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- September 26, 1977
- Vol. 8
- No. 13
Hanging Loose at 1,500 Feet, Upside-Down Roy Clark Prays, 'Seat Belt, Do Your Stuff'
For that, at least, his agent is grateful. A licensed pilot since 1956, Clark has been an aviation nut since his Virginia boyhood. His first plane was a homemade glider of oak planks and bedsheets that his father grounded before its maiden flight. As compensation, perhaps, the 44-year-old star now owns—and flies—three planes: the Stearman, a single-engine Tri-Pacer and a seven-passenger turboprop (a Mitsubishi MU-2) that he pilots to his concerts. The jet is worth $2 million, but Clark has given his heart to the biplane. "When you go up in the MU-2 you're going someplace," he says. "When you go up in the Stearman, you're going up to fly."
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