FlagshipAZ From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 3419 posts, RR: 14
Reply 3, posted (14 years 1 day ago) and read 1296 times:
I will, in August. A Waco YMF-5 biplane. Special occasion is my 40th birthday. I decided to treat myself to a "once-in-a-lifetime" thrill like this. I'll be spending 150 bucks for a 40-minute flight. Regards.
"Beer is living proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy." --Ben Franklin
Fanofjets From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 2058 posts, RR: 3
Reply 5, posted (14 years 21 hours ago) and read 1275 times:
The closest I have come was a Boeing PT-17 Stearman; I received a certificate for the ride as a birthday present some years ago. Like the Waco, the big Boeing is an open-air biplane powered by a big, round (and L - O - U - D) engine. I believe the Waco (like the Buecker Jungmeister) has aerobatic capability; the Stearman I flew on did not. Nevertheless, riding in an open cockpit of a 50-year-old airplane was quite a thrill, an experience I have not forgotten.
The aeroplane has unveiled for us the true face of the earth. -Antoine de Saint-Exupery