Heath Airplane Co. of Chicago produced
ultralights and aerobatic gliders from 1925, classic Parasol
single-seater appearing 1926. Ed Heath built many Parasol variations,
plus at least eight racers, some using Parasol parts. Most
famous Cannonball 1930 and 115 Special and Center-Wing
racer 1932. Since 1960 Parasol has been resurrected by Ace
|Kurt Catob, 04.07.2012|
I have, in my possession, my father Karl's graduation certificate from Heath School of Aviation. It is signed by Eddie Heath and Al Meyer, Chief Instructure,dated 15 January, 1927. They certified both construction and flying.
|George McClellan, 22.11.2010|
I have one of four CNA-40s built. The other three are in museums. The one I have is the only one built from a kit. The 40HP Continental has fifteen hours on it. I also have a core engine. (757) 342-9030
|Bob Spofford, 18.11.2010|
This same Ed Heath later founded the Heathkit company, of Benton Harbor, MI, which was a mainstay of electronic hobbyists from the late '40s through the early 70s.
|James Hays, 29.12.2009|
Ed Heath built a series of parasols starting with the first with a set of surplus Thomas-Morse Scout wings, he quickly built his own wings with a Clark Y airfoil which worked much better, then the Super Parasol with parallel struts with rebuilt Henderson motorcycle engines modified to produce an alleged 27 Horsepower. The V strut that is pictured came next and later the LNB-4 with the Heath-Henderson and the LNA-40 with a 40 hp Continental which worked much better, both with N lift struts. The latter two were avaliable as certified aircraft and went on to be copied and become the Pober Pixie. The center wing CNA-40 was successful, but Heath was killed testing a low wing model when a wing came off. The mid-wing Baby Bullet and other racers are another story.
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