Keep the Skinny Birds Flying Safely
Looking in the FAA database, I see that as of 03/08/2017, Bradley Rankin now owns the type certificate. He inherited it from his grandfather, Joe, who passed away last fall. He hasn't transferred ownership of the TC's for the earlier Porterfields, yet, so hopefully they won't end up lost in the Twilight Zone. Brad also took over from Joe at the family airport, just east of Maryville, MO.
Sorry to hear Joe passed. He was very helpful to me after I bought Ailsa - NC32372.
Yes Perry, he was for me, also! I had many wonderful phone conversations with him over the years. Hopefully Brad will get the drawings, etc. sorted out and be able to supply them as we need them for our restorations.