Category : Formation Flying

Rich Sugden from delivering babies to flyin’ warbirds
Rich Sugden from delivering babies to flyin’ warbirds

I have a friend of over a half century that shares my abiding love of aviation.  I’ve known him since he had dark hair and I had hair. His life is more complicated than mine.   My life has been just about airplanes.  His, is as a successful surgeon along.

Formation Flying Lafayette Escadrille d’ Arizona
Formation Flying Lafayette Escadrille d’ Arizona

Formation Flying Lafayette Escadrille d’ Arizona… & The Arizona Stearman Squadron A popular display at the Commemorative Air Force museum at Falcon Field, Mesa, Arizona is a little WWI Nieuport 17 fighter. It is Nieuport 1 of the Lafayette Escadrille d’Arizona.   How it ended up at the CAF museum.

Boeing Stearman History
Boeing Stearman History

Boeing Stearman History Models 70 – 73 – 75 -76 Be sure to connect to the link below: http://www.stearman.at/boeing_stearman.html 

Stearman Training Videos by Billy Walker
Stearman Training Videos by Billy Walker

In this video produced by peerless videographer Alan Ripa I am teaching the 2013 Stearman ground school at Airbase Arizona.  There are a few changes between 2013 and the 2017 class.   The hold harmless requirements are different now and some of the flight-time requirements have changed.  Like the sands of.

Cactus Fly In 2009 (Part 1) by Alan Ripa
Cactus Fly In (Part 2) by Alan Ripa
EMILEY DARLING’S “STEARMAN STORIES”

Fellow Stearman pilot,Terry Emig, is the uncle of an amazing young woman, Emiley Darling.  Emiley put together a documentary for her Arizona State University project.  It shows how a group of intrepid, mostly ancient, aviators honor America’s veterans especially those who gave their all for our freedom.   Emiley’s video features Commander.

The Ghost Ship     N-29XF
The Ghost Ship N-29XF

Larry Dustman’s “Ghost Ship” N-29XF …Stearman’s seem to attract some pretty terrific people. From this special universe I have been blessed with some friendships that seem as lasting as humanity . Aviation, in general, has been the catalyst. However, the Stearman World seems special in that way. N-29XF – “The.