Tuskegee Airplane, Boeing-Stearman PT-13D Kaydet, c. 1944 A vintage, open-cockpit biplane—one used at Alabama’s renowned Tuskegee Institute to train African American pilots for Army air corps service during World War II.
Flight Over Midtown, February 28, 1937 -- Ted Herbert of Roosevelt Field takes a spin over midtown Manhattan in a new type of sport plane powered by a V-8 automobile engine. From the New York Times Photo Archives.
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1928-29 Boeing 40 C The four passengers are in two closed cabins, and the lone pilot is in an open cockpit. The airplane weighs 4,080 lbs empty and has a gross weight of 6,075 lbs. It is 34 feet long and 13 feet tall with a wingspan of over 44 feet. Wing loading is 10 lbs per sq ft and power loading is 10 lbs per HP. The wings have 33,000 individual parts in them. It should cruise at 115 mph using 28 GPH and 32 GPH at 120 mph. It carries 120 gallons of fuel in three tanks.
Royal Flying Doctor Service.VH-UFA was a DH-50A built in 1926 by Qantas at Longreach. Photo probably from 1932 judging by the Queensland Ambulance Transport Brigade vehicle. Aircraft had a two oerson enclosed cabin in FRONT of pilot in open cockpit.A sister aircraft, VH-UER features on Australian $20-00 currency note.