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Extra content included with "That They Might Fly Again" Part 2
One thing Brian likes to do is look at airplanes. Whether they are flying, taxiing or just sitting on the ground, they are always a source of joy to look at. Because of this, FitzGerald has produced a significant number of music videos to encase this "plane watching" into a concise format. For Part 2 of this series there are 3 included.
"BiPlanes Are My Planes"
Although monoplanes have existed since very early in Aviation, most people think of BiPlanes when you mention Classics or Antiques. In keeping with this, Brian has assembled some interesting footage of BiPlanes that was gathered at four different venues in three of our United States.
Here are some still frames of the action.
"A Gathering of Eagles"
West of Kansas City is a little burg called Gardner. It has a really nice public airport with T-hangers, an asphalt runway and two grass strips. Every year the field is home to "A Gathering of Eagles". WWI afficianados fly or tow their WWI inspired kitplanes and homebuilt designs to fly and have fun. Included in the mix are a number of re-enactors who dress in WWI garb to enhance the affair. This video is a tribute to that annual convocation.
Brodhead is a small town in Southern Wisconsin that has an affinity for Classic Airplanes. For many, it is a natural stop after spending a few days at the AAA Fly-in at Blakesburg, Iowa. It is situated in a rural area and many people camp next to their airplanes.
Sunset in the summer is magic time in a biplane.
Note the heat streaming from those big radials!
A finely detailed Fairchild.
Although not necessarily an Antique, this turbine amphibian has outstanding performance. Impressive to watch!
A brilliant yellow Waco Cabin Cruiser.
A Mooney Mite under the sun.
Bill Koelling's Cessna Archives
Not only has Bill Koelling rebuilt a great flying and attractive Cessna Airmaster, he has also assembled a library of artifacts from and about Cessna Aircraft. Brian has put a few of Bill's collection regarding the Airmaster together as a slide show. Here are some of them.
Cessna and another well known icon.
The center spread of the Airmaster sales manual featuring the famous "wing loading" shot.
Cessna has won lots of Trophies.
A log book entry signed by Dwane Wallace himself.
The world famous "Wing Loading" shot!