Photo'd '69 at China Lake, CA w/VX-5. Code is XE-8. Nov '79, Patuxent NAS code is 812 assigned to Naval Air Test Center. Trans to AMARC as 8F0104 April '82. Now on display @ Burke Lake Front Apt, Cleveland, OH pained as Blue Angels #1.
With its high-lift wings and fixed slots the Storch can take off and land in less than 200 feet. The Storch has a stall speed of slightly less than 25 mph. Manoeuvrability at low speed (and low level) is exceptional as is demonstrated here.
Peter Holloway's Storch recently took to the air again. The aircraft is marked as a Storch in use with the German leadership in WW2. The Fliegerstaffel des Führers operated several examples of this STOL liaison aircraft. The Storch is in an overall RLM02.