June 14, 2002
"Star of America" is now taxi out for departure to a 15 minutes demonstration flight with the lucky local press on board. 'Three-Seven-Charlie' commanded by the Captain Van Wormer and Dave Bennett is following the marshal instructions given by the Dick Gooch - currently the Vice President of the Airline History Museum at Kansas City. We can hear the significant sounds created by the four Wright Cyclone R3350-18 engines, which actually feel and rumble toward our chests. How exciting!