Monthly Archives: August 2001

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Stearman vs the Outhouse Row

This is a true story. It has a bit of gray hair. Time needed to pass.  And there is a good bit of third party reflection. I have embellished it  for story telling value but the basic facts are true and I did see the airplane prior to the fix.  [...]

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Air Repair Jacobs Engine Conversion for the Stearman

Two years ago Pete Jones of Air Repair, Inc., in Cleveland, Mississippi, was able to make an acquisition that would reinvigorate the Stearman market.  In his mind, purchasing the Jacobs Aircraft Company, would give the Stearman a much-needed shot in the arm.  Although this is not a new concept, Air [...]

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Cross Country Fueling on a Concrete Ramp

Standing next to the sun-bleached yellow wings he stared across the concrete ramp covered with painted tin flies. Hardly a thing about aviation shown except for oil stains. The sounds they make so smooth and predictable it gives the pilot who knows every open space to land contempt for the [...]

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