South Dakota School of Mines &
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