Monday, July 9, 2007

Gone West: Ed Marquart

Designed Marquart "Charger" Biplane

EAA member #198, Edwin E. “Ed” Marquart (right; photo by Andy Anderson), died on July 4 of natural causes. He was 85. Until recently, Ed could be found at Riverside, California's Flabob Airport. According to the EAA (Experimental Aircraft Association): "Nearly 500 plan sets of his most popular design, the MA-5 Charger biplane were sold."

It's unknown how many Chargers are flying.

Serial #120 (below at the right), parked on the Benson AZ ramp, was built in 1981 by Roy C. Wicker of Quitman, GA.

For more on Ed Marquart visit the EAA Chapter #1 website at:

For more on the Marquart Charger, see:

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