September 24th, 2016, 08:37
GX- While your theory is a good one, I have a feeling that the stubby biplane might be something else. I have to wonder how it would have flown out to the west coast to end up in Belmont, CA.
I did some digging to find out that Mr. Van Cleave (Actually spelled as Vancleave), had a manufacturing business on or near Love Field in Dallas and was credited with flying an "ultralight" over Dallas circa 1928.
Now using the word ultralight from the 2004 post above can be taken loosely of course. All that said, I am going to look through some period Dallas newspapers to see if I can unearth a photo.
The Abilene Reporter also documented his flight from November 1928: