Aviation Photo #1749051 Thorp T-18C Tiger - Untitled

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Langley Park Fly-In. Built 1986, first regd 30 Apr 1986 to Clinton Ashton-Martin & still regd to him in 2010. The T-18 Tiger is a two-seat all-metal homebuilt aircraft designed by John Thorp & first flown in 1963. Thorp did preliminary design of the Lockheed P-2 Neptune, designed the Fletcher FU-24, & was one of the Piper Cherokee designers. The T-18 was the first homebuilt with a stabilator or "flying tail", an invention of John Thorp later used on low-wing Piper aircraft, beginning with the Cherokee.
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