If you want to see a model plane with some “full scale” signatures from American Veterans, Jim Riggle has just such an aircraft. Jim Riggle is a long time R/C pilot, big fan of Hobby Lobby, and a member of the board of directors for Remembering America’s History (RAH).
Because of Jim Riggle’s position with the RAH, he had received an invitation to a dinner that was being held to honor Chuck Yeager. Chuck Yeager is a veteran who is a retired Major General in the U.S Air Force. He was considered a notable test pilot and in 1947 he was the first person to ever fly faster than the speed of sound.
The dinner was held by a friend of Yeager’s and a local businessman who used to be the president of a large industrial company called Oregon Cutting Systems. It was intended to be a dinner for Chuck and a few other American veteran pilots.
Jim was incredibly excited to have this opportunity and wanted to make the most of this occasion. That is when Jim got the idea to bring a plane for Yeager to sign in honor of his contribution to the history of flight. He then decided to extend the idea to include signatures from other veteran pilots.
These signatures served as the inauguration of the 1/3 scale Byron Cub into its new role; now known as the Veteran Cub.