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Speedmail Air to Air Over Spokane

Posted in Members | October 29, 2009

Addison Pemberton sent us some recent photos:

Enjoy these wonderful images that my son Ryan shot two weeks ago over Spokane. Larry Howard's Laird 1930 LC-1B-300 is featured along with my trusty 1931 Stearman 4 DM Sr Speedmail. We have owned the Speemail 20 years now and she is almost ready for a new engine. Our Boeing 40C is in the WAAAM Museum in Hood River, Oregon until March of 2010.

The Laird is a very fast airplane cruising at 140 MPH at 55% all day long. Note the installation of the new winter shutter on the Speedmail and rebuilt heavy 32 X 6 Wheels. The late Fischer wheels use .156 rim (increased from .125) material and 48 ea .218 dia (increaased from .187) squezed rivits.

Note: after flying the Boeing 40 for 250 hours the last 2 summers the Speedmail is like flying a Cadillac. Lloyd Stearman said "The Speedmail was the best airplane I ever built" and I think he was right.


Colorado Chapter November 2009 Newsletter

Posted in Chapter News | October 29, 2009

Here's the Colorado Chapter November 2009 Newsletter, The Flyer.

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Flint Hills Flyers and San Diego Chapter Newsletters, with Photos!

Posted in Chapter News | October 19, 2009

Here are the Flint Hills Flyers October 2009 Newsletter, and the San Diego Antiquer Chapter Newsletter for September and October.

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Aerial Shot of the Flint Hills Flyers Fall Fly-In on September 27.

Aerial shot of the Flint Hills Flyers Fall Fly-In

Metalworking Demonstration by Bob VonWiller and Steve Byers at the San Diego Chapter Meeting on September 24.

Reklaw Fly-In This Weekend

Posted in News | October 19, 2009

The Flying M Ranch, aka Reklaw Fly-In, is this coming weekend in Reklaw, Texas. This fly-in is put on by AAA Member Dave Mason and is a favorite amongst folks in the southeast. Visit the Fly-In website.

Antique Airfield Featured in GANews

Posted in News | October 19, 2009

General Aviation News (GANews) has featured Antique Airfield and the national Fly-In on their website. Member Sparky Barnes Sargent penned the article.

Colorado Chapter Featured in Aero-News TV Video

Posted in Chapter News | October 17, 2009

Aero-TV has done a video on the Colorado Chapter's work in reaching out to youth with antique aircraft flying and restoration. Worth a watch!

Nebraska Chapter October Newsletter

Posted in Chapter News | October 17, 2009

Here's the Nebraska Chapter October 2009 Newsletter, featuring photos from this year's Minden Fly-in in August.

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Stinson "O" Replica Update

Posted in News | October 14, 2009

Brad Poling at Evergreen Aviation in Scappoose, OR sent us an update on the Stinson Model "O" replica project that they're building. They hope to be done with the fabric and finish work by next week and start assembling afterwards. The finish will be all Stinson maroon with white and gray trim. Test flights are expected before the end of the year.

Restoration Center Campaign Online Donations

Posted in News | October 14, 2009

Model of APM Restoration and Maintenance Center

The APM needs your help to "Keep the Antiques Flying!" Groundbreaking for the APM Restoration and Maintenance Center took place at the 2009 Fly-In, but there's much more to do to finish the facility. You can "Buy a Foot" of this new facility for $25/square foot and become an Antique Airfield Ambassador that supports Antique Airfield. Please consider a donation either online or via paper mail, and thank you!

AAA/APM Fly-In Slideshow

Posted in News | October 08, 2009

Brent Taylor has produced the first of several slideshows from the 2009 AAA/APM Fly-In. Thanks to the entire cast of photographers!