November 23, 2012
The Zerbe Air Sedan is a curiosity in the history of aviation in Arkansas constructed by aircraft builder Professor Jerome S. Zerbe. It was an early attempt to construct a passenger plane. The only known flight of the airplane took place at the Washington County Fairgrounds, when it was piloted for approximately 1,000 feet. Little documentation exists for this event. Some reports say the plane flew forty to fifty feet off the ground, but others say the height was forty or fifty inches. Zerbe subsequently disappeared from the historical record, and the fate of the Zerbe Air Sedan remains a mystery.