Famous author, Richard Bach, came by for a visit and checked out our Travelair 4000. Richard is most famous for his classic Jonathan Livingston Seagull, which is about a seagull that transcends the perceived limitations of his species while trying to get them to go beyond themselves. He also wrote many other classic books revolved around aviation and is a legend in the aviation and writing community.
I first met Richard about six years ago when he came to visit Fantasy of Flight during the Sun ‘n Fun Fly-In. He has become a great friend, as we both enjoy aviation and using it to get people to look within themselves and self-discover the potential that lies within.
Probably the other most famous book Richard wrote was Illusions, the Adventures of a Reluctant Messiah. It’s a great story about a barnstormer giving rides during a season in the mid-west that happens to bump into another barnstormer and the adventures of self-discovery that follow. Famous film director, Zack Snyder, has told Richard he intends to do a movie-version of the story as soon as he finishes filming Superman II for Warner Brothers.
Guess what airplane the reluctant Messiah flew? . . . a Travelair 4000! Richard has recommended the use the Fantasy of Flight Travelair for the film! Now, how cool is that? I sent a video clip of the Travelair flying to Richard and Zack so we’ll see how all this unfolds!