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Air Zoo Adds Mini-Max to its Aircraft Collection

December 13, 2012

Source: Danielle Nicholl
Job Title: Public Relations & Marketing Manager
Phone: 269.350.2811

KALAMAZOO, Mich. - The Air Zoo is now home to a new plane-an 1100 R Mini-Max.

The 1100 R Mini-Max is an ultra light aircraft kit that was primarily used for recreational flying. The wooden, mid-wing, open cockpit aircraft features a single engine and one seat.

Dale Schieber, of Galesburg, originally purchased the kit from JDT Mini-MAX, which is now known as Team Mini-Max. Schieber began construction on the plane in 2006, but passed away in early 2012 before he could complete it. His wife, Ardith, donated the Mini-Max to the Air Zoo.

The Mini-Max is currently on display in the Air Zoo's East Campus, where visitors may view its ongoing construction process.

For more information on the Air Zoo and its aircraft collection, visit or call 269.382.6555.

The Air Zoo is a nonprofit organization located at 6151 Portage Rd. in Portage, Mich. It is an affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution and offers a restaurant, gift shop, and banquet facilities. General admission is $8 per person. Unlimited rides and attractions may be purchased with a wristband package (Ultimate Ace-$15, Junior Flyer-$12, Co-Pilot-$8), which includes general admission, or tickets can be purchased individually for rides. Children who are 4 years old or younger are free.

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