Beer & Pop Can Airplane Designer
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D. P. (Wayne) Mathis

Welcome to the B. C. Air Originals Squadron, My name is D. P. (Wayne) Mathis, and although some people may think I'm crazy, I prefer to be thought of as nuts, just PLANE NUTS that is... One of my passions is Airplanes, and I've been building and flying them for more than 40 years.
I've flown 7 different types of Aircraft, and have built literally hundreds of models, out of virtually everything imaginable. About 30 years ago I began designing and building, what are now known WORLDWIDE, as the B. C. Air Originals. "Airplanes made from Beer and Pop Cans."

At first I kept the construction technique, of my unique little Planes, a closely guarded secret. After all, I was the only source for obtaining one of these Planes and I soon found that EVERYONE wanted one. In Fact, I very quickly realized that I could NOT build enough to meet the demand. After building more than 800 of these Planes... I finally gave into the overwhelming requests, to share my building secrets, on how to make these unique little airplanes.

B. C. Air Originals on tour, 1990

For the next couple of years I supplied fellow Pilots and Airplane enthusiasts in all 50 states, and more than 14 foreign countries, with information and guidance on how to make my Planes.

Arlington 1990 Fly-in

I'm sure some of you may remember me from the year I spent traveling the air show circuits exhibiting my Planes.

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Or maybe you've seen one of the numerous articles, written about my Planes, in many of the Aviation Magazines, News Papers and On-Line Blogs. Dave Martin, Editor of KITPLANES Magazine wrote, "Your planes are the hit of our office complex! These are Real Works of Art". The Editor of PRIVATE PILOT Magazine reported, "These are Handsome, Eye-Catching, Attention Getters that are GREAT FUN ". "Some of the BEST LOOKING Planes on the Field", two FAA Officials commented at the Arlington 90 Fly-In. Marty Weil, of ephemera, wrote this article, (Click Here), Hub Pages included them in a recent article, as did many others. If you've ever seen one of my Planes, I'm sure you'll agree that these are some of the BEST models you've ever seen made from "Beer" and "Pop Cans".

Aviation Magazines

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What GREAT FUN these planes are! They make EXCELLENT Gifts and are a lot of fun to build. If you like Airplanes, or enjoy making and giving TRULY UNIQUE GIFTS, the B. C. Air Originals are just what you've been looking for. I give one to everyone that I fly with, for the first time, as a memento of the flight. Many EAA Chapters and Civil Air Patrol Squadrons, as well as Boy Scout Troops and Shop Teachers, use these Planes to foster their local clubs activities.

With the ever increasing importance of recycling, and "GOING GREEN", the B. C. Air Originals creatively demonstrate that unique ideas are possible when we choose to recycle.

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F4U Corsair you can make from these plans

The How-To booklets videos and DVD's, on how to make my Planes, are once again available. So here's YOUR opportunity to go nuts, just PLANE NUTS that is. You'll be able to make many Different models, with Hundreds of variations possible, all from your favorite Beer or Pop Cans. There's NO messy painting involved, in making these Planes, and all my Planes can be made using tools found in most every household. If you've ever put together a Model Airplane, you CAN make the B. C. Air Originals.

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Your friends will be IMPRESSED and you'll get lots of compliments on your B. C. Air Originals. These Beverage Can Air-Plane Originals look like Airplanes should look. Wheels roll and propellers whirl realistically, all to the enjoyment of you and your friends.

Hang a Float Plane in the den. Put a Mustang on your desk. Park a Bi-Plane on top of the TV, and grace the top of your wind-sock pole with a Twin. These Planes are a GREAT way to show your talent, and your "Wings".

Great way to show your WINGS!

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SO DON'T DELAY!

Get your complete set of the B. C. Air Originals How-To booklets AND Videos WHILE YOU CAN. Start saving your Cans, and you'll soon be making some of the HOTTEST little Airplanes around! I know you're going to have a lot of FUN, because the B. C. Air Originals are.....

"TOP GUN ! ! !"

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