Young pilot restores rare 1941 flyer
KANKAKEE (AP) — A tale involving aeronautical history and mechanical ingenuity might be expected at the Kankakee airfield that is home to the 86-year-old Koerner Aviation business.
It's also predictable that the central characters in that story would be ancestors of the aviation pioneers who first brought flying machines to this area.
In the latest story unfolding these days, 24-year-old Alex Koerner is getting noticed — along with his newly restored Luscombe 8C, a rare plane that first rolled out of the factory June 28, 1941.
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