Brunner-Winkle Bird Type A
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Brunner-Winkle Bird Type A

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Dale Denney, 06.08.2017

My father-in-law, Floyd Eggenweiler has an OX5 Bird Number NC11K. We have a beautiful model of it. We would like to find the plan if it still exists.

Glenn McCutchen, 26.05.2017

The organization I am with has a "bird" that I was assigned to rebuild. The wings are finished and we had blue prints for them but nothing but some pictures for the fuselage. If someone has some plans or detailed pictures of the middle and rear of the fuselage I would appreciate the help.
Thanks for your time
Glenn McCutchen

Paul Hillier, 29.06.2016

I flew a Bird N789Y in 1960 at Hall's Flying Field Warren, Ohio. I lost track of it.

Ed Janes, 19.03.2012

My Dad, Phil Janes, bought a 1929 Bird in 1938. It has been fully restored and is flying again today.

TIM KUSTUDICH, 25.07.2011

My best friends family owns a Bird. He soloed me in it many years ago. It was the most difficult plane i've ever flown. But was a lot of fun. The Bird is still in their family and is in the western suburbs of Chicago.

Ted Szalinski, 25.01.2011

I had my first flight in a Brunner - Winkle Bird biplane during the summer of 1940 at Wilson airport by owner-pilot Mae Wilson. The field was at Foster and River Road just east of what is today O'Hare Field!
My friend, Bob Dady, and I flew our first flights together sitting side by side in the front cockpit. We noticed another seat there which was folded and secured beneath the instrument panel.
We were hooked on flight ever since!

Steve Krog, 12.06.2008

There were approximately 225 Birds built from 1929 thru 1931. The "A" model was powered by the OX-5 engine, the "BK" model used the 100HP Kinner engine and the "CK" used the larger 125 HP Kinner engine. In addition, they also had several individual models. One had the Packard diesel engine and another the Jacobs radial engine. Currently, there are approximately 12-15 Birds that are flying or flyable. I restored and owned an "A" model for the past 15 years but recently sold it to the WAAM Museum in Hood River, Oregon where it will be used to hop rides. Steve Krog

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