Words of Advice:

"Never Feel Sorry For Anyone Who Owns an Airplane."-- Tina Marie

If Something Seems To Be Too Good To Be True, It's Best To Shoot It, Just In Case." -- Fiona Glenanne

Flying the Airplane is More Important than Radioing Your Plight to a Person on the Ground
Who is Incapable of Understanding or Doing Anything About It.
" -- Unknown

"There seems to be almost no problem that Congress cannot, by diligent efforts and careful legislative drafting, make ten times worse." -- Me

"What the hell is an `Aluminum Falcon'?" -- Emperor Palpatine

"Eck!" -- George the Cat

Friday, May 22, 2015


Something you don't see every day:

A 1919 Curtiss Jenny.

I was told that his final destination was an airport that was 110nm away. There were two hours of daylight left, he had a 15kt headwind, so he was going to spend the night at an airport in between. Even in no-wind conditions, his destination was a two-hour flight, as Jennies cruise at about 55kts.


Deadstick said...

Maybe he could draft on a Peterbilt...

BadTux said...

Dang, you'd be better off driving than flying a 1919 Curtiss Jenny.

Of course, back in 1919, most roads outside of cities were dirt and gravel with an effective top speed of maybe 25mph, so a Jenny would have been quite competitive then.

Murphy's Law said...

Oooh. Want!

Comrade Misfit said...

Turns out it's a replica. It was first licensed two years ago.