posted on May, 3 2014 @ 09:16 AM
originally posted by: BigDave-AR
originally posted by: KawRider9
originally posted by: ScientiaFortisDefendit
Nice. The last one looks like a Stearman.
There's a club that stops by here all the time and offer rides. I sooooooo want to go for a ride in a Stearman! One of the coolest planes ever!
However, I think it's 250.00 for a ride... It's very tempting!
My uncle has a Navy Stearman he just finished restoring, with a little help in the engine department by yours truly, first time I got to play with a
radial engine, been a while but I had the pleasure of taking it up a few times, so amazing to have those birds still going strong.
It's a beast... Steve my IE boss in Crystal Lake a couple decades ago said
the Stears were used for trainers at Pensacola up until the Vietnam era.
You can prune oak trees with them, and flop in carrier-style; they just
grunt and smile. Don't turn down $250 a ride, they're getting scarce.
Afterhought : I hope Olson's still got his-- red as the Baron all over and
from accounts a little souped up.
A B-25 with a couple of Wasps, and good gas? *tears*. Billy Mitchell picked
the right bomber to get out of town on 300 feet....