By Carl Herold
Al Parker was first to home build and fly the HP-14. I believe it was the first non Schreder built HP-14. I had Al remove over 135 pounds of paint before I purchased it. I flew it just finished in primer surfacer. I purchased HP-14 N6343B from Al Parker in 1969 and flew it for about 2.5 years, 531 hours, about 10,000 miles cross country and in airshows performing inverted spins, vertical rolls, and such.
Editor's Note: N6343B is currently owned by Wayne Crank and is based at the Shreveport Soaring Club.