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July 28, 2008

You CAN Take It With You

"My son designed this," says David Shelton, father of David Shelton, who was convinced that the best way to use his general aviation aircraft would be to take his ground transportation with him. "He saw the roadable aircraft," says Shelton, " and he thought, there has to be a simpler way."…

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