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Am I a Pilot?

13 Feb
Am I a Pilot?

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Both built in the thirties but soon to be superceded by faster mono-plane designs.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.

 
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Posted by on February 13, 2012 in out and about

 

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