Monthly Archives: May 2012

Oh Crap, The Engine Quit!

So there I was at 600ft and all I could hear was my heart pounding in my chest. Plan, practice, decide, and execute are the rules to live by. Many more highly experience pilots will offer different pearls of wisdom, but I only try to pass on what I was [...]

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Our Labor of Love

Our adventure began in September 1998 when we looked at an airplane project to buy. Stearman N49793 was restored by Harry Halajian in California in the 1970’s and had been in the North Texas for many years. Being new to the world of airplane restoration, little did we know the [...]

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Convex Rearview Mirror Purchase, Preparation and Installation

Stearman trainers were delivered from the factory with a convex rearview mirror. Many of those original mirrors have been broken over the years and have been replaced with flat mirrors. The field of view in a flat mirror is very restricted… like looking through a soda straw. The convex mirror [...]

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The Flying Masons

Southern California’s first air show of the year takes place some thirty five miles east of Los Angeles in the town of Upland, at Cable Airport. January 13 & 14 were the dates for this year’s show, our weather is often “nice” this time of the year. This year was [...]

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How Arthur Sheid and I Met

About 1996 or thereabouts, we were living in an an apartment in Canton Michigan which is northwest of Detroit and just west of I-275. The management had a computer for the residents to use. I was still counting on the old land line and postage mail to communicate. One fine [...]

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Galesburg Sept 9-13, 2001

Several Stearmans flew into Galesburg from Chino to attend the fly in. There was Jack Davis with Chuck Pozanac in the front seat of his blue bird, Mike Walsh in his white bird, Mac McCauley in his red bird, and me in the yellow one. They had flown as a [...]

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