1931 Great Lakes Trainer on Bombing Run
The pilot is not waving, he just threw out
the bomb. It was crude, but that is how they did it in the early
days of aviation.
1945 STAMPE SV-4
(Blue Plane) and 1940 Tiger Moth
Getting ready for the great toilet paper cutting
Winning the Great Toilet paper competition!
Belgian Stampe SV-4B Biplane with Gene DeMarco
1943 Boeing Pt-17 Stearman
Another real beauty at Old Rhinebeck!
This is the "break the balloon" competition. 10000 Stearmans were built for WWII. Some are seen in airshows and some are still used as crop sprayers. If you look carefully, the long white pilot's scarf is billowing out behind him. If you were wondering why the prop can not be seen, it is because it is painted blue, and blends in with the beautiful blue sky.
There is more going
on @ Old Rhinebeck than old airplanes!
The dastardly Black Baron is attempting to abduct Trudy
Truelove in his sporty 1909 Renault Touring Automobile. That
might look like a German soldier with a tuba, but it really is a
rocket launcher! The Black Baron doesn't have to worry about
sexual harassment charges. He does this every Sunday, all Summer
long. He even ties Trudy to the wing of an aircraft and
drops her over the field! (On the previous page you will find her
fluttering on the wing of the "Jenny".)
Photos by Fred Sgrosso
More to come!
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