South Dakota School of Mines & Technology
Hardrocker Flying Club


Our First Airplane

The Hardrocker flying Club was started in April 1956 with the purchase of a J-3 Piper Cub .  The original members of the board were Jerry McDow and Thomas Wright.  Below is a picture of the Airplane With the original officers of the club.


                                    Above, from left to right are Harold Ehrman, Ed Rudloff, T. D. Devine, and Jerry McDow.



Winter of 1959-1960


                                 Above, HFC Piper J-3 (N3624K) Being flown over the SDSM&T Campus by Pilot Jay Grantier