John Shipler



  John Shipler was one of our earliest Falco builders. He was an experienced homebuilder who had built a Steen Skybolt and fell in love with the Falco. He flew the Falco in 1993, then later developed some heart problems and died in 1998. His daughter, Kris Shipler, helped him build the plane and has kept the plane and flown it since then.  

John Shipler

John Shipler lived in Huntington Beach, California. Kris Shipler lives there as well. Telephone: (714) 378-0952, cell (714) 658-3355 email:

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This Falco was featured on the cover of Kitplanes magazine in January 2008.
Visit the Kitplanes website for the article or get the PDF copy of the article.