What happened...Did Dick Edgington's RagWing 4 plane ever fly?


August 9, 2023

This photo of George and Shirley Wermling was taken in 2018 shortly after they bought the plane started by Dick Edgington in 2004. The plane was near completion but learning he would never get to fly it the Wermlings did not complete the plane

The recent story I wrote about approaching my tenth anniversary as a writer for the "Journal" set me to thinking about some published stories that are still incomplete. I decided to revisit some of those old stories and see how they turned out.

One of the first stories I recalled was about the unfinished homemade airplane Chinook resident Dick Edgington was building before he died in April, 2016. Edgington bought the plans in 2004 and quit the project, per his son Danny Lee, about 2012 when his eyesight failed. I wrote in 2016 about the plane, still in pieces in Dick's former residence on P...

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