Wallace “Wally” R. Wiberg worked for Convair as an engineer. He then went on to many other aerospace firms.
Wallace “Wally” R. Wiberg worked for Convair as an engineer. He then went on to many other aerospace firms. He married June
Wiberg, and became the proud owner of a Screaming Wiener to which he renamed Li’l Dogie (per June’s request). Wally made major
modifications to the glider by changing the turtle deck and adding a large bubble canopy that resembles a modified form of
a Bell helicopter. Wally flew the ship between 1952 and 1954 and logged more hours in it than any other pilot. In 1963 the
plane was put into dry storage in San Diego, CA. Wally then donated the ship to the San Diego Aerospace Museum after the 1978
Museum fire that destroyed most of its aircraft collection. The staff there repainted it in the Li'l Dogie’s present cream
and red scheme, but the museum decided not to use it, and the Dogie was sold soon after.
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Reichmann, Helmut, “Flying sailplanes : a practical training manual,” Thomson Pub. (Pacific Palisades, CA, 1980) – TL 765
Sailplane and Glider, British Gliding Association, Annex-205.
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