Aviation History



A Cut Above

orn in Pennsylvania’s Lehigh Valley, Steve Karp tinkered with mechanical devices from an early age. “All through my childhood, much to my parents’ chagrin, I would, , , and frequently . A new poster featuring his airplane cutaways (opposite) is available through his website, .

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