Announcements => In Memory of our friends => Topic started by: Lyle Spiegel on January 30, 2021, 02:41:10 PM

Title: Walt Prey - Feb. 12, 1947 - Dec. 24, 2011
Post by: Lyle Spiegel on January 30, 2021, 02:41:10 PM
Does anyone know of plans for a plane called "Outlaw". It was flown by Walt Prey from Van Nuys.
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Post by: Rick Campbell on January 31, 2021, 04:19:16 AM
Lyle . . . contact Dave Midgely. He was tight with Walt and might have an answer for you.
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Post by: Tony Drago on January 31, 2021, 07:14:41 PM
I've seen Walt fly at Whittier Narrows a few times. The paint schemes on his planes were a site to behold and the planes looked huge.
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Post by: Dave Hull on January 31, 2021, 07:15:36 PM

Walt flew at our home field in Van Nuys. One of our guys thinks, based on your picture, that the plane might be a modified Dixon Charisma. Walt was known to have customized Dixon's kits. I haven't heard back from any other club members.

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Post by: Randy Powell on February 01, 2021, 10:21:35 AM
Walt was a great guy. Had several conversations with him. If you think his planes were cool, you should see the custom car finishes he did. Yeow!
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Post by: Lyle Spiegel on February 01, 2021, 12:37:14 PM
When I lived in Woodland Hills I first met Walt at Supelveda field. Walt lived very close to me  and we frequently ran into each other in early evening when i went grocery shopping at neighborhood supermarket ( Pavilions at Victory Blvd & Vally Circle) and Walt was also shopping. I knew he was there when I saw his '57 Chevy Nomad wagon parked out front. We would hang out and chat for a little while and talk about airplanes. In addition to his "Outlaw" he had a magnificent Thunderbird ( I have photo of it) and another plane that might have been modified Windy Cardinal based on outline of the rudder. I have pic of that one also.
We lost touch when I moved out of SoCal in 2000 to return to Albany area.
I believe Walt passed in 2011.
I know Walt was very famous for his craft of doing amazing paint jobs on  custom cars and hot rods. If you google his name you can find lots more info. I know someone put up a detailed bio of his life and accomplishments.
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Post by: kevin king on February 02, 2021, 10:41:49 AM
Does any one have a photo of Walt's Cardinal??
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Post by: John Leidle on February 02, 2021, 12:26:46 PM
 I just looked at this picture I believe Walt painted...... '65 Impala looks like he use the Chevy " Evening Orchid"   lavender with other stuff added. What a masterpiece.
             John L.
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Post by: proparc on February 03, 2021, 11:12:40 AM
Walt Prey was the person who got me back into CL stunt when I returned to the hobby. I was flying RC when I met him at Sepulveda Flying Basin. His planes had killer paint jobs.