AeroncaC-3closeup.jpg (97787 bytes)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.

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450 hp Beech G-17S Staggerwing and C-17L with the small engine

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Bucker Jungmiester

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.

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Fairchild 71

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 or not.

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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 they've created.

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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.

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There is nothing louder than Rhinebeck's Camel with it's rotary engine

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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.

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Spartan Executives. We'll be adding a bunch of Spartan shots in future issues of

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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.

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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.

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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!?

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