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Rutan 81 Catbird N187RR | by Flightline Aviation Media
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Rutan 81 Catbird N187RR

A tribute to Burt Rutan: this design he called the "Catbird". It is the only one of its kind, built in 1988. It won 2 world speed records which still stand. Rutan used this plane as his personal transportation until the mid-90s when he built the Boomerang. At that point, they decided to store the plane - upside down, hanging from the ceiling of the hangar. It was restored in 2011 just prior to being flown to Oshkosh.

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Taken on July 27, 2011