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Osa’s Ark S-38 Trans-Atlantic Flight Launches Saturday

Sikorsky S-38
Osa’s Ark drew continuous crowds throughout its visit to Oshkosh 2010.

August 19, 2010 — On Saturday, August 21, Tom Schrade, EAA 386077, plans to depart Anoka County-Blaine Airport, Minnesota, bound for Berlin, Germany, in his Sikorsky S-38 reproduction, Osa’s Ark. Scharade says there have been three previous attempts to cross the Atlantic in an S-38 but none were successful - meaning this would be a first for the type. Route for the Trans-Atlantic charity flight be across Canada, with scheduled stops in Greenland and Iceland. The fight will benefit Wings of Help, an organization for children in need based in Frankfurt, Germany. Schrade will carry a SPOT GPS tracking device so followed can track progress via www.unlimitedadventure.com.

Read more about the airplane from Schrade’s visit to AirVenture Oshkosh 2010.

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