Am I a pilot? Yes – the armchair variety 🙂
I admire vintage machinery – especially old airplanes and the people who flew them.
The Boeing Stearman — over eight and a half thousand of them were built. They were mainly used as trainers with a team of four making up the Red Baron Military Aerobatic Team.
Thanks to albSpotter Flugzeugbilder Photos for the Stearman pic.
The Grumman FF-1 or Fifi as she was affectionately known – the first fighter with retractable undercarriage —
Both built in the thirties but soon to be superceded by faster mono-plane designs.
The Grumman photo is courtesy of Wilkipedia.