Nikora Family

Leo Sabin Nikora

Died 7 February 2010 in Greensboro, South Carolina, USA

Buried 18 February 2010 in Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA

Four Generations of Nikora Boys

Argonauta Project

"A Homely Homily", The Wisconsin Engineer, November 1936

"Racing the Trade Winds", AOPA Pilot, May 1999

With Dave and Barbara Putnam, Dungeness Spit, WA; August 1999

At Mama's Fish House, Paia, HI; March 2000

"Hawaiian Air Race Pilot has Mingled with Legends", The Flyer, January 2001

86th Birthday Party, Kihei, HI; March 2001

"Prize from ‘God’ keeps spirit aloft for 73 years", Maui News, February 2002

Great Hawaiian Air Race (GHAR), Hana, HI; February 2003

Austin Healy, Scheffield, MA; June 2003

Great Hawaiian Air Race (GHAR), February 2000
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DC3 Parked at Hana Airport on Maui

Leo Nikora at Preflight Briefing Beside DC3

DC3 Taking from Hana Airport on Maui

Pu'u O'o Vent on Kilaueau Volcano on Big Island from DC3

Leo Nikora Pilots DC3 from Big Island to Maui with Russ Francis in Jump Seat

Leo Nikora Flies DC3 through Kaupo Gap into Haleakala Crater with Russ Francis as Copilot

Haleakala Crater on Maui from DC3
Stearman Biplane (1932), October 2000
photographs by Ralph Desimone 
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Engine of the Stearman biplane.

Leo Nikora waiting to board the Stearman biplane.

Leo Nikora climbing into the Stearman biplane.

Leo Nikora getting instructions.

Leo Nikora on board and ready for takeoff.

Stearman biplane taxing out to runway at Jean Airport, Nevada.