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The envy of Columbia-Adair County Airport: 1953 Piper Pacer



2013-11-10 - Photo by Ed Waggener. Chris Janes' 1953 Piper Pacer tail wheel, is 60 years old, but looks like it just rolled off a factory show floor. Janes bought the craft from the estate of a Monroe County man about in 2009. The owner died shortly after completely rebuilding the classic air craft. All the design is true to the original, and the paint color is the same as the original. The plane is fabric covered. Some instrumention is new, and it's self-starting. Other than that it is original. With Mr. Janes, above, is his youngest son, Luke, a student at Adair County Elementary. Both Luke and brother Clayton, 11, have plans to be pilots when they grow up; Clayton even knows, already, that he wants to make a career of aviation. Chris Janes is the Chairman of the Columbia/Adair County Air Board. He lives on his grandfather's, Bea Janes home place on Toria Road, and is a construction supervisor for Jeff Robards Construction Company of Shepherdsville. He's currently Constable in District 4, but filed this week to run for the Republican nomination for Adari County Sheriff, subject to the May 20, 2014 primary election.
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