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Leon Strock
November 13, 1946 - March 9, 2019

We mourn the loss of our chapter treasurer and good friend, Leon Strock. May he rest in peace.
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     Leon Strock is shown above with his nice Corben Baby Ace. He was our chapter treasurer from 2004-2010 and again from 2018-2019. He recently repainted the plane red and silver ... as shown above. The left and right photos were taken at the Harold Evans Fly-in at Holly Hill, SC on May 11th, 2007. The center photo was taken at Dry Swamp Airport near Orangeburg in November, 2007.

    Leon has been flying airplanes much of his life. Everyone knows "Strock" ... his status in the flying community is legendary. In addition to being a member of the TTF club, Leon served as past president of  local EAA chapter 242. In face, he is one of its original "pioneers". When Leon is around, you can bet that there will be plenty of airplane talk going on! He will also keep you entertained with his homespun humor


Here are photos of Leon with his plane ... in the original paint scheme.

    Leon gets into character above ... and in the proper mood. Now, who might this be? Leon "Von" Strock perhaps ... or maybe "Waldo Pepper" Strock?!

Leon on takeoff ... tail wheel up and about to lift off.

Leon departs the runway.

    Leon flies overhead.

A bit of history: The Baby Ace was one of the original aircraft during the formative years of the EAA; Paul Poberezny built one and made them popular. Paul's original Ace currently hangs in the EAA Museum at Oshkosh, Wisconsin. Leon was the first member of our chapter to own a Baby Ace. Since that time, several other members have owned them, and one can still buy kits. At one time, we had 5 Aces in our chapter. For more information on the Corben Baby Ace, click the icon below:

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