Strolling the AirVenture grounds today with KITPLANES’ Managing Editor Mark Schrimmer, we were stopped by a parade of Hatz homebuilt planes taxiing to a display area immediately southwest of the Homebuilders Headquarters building. The “mass arrival” included five of these two-seat, plans-built biplanes. The planes flew over from the Hatz Biplane Fly-In at Brodhead, WI, but the planes the pilots are from Indiana, Oklahoma, Illinois, Tennessee, and Colorado. Dale Severs from Fox Lake, Illinois, returns to AirVenture after a 16-year hiatus. His beautiful Hatz won a Craftsman Award at the 1996 AirVenture. Other Hatz pilots included Jeff Moore, Kevin Connor, Mark Lightsey, and Jeff Cain.
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