira's beloved Fournier.
Ingrid is not in a position to donate the aircraft or to sell it at a fire sale price, and why should she? This is a very famous aircraft that has been carefully looked after for a long time. Although not currently flyable, Mira spared no expense in preparing the RF4D for that final celebration. Among other things it has:
A brand new cowling
An engine newly overhauled by the finest aviation VW guy there is (ask Collin)
A new prop designed for this engine, as well as the original Hoffman
A good canopy
Clearly there is considerable work to be done before the refurbishment is complete, but it is equally clear that this is one very, very special RF4D.
(My RF4 has the same prop and an engine from the same overhauler. - The combination is extraordinarily smooth and powerful)
Many pictures of N1700 can be found here: https://plus.google.com/photos/113488702494863232150/albums/6069736157155953569?banner=pwa
If you would like to make an offer for this special Fournier, please call me at (614) 937 4189 or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
I have no financial involvement in this transaction at all. My goal is simply to help this aircraft find the right owner, and to shied Ingrid from the perils of the Internet.