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Taylor, Molt

Mini-IMP Aircraft Co

Born in 1912 in Portland, Oregon, Moulton B. (Molt) Taylor developed the Aerocar, the flying automobile that is easily converted back to a car with trailerable wing and tail components. Taylor started out in 1948 with $50,000 capital put up by businessmen in his home town of Longview, Washington. But his innovative ideas have found their way into many other unusual aircraft including the US Navy XLRQ-1 Amphibious Assault Glider, the Coot Amphibious aircraft, the IMP (also known as the Ascent 1 Tribute) and the Mini-IMP and Micro-IMP.

He wrote regularly for Sport Aviation, and other aviation magazines on everything from engine selection to static testing of aircraft parts.

1961: Aerocar International, Longview.
c.1970: Aerocar Inc.
Moulton B "Molt" Taylor, Chehalis and Longview WA. USA
1980: MB. (Molt) Taylor, P.O. Box 1171, Longview, WA 98632, USA.
Mini-IMP Aircraft Co, Saginaw TX. USA
2001: Aerocar International.
 
Aerocar International is a new firm formed by Roy Hyde (Hyde Investment Co) of Ft Worth TX with Molt Taylor as vice president-engineering and Herman Zimmer, vice president-marketing. Taylor, who first flew his Aerocar in 1950 and has logged more than 1,000 flight hours and 100,000 road miles on the vehicle, was a naval aviator and project engineer at the Naval Aircraft Factory where he was in charge of pilotless aircraft and missile development prior to setting up Aerocar Inc in Longview.
 

 

Molt was officially inducted into the EAA Hall of Fame by Paul Poberezny on November 10th, 1995. Only 6 days later, on November 16th, he left this world and us behind.

 

 


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