OK there is obviously confusion about the second floor. This was a mezzanine floor added to No 4 hangar after he moved in, a lot of the building was done by Phil Murray who was sort of employed by Ahrens. I was also supposed to start work there in the New year but it all went belly up in the preceding December. I heard that the "second floor incident" involved an engine hidden there for which insurance had been claimed. I hadn't heard about the supposed upstairs fuselage. Not getting confused with the "airliner " fuselage are you? I know what became of that.
Post by Dave Homewood on Jun 10, 2008 22:01:33 GMT 12
He'd flown topdressers before joining the RNZAF. A super pilot, his Piper Cub routine at airshows was superb. I didn't know him well, bt better than I did most of the officers when I was an AC, because at any opportunity I could I used to chat to him about the warbirds. He was a great chap. I wonder where he is now.