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G. Michael Huffman
of ASTM F37 Light-Sport Aircraft Committee
of Light Aircraft
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Huffman built this Steen Skybolt in 1976. After he and his partner had flown the
airplane for several years, they became acquainted with entertainer John Denver,
who was very interested in owning a Skybolt. Long story short, Denver wound up
buying this aircraft and flying it for several more years. It was featured in
Denver's network TV special The Higher We Fly and in the EAA video Wings
John Denver sold the airplane to a friend of Huffman's in Tulsa, OK. After that,
the airplane passed through several hands, having been damaged in a ground-loop
accident. Finally, Dick Keil of Naples, FL acquired it and by July 2013 had restored
it to flying condition, complete with new lower wings and a longer landing gear,
but keeping the original John Denver designed paint job.
Dick Keil died shortly thereafter, but a corporate pilot from Telluride, CO bought
it. Click the photo below for a video of him flying it in the glorious Colorado
Rockies around Telluride.