Sunday, July 3, 2016

Alaska to Louisiana: father-son duo reunited with dream plane

Kathryn's Report: http://www.kathrynsreport.com

Major Monty Harper always dreamed about building one of these rare kit planes with his children. 



SULPHUR, LA (KPLC) -

David Harper, the assistant principal at Elton Elementary school, thought a field trip to the Southland Field Airport was just going to be another day with his students. 

That is, until he saw a Long-Ez in the corner of the hangar. 

Harper was born and raised in Eagle River Alaska. His father was a combat pilot in the U.S. Air Force for 22 years.

He was, of course, a plane enthusiast and had a favorite plane called the Long-Ez. 

Major Monty Harper always dreamed about building one of these rare kit planes with his children. David fondly recalls the days when his father would rush them out onto the deck to watch a Long-Ez pass over their house. 

Although they had all of the plans and knew every detail about the plane, Monty and David would never get to build one. 

Later on 7News Nightcast, KPLC's Kaitlin Rust has the full story of what that fateful trip to the Southland Field Airport meant for Monty and David.

Story and video:  http://www.ksla.com

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