Monthly Archives: August 2013

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The Grand Daddy of Them All

It has been said, “the devil is in the details.” This is especially so in aviation. Whether one is flying or fixing an airplane, the details matter. For an aircraft museum it is doubly important. The Western Antique Airplane and Automobile Museum (WAAAM) in Hood River, Oregon prides itself as [...]

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The Stearman Sa-1 and the Model 75 Ag Plane

Although much is known about the life and accomplishments of Lloyd Carlton Stearman, little is known about an agricultural aircraft he designed for production in 1944. Recently, a carton of blueprint drawings have surfaced containing all structural drawings for the Stearman SA-1 agricultural aircraft. The carton was found many years [...]

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Cover Artist: Frank Schaufler

The Beginning “I’m going to own that Stearman someday.” And that’s how hundreds of Stearman dreams begin. I made that definitive statement when I was 12 years old, but the story starts before then. I was born and raised in Galesburg, IL my father; Russell Massingill was a WWII Navy [...]

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