This aircraft is the celebrated Goldwing, designed by Craig Catto. The one shown was made from the very first kit sold -- to George S. Cline, whose tragic death led to creation of one of the most important characters in SACRIFICES, my book about the Vietnam War. The Goldwing was the starting point for the design of the Harlequin, which appears in this book.

HIGH ARENA was originally written (and is still available) as a screenplay, with the hope of being able to build the skycyks on the production budget.