Welcome to a work in progress

This blog is dedicated to the restoration and modification of a Glasflügel Standard Libelle H201B, and a tribute to those who have dared to do the same, and to those who are helping with seeing this dream take flight.

Sunday, May 18, 2014

Today was the Day! NIXIE FLEW!

After four years of blood, sweat, tears, and bags of cash (that I didn't have),... the project took flight!

 Getting her put together
Robert getting a test fit before we roll her out to the line.
Sharing a stick of Beemans gum before the test flight!
Rolling Robert out to the center line before hookup.
Hooked up and ready to roll!
Nixie is off!

She really does fly!!
Back on the ground, safe and sound!
The Team that made it possible!

Nixie was christened with Champagne.
My flight is next week.... I will be saying the "Shepard's" prayer ... Alan Shepard that is ;-)


  1. She looks fabulous, glad you didn't go with the blue tips. I bet you can't wait!

  2. congratulations! Fantastic restoration - she looks magnificent.

  3. Awesome job...more pictures please !
    And John, what are you going to do with your free time now ?

    1. To quote Rick! ... "Fly the Hell out of her!" ;) .. But I'm also working on a PIK-20B now. Which is documented on a new blog at http://pik20resurrection.blogspot.com/

  4. Congrats!!! Enjoy your BRAND NEW Libelle!

  5. As a former Libelle owner I marvel at what you have accomplished. That is the most beautiful Libelle I have ever seen. I really admire what you have done. Just gorgeous.