“Captain Morgan” Contest at #39


We have a long College tradition of having your photo taken with your running engine. Often, after two or thee intense days of building, learning and fun, builders posture reflected exhaustion rather than the internal elation they were feeling. To make a better picture, I told each of them “Picture yourself standing the same way as the pirate in the Captain Morgan rum ads.”  It worked very well, and ever since we have had much more jaunty pictures of first engine runs. Use the comments section to vote for your favorite “Captain Morgan”.



Lou Cassella, Pietenpol engine.



Joe Pringle, Zenith engine.



Bill “Snow suit” Beauvais, Pietenpol engine.



Terry Lambert, Zenith engine



Bill Mills, Zenith engine



Charlie Johnson, Dragonfly engine.





About William Wynne
I have been continuously building, testing and flying Corvair engines since 1989. Information, parts and components that we developed and tested are now flying on several hundred Corvair powered aircraft. I earned a Bachelor of Science in Professional Aeronautics and an A&P license from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, and have a proven 20 year track record of effectively teaching homebuilders how to create and fly their own Corvair powered planes. Much of this is chronicled at www.FlyCorvair.com and in more than 50 magazine articles.

20 Responses to “Captain Morgan” Contest at #39

  1. jaksno says:

    Pringle, w/ Beauvais a very close 2nd…..

  2. toomanyps says:

    My vote’s for Bill.

  3. Dar says:

    William, I have to go with Bill Beauvais…the hand behind the back clinched it. Jaunty, indeed.

  4. Amos Vinyard says:

    “Snow Suit” all day.

  5. Eric May says:

    I have to say Bill. Plus when it’s all done his corvair powered flybaby will be the one to remember!

  6. Sonny says:

    Charlie – most true to form (without a sword).

  7. With out a doubt it is Bill “Snow suit” Beauvais.

  8. Howard Horner says:

    Lou Cassella, Lot of action in this photo.

  9. Joe Pringle says:

    I vote for me. 😊

  10. Dave Anderson says:

    This is great!

  11. Dennis McGuire says:

    I vote for Lou Cassella

  12. Mike Crowley says:

    Is that a new test propellor?

  13. Ron Gotzler says:

    Joe Pringle
    He looks like he’s about to be blown away and he’s really happy about it !
    Well done to all!

  14. dan glaze says:

    Bill “Snow suit” Beauvais, all the way!

  15. Harold Bickford says:

    I’ll vote for Lou or is it Jack Sparrow withot the hair and pirate hst?

  16. Ed Lee says:

    Lou Cassella gets my vote

  17. Stuart Snow says:

    Bill “snowsuit” looks like the captain of an 1800’s whaling vessel.

  18. Tom Stinemetze says:

    Lou Cassella since he looks a bit like me and I can’t wait to see me in that pose.

  19. Howard Horner says:

    Captain Beauvais. Great pose, great engine. Congrats to all of you!

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