Where It All Started
Traveled up the road to Dayton-Wright Brothers Airport to see the 1911 Wright Flyer replica, and climb through some of the Collins Foundation aircraft. They were also selling rides on all aircraft today. Not spacious by any imagination, I couldn’t imagine crawling through the B-17 or B-24 with a high altitude suit on, let alone trying to put on a parachute while your plane was going down. You’ll see what I mean with the shot of Mr Blue shirt trying to maneuver thru the B-17 bomb bay.
Also showing up and selling rides was EAA’s Ford Tri-Motor. So all in all it was a great day to see some pretty interesting advancements in aviation in one setting. Hope you enjoy the pics.
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