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‘Swee’ Pea’ racer acquired by Colorado Spirit of Flight Center

Photo: 'Sky Baby' is to be restored to its former glory.


Colorado’s Spirit of Flight Center has acquired the Art Chester Swee’ Pea racer. The 1947-built craft, later named Sky Baby, had been in storage for 62 years in California. The museum plans to restore the unique monoplane to its former glory. Art Chester designed and built just five aircraft, all named after Popeye cartoon characters.

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