- Planet Erstwild - 20080808 - J. W. French - Music by LaGoutte AuNez

KRUU-FM's Planet Erstwild host James Moore speaks with American original J.W. French.J. W. French & John Proctor

J.W. French
gets around — with a rudder stick between his legs and bugs in his teeth.

The Fort Myers, Fla., man landed his Acro Sport II biplane at the Roseburg Municipal Airport Saturday. Oregon was the 38th state the 72-year-old has visited by biplane since he began an aviation tour of the Lower 48 on June 15.

Next he’s visiting Washington, Idaho, Montana, North Dakota and South Dakota, duplicating the route of his late friend, Sam Burgess, whom French claims is the only person ever to have flown all 48 states in a homemade plane.

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