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AeroncaC-3closeup.jpg (97787 bytes)Aeronca C-3 going nowhere fast. Flies exactly the way it looks. There will be a pirep coming up on it. Keep checking the pirep section.

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450 hp Beech G-17S Staggerwing and C-17L with the small engine

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Bucker Jungmiester

The Bucker Jungmiester has a legendary reputation and I, for one, think it desserves it. It is still among the top ten of the 250 different types I've flown. Incredibly predictable snapping airplane, it has practically no vertical performance, but is tremendous fun to fly.

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Fairchild 71

The Fairchild 71 is practically unknown today but it was a real hauler in her day. This one still does sight seeing tours out of Lodi, California and the surrounding area. She was banged up a year or so ago and I'm not sure if she's back up again or not.

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Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome

Old Rhinebeck flies hundreds of passengers each year in their 1928 New Standard. Their passenger hoping season starts before their airshow season and lasts longer. If you've never been to Old Rhinebeck, it is worth a trip from anywhere in the world to experience the airplanes and the incredible atmosphere they've created.

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Rhinebeck's Nieuport 11 (Bebe) uses an original rotary engine as do the rest of their WWI fighters. It's a real kick to hear one of those things run and know the pilot is flying without benefit of a throttle. It's either all the way on or off.

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There is nothing louder than Rhinebeck's Camel with it's rotary engine

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Last flying original Curtiss Jenny with a Hispano-Suiza engine. Part of the Old Rhinebeck airshow troupe.