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|Air Mail Centennial Flight
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|Author:||JohnB [ Sun Apr 29, 2018 9:23 am ]|
|Post subject:||Air Mail Centennial Flight|
This year marks the 100th anniversary of Air Mail in the USA.
To commemorate the service, three Stearman 4 Speedmails will retrace the San Deigo to Seattle CAM 8 route May 13-18. The three aircraft make up about half of the type's worldwide airworthy population.
The effort is being spearheaded by well known antique restorer/pilot Addison Pemberton. Pemberton restored the Stearman from a ex-duster "basket case" in the 90s. He's since restored the oldest flying Boeing, a 40c, and nearly 20 other aircraft including his latest, a Grumman Goose.
Another pilot is Ben Scott, who will be flying a Speedmail that his father bought new in the late 20s as a business plane to take him to California from his car dealership in Reno.
The third aircraft will be flown by Jeff Hamilton, a retired businessman with quite a collection of aircraft.
If you're along the route, you might want to see them when they arrive.
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