Monthly Archives: November 2013

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Installing a SANDIA STX 165 Transponder/Encoder

I recently bought another Stearman, my third. It’s a beautiful Scott White rebuild, and I bought it from Bill Nice and his partner in the plane, Scott Ackerson. Fine gentlemen, and a gorgeous airplane. The whole process of acquiring the plane and getting it home from Indiana to Minnesota during [...]

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The Stearman SA-1 – Part 2

The partners involved with Inland Aviation Company began to dissolve when George Willet split for Lemoore and began his own business at the old USAAC base 9-miles southwest of the city. A portion of the old base is still there and located off highway 198 just west of the main [...]

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The Kid

One day he just showed up and asked if he could help around with the Cropdusters on the grassy field or in the open hanger. Most of the pilots saw him as a young image of themselves and gave orders to him just like others had done to them. He [...]

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