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A Radial Powered Piper?

Posted in News | June 10, 2008

Jim Booth of Bozeman, Montana flies a unique antique homebuilt, the Faust. The Faust is an amalgamation of a Fairchild 24 and a Piper PA-12, originally built in Alaska. It is Warner 165 powered, and Jim has built a set of Montana floats for it. He recently put a Prince carbon-fiber prop on the engine and got significantly improved performance vs. a Sensenich wooden prop. An advantage of being an experimental!

Jim likes the Faust so much he's building a new version, this time with a 4-place PA-14 fuselage design that retains the Fairchild-style outrigger gear. The BA-14 (Booth Aircraft 14) will be powered by a new Rotec R3600 radial engine, and eventually will be on floats too. Here's Jim's engine mount trial fit on his Piper PA-14.

Ohio Chapter at 1978 Blakesburg Fly-In

Posted in Members | June 10, 2008

Louis Laurich sent us a photo of the Ohio Chapter of the AAA at the 1978 Blakesburg Fly-In. Recognize anyone?

History of the U.S. Air Mail, Now with Pictures!

Posted in News | June 10, 2008

The recently published article on the History of the U.S. Air Mail Service has now been augmented with the photos from the original Skyways article.

Boeing Model 40 At Sunset

Posted in Members | June 10, 2008

Addison Pemberton sent us this beautiful shot of his Boeing Model 40 at sunset near Spokane, Washington. As he said, is it 1928 or 2008?

Air Mail Days Covers Now For Sale Online

Posted in News | June 08, 2008

Air Mail Days limited edition air mail covers are now for sale on-line on!

Walt Bowe's Model A Pietenpol

Posted in Members | June 04, 2008

Walt Bowe sent us some photos of his Pietenpol Aircamper in flight around Schellville Aerodrome, Sonoma, California.

June Florida Cub Flyers Newsletter

Posted in Chapter News | June 04, 2008

Here is the Florida Cub Flyers June 2008 Chapter Newsletter.

See all the Chapter Newsletters.

2nd Annual Antique Homebuilt Fly-In

Posted in News | June 02, 2008

July 5-6 at Antique Airfield. Contact AAA HQ at Blakesburg for more info.

History of the U.S. Air Mail Service

Posted in News | June 01, 2008

We've been able to re-publish an article by John Eney on the early history of the U.S. Air Mail Service. This article was originally published in Skyways Journal. An interesting read.

Frank Schelling's Hisso JN-4H Jenny to Attend Air Mail Days

Posted in News | May 30, 2008

Frank Schelling's 1918 Hisso powered JN-4H Jenny is scheduled to attend the Air Mail Days Fly-In. One of only two flying Hisso powered Jennys, this aircraft is an award winner many times over. Since the first mail route between Washington, DC and New York City was flown by Hisso JN-4's, this plane's attendance at Air Mail Days assures authenticity for the event. Read the full press release. Photos by Mike Shreve.