Copperstate Fly-In

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By Jennifer Thomas By Jennifer Thomas

CASA GRANDE, Ariz. -- Pilot/Reporter Bruce Haffner flew in formation with a beautiful vintage airplane as the Howard DGA headed down to the Copperstate Fly-In in Casa Grande.

The 1943 plane is one of only 39 still flying in the world and Pilot Jeff Pino enjoys sharing stories of the airplane's history. It received its DGA moniker during prohibition when bootleggers had the plane reconfigured to carry loads of liquor. It was such a success at rumrunning that they called it a "Damn Good Airplane," hence the DGA initials.