Cow Pastures to
The new Antique Airfield shirt began with an ad in the May 1928 issue
of Popular Aviation magazine. While browsing through the newly
donated magazine last winter, Bob Taylor found this great image of a
barnstormer giving rides and waving to the crowd below. Starting with
that image, APM artist Peggy Bates worked her magic and changed the
ground scene into a pen & ink rendition of Antique Airfield. This
excellent artwork will be on a basic white t-shirt.
Our 2012 Fly-In theme, "Cow Pastures To Commercial Airways", is the
subject of the second new shirt. This shirt salutes the many brave
pilots who began their careers barnstorming the country in war surplus
Jennies and then pioneered the early years of commercial aviation in
fabric covered passenger ships. Again, the shirt design began with
vintage pen & ink drawings from period magazines. The basic shirt is
"sand" or "antique white" in color.