Rare pheasant airplane comes home to Memphis

antique Pheasant airplane

It was a rare homecoming in Memphis, Missouri for a plane with roots in Northeast Missouri.

The Pheasant Airplane Association arrived back in the Tri-States Sunday with this antique Pheasant airplane.

Pheasant airplanes were manufactured in Memphis, Missouri for a short time frame right before the Great Depression. There are only three Pheasants left in existence, and only one was for sale when Association members ran across it in a trade magazine.

Members made the 40 hour road trip last week to New York and back to bring the plane back home.

Eventually members hope to put it in a local museum.

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