Aeronca C-3 going nowhere fast. Flies exactly the way it looks. There will be a pirep coming up on it. Keep checking the pirep section.
450 hp Beech G-17S Staggerwing and C-17L with the small
Last flying Boeing P-12ELast Flying
Bucker Jungmann (Czech)
The Bucker Jungmiester has a legendary reputation and
I, for one, think it desserves it. It is still among the top ten
of the 250 different types I've flown. Incredibly predictable
snapping airplane, it has practically no vertical performance,
but is tremendous fun to fly.
1929 CommandAire. Big and lazy flier
The Fairchild 71 is practically unknown today but it
was a real hauler in her day. This one still does sight seeing
tours out of Lodi, California and the surrounding area. She was
banged up a year or so ago and I'm not sure if she's back up again
Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome
Old Rhinebeck flies hundreds of passengers each year
in their 1928 New Standard. Their passenger hoping season starts
before their airshow season and lasts longer. If you've never
been to Old Rhinebeck, it is worth a trip from anywhere in the
world to experience the airplanes and the incredible atmosphere
Rhinebeck's Nieuport 11 (Bebe) uses an original rotary
engine as do the rest of their WWI fighters. It's a real kick
to hear one of those things run and know the pilot is flying without
benefit of a throttle. It's either all the way on or off.
There is nothing louder than Rhinebeck's Camel with
it's rotary engine
Last flying original Curtiss Jenny with a Hispano-Suiza
engine. Part of the Old Rhinebeck airshow troupe.
When Howard Hughes finally decided he'd raised enough
caine and it was okay to die, his Sikorsky S-43 was one of many
airplanes that surfaced in out of the way places. Flight Journal ran a story on the airplane and some time in the next several
months, we'll have it posted in the Articles section of Airbum.
Spartan Executives. We'll be adding a bunch of Spartan
shots in future issues of AirBum.com.
Tiger Moths at Old Rhinebeck
Jim Younkin is something of a national treasure because
of all the craftsmanship and artistry he has brought to restoring
and recreating antique airplanes. Here's his Travel Air Mystery
Ship replica and a pirep on his Mullicoupe and Mr. Mulligan can
be found in the pilot report section.
Bill Nutting of Prescott, Arizona owns and flies one
of the three WACO SRE''s still flying. It's a beautiful, high
speed (190 mph) old gal that are seen entirely too seldom.
Not truly an antique, this replica of the first land
based airplane to break 300 mph (304mph in 1933), the Modell 44
Wedell-Williams was built by Jim Clevenger, Marion, NC and engineered
and designed by your's truly. No speed demons, it took us 15 years
to finish the airplane. Cool, huh!?