The big one is indeed a B-52
Looks kind of like a Curtiss Jenny.While my wife was taking cast photos around the Beechcraft Staggerwing, I ventured out again into the nearest display area to get my fix of ancient planes. I have pictures of a plane piloted by Mickey Mouse. I did not get the name of the plane but will get it tonight as the actual premiere takes place and the place will be inundated with local dignitaries having their photos taken on the red carpet next to the Beechcraft Staggerwing airplane. The Staggerwing was the plane piloted by the first women pilots to win the Bendix trophy.
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I've flown in a Beech Staggerwing as a teenager in the 1960s. They were quite luxurious inside.My wife and I are photographing a world premiere of a new Opera about women in aviation and their plane, the Beechcraft Staggerwing. The Opera will be performed this weekend and we will be there. We have been to the rehearsals and have seen the set which will be used and have seen the Staggerwing which is at the Air Museum where the Opera will be performed. Here is the Beechcraft/Goodyear Staggerwing and a few of its cousins from days gone by.
This location was once our airport and is next to Spirit Aircraft.
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