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MICHAEL KOPP DESCRIBES HOW HE CAME TO OWN AN AVENGER AND WHY HE’S BEEN GRINNING EVER SINCE. PHOTOGRAPHY BY JOHN DIBBS

WARBIRDS GRUMMAN AVENGER

Michael Kopp fl ying TBM-3E ‘Ida Red’on a sortie out of Paine Field, Seattle in September 2016.

“I was struck by the number of people gawking at the Avenger versus the few milling about the Wildcat. Hmm… I left that airshow sold on acquiring an Avenger”

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