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Ever Fly One Of These?

Tue May 08, 2001 5:21 pm

Came across this great shot of a golden oldie. Great shot!

Anybody ever fly on one like this?



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sushka
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RE: Ever Fly One Of These?

Tue May 08, 2001 5:25 pm

No
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RE: Ever Fly One Of These?

Tue May 08, 2001 6:10 pm

Thanks.
 
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RE: Ever Fly One Of These?

Wed May 09, 2001 2:08 am

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.  Wink/being sarcastic I'll be spending 150 bucks for a 40-minute flight. Regards.
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RE: Ever Fly One Of These?

Wed May 09, 2001 2:31 am

Never flown with it but I've seen planes like this fly at an airshow  Smile/happy/getting dizzy.

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RE: Ever Fly One Of These?

Wed May 09, 2001 5:20 am

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.
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RE: Ever Fly One Of These?

Sat May 12, 2001 6:11 pm

Cool bird!!

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