Monthly Archives: May 2016

Stearman Ride For a World War II Veteran

It was three thirty PM on Friday, October 23, 2015. My cell phone rang with the expected call. It was Mike Sommers, one of four pilots for Ageless Aviation Dreams Foundation. Mike told me that he would be leaving Santa Barbara shortly and that his next stop would be Cable [...]

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Restoration Helper

I had owned N39WR for some 30 years and the poor old girl was showing age almost as much as her owner. Having recently retired from airline flying and being of not so sound mind, with absolutely no mechanical knowledge or skill, I logically decided to conduct a complete restoration. [...]

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Dream Flights

It’s not easy to run a nation wide effort that honors veterans and their families for the sacrifices they’ve made. The Ageless Aviation Dreams Foundation was created to do exactly just that... The bright blue and gold-colored Stearman is a rare sight at North Perry Airport in Pembroke Pines, Fla. [...]

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