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Flying low between some trees with Jim Burt as passenger.

Have the strength to stand by your convictions. Have the audaciousness to make them happen.

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.

from We Had Faces Then

Flight over Manhattan, 1937 (NY Times photo) ...

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.

The Cannibal Queen | | The New York Times�bestselling icon of the techno-aviation thriller takes to the skies in this memoir of a great American adventure in an open-cockpit biplane. It was a bird�s-eye view of America�and the trip of a lifetime for author Stephen Coonts and his fourteen-year-old son. But even for Coonts, who had clocked 1,600 hours as a naval aviator and was the recipient of the Distinguished Flying Cross…

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.

This is the flight deck of the new Boeing 747-8, the fourth generation of the original Jumbo Jet; and currently the longest, second largest overall, and longest-range passenger jet in the world

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.

Oberleutnant Hans-Joachim Marseille, on leave in Germany in June 1942 (13 December 1919 – 30 September 1942)

Boeing-Stearman Model 75 "Stearman" Kaydet