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Prime Time: Expert on 1930s racing plane receives honor

Henry Haffke, seated, holds a certificate of merit from the National Aeronautical Association. With him, from left, are Malta Supervisor Paul Sausville, daughter Karen Hart, and sons Raymond and Gary Haffke. (Photo by Stephen Williams)
Henry Haffke, seated, holds a certificate of merit from the National Aeronautical Association. With him, from left, are Malta Supervisor Paul Sausville, daughter Karen Hart, and sons Raymond and Gary Haffke. (Photo by Stephen Williams)
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After nearly eight decades of designing and building model airplanes, former town resident Henry A. Haffke is getting national recognition for his accomplishments. Haffke, who has also written the definitive book on the history of a 1930s racing airplane known as the Gee Bee, recently received a prestigious Certificate of Merit Award from the National Aeronautic Association. The association describes Haffke as "one of the foremost experts in the world on the original and modeling ...


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