Aircraft & Rides
American Aviation, later purchased by Grumman Aerospace
Lycoming O-320 Four Cylinder Horizontal
Displacement--320 cu. in.
Horsepower--160 (high compression pistons)
31 feet, 6 inches
2,200 pounds Loaded
One pilot, three passengers
Our Aircraft's History:
Manufacturer's S/N AA5-0107
Our AA-5 was manufactured in 1972, after American Aviation was purchased by Grumman Aerospace. In the late 1990s, it was purchased by Roger Palmer, one of the founding members of Butler County Warbirds. Nicknamed "Ruby," Roger made a gift of this aircraft to Butler County Warbirds shortly before he passed away in 2003. We are continuing to maintain it, using it for fundraising rides, and honoring Roger's memory and his love of flying.