|Birth: ||Mar. 26, 1924|
|Death: ||Oct. 8, 2006|
MY HERO, JIM HEIM
I had great sadness hearing of Jim's passing, but great joy when I recall my contact with Jim over the years. In 1957, I purchased my Monocoupe & began rebuilding it. The project required many drawings to complete but I was told that all Monocoupe drawings had been lost in a fire. The FAA recommended I get in touch with Jim. Here I was patched jeans and no money, looking for help. Thank goodness, Jim was the angel sent to me. I used the drawings Jim provided at no cost & was able, after 4 years, to get the plane flying. In return for his kindness, when I returned the drawings, I provided him with propellor blades that he used on his project.
Over the years copies of Jim's drawings have helped a great many Monocoupe plane owners, thru Jim's efforts and his distribution of the drawings, through the Monocoupe Club.
About 1990 & 1992 I finally got to meet Jim again in St. Louis and give him a ride in the Monocoupe that he helped me make possible.
Jim was a fine man who I greatly admired. I am sure his flight West was smooth, and when it is my turn to fly that path, I hope that I will find him perched on a cloud, with his favorite Monocoupe and his dog "Puppy".
My mother received this letter from one of my dad's friends after my dad pasted away.
Paula Mae Marlow Heim (1926 - 2012)
Charles Dean Heim (1961 - 1994)*
Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend.
Created by: Karen Thomas
Record added: Mar 03, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 106109095
Hi Dad,You know I miss you. I think about you all the time in everything I do, especially when I go for a screwdriver... just kidding. I know you're with Mom, I could almost feel you lift her up and she was ready to go but that doesn't mean that I'm not m...(Read more)|
Added: Jul. 25, 2013
Dad, We all miss you and your great stories.|
Added: Apr. 19, 2013
I couldn't find an airplane but remember how much you liked you boots|
Added: Apr. 19, 2013
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