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1928 Travel Air 6-B (6000) – NC9038

1928 Travel Air 6-B (6000) – NC9038

Owner/Pilot: Hank Galpin Co-pilot: Ray Sanders Hank Galpin On rainy days in college Hank Galpin could often be found high in the upper reaches of Yale’s Sterling Memorial Library. There he found treasure in the aviation section: Saint Exupery, Ernie Gann, and Slats Rodgers’ “Old Soggy No. 1”. Hank learned to fly with Yale Aviation, […]

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1929 Waco ASO – NC608N

1929 Waco ASO – NC608N

Owner/Pilot: Richard “Speed” Hornbeck Waco 08N was built by the Advanced Aircraft Company in Troy, Ohio, in October 1929 for the Texas Petroleum Company (Texaco) as its seventh airplane, and therefore is affectionately referred to as Texaco No. 7. The paint scheme you see it in now is almost exactly as it appeared when it […]

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1929 Travel Air 4000

1929 Travel Air 4000

Owner/Pilot: Clay Adams Clay “Pork Chop” Adams grew up in aviation. He became the family’s second-generation airline pilot, learning to fly at a very early age. Having flown 97 different aircraft, clay searched for an airplane that would do it all. Curtiss Wright manufactured this Travel Air 4000 in Wichita Kansas in October 1929 during […]

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1929 Travel Air 4000-NC379M

1929 Travel Air 4000-NC379M

Owner/Pilot: David “Candy Man” Mars A large measure of Southern charm, expertly blended with 40 years of flying vintage aircraft, makes a perfect recipe for this Mississippi barnstormer’s sweet success as owner/operator of Vintage Air Tours. Rumored to have soloed a Piper Cub at the age of two, the “Candy Man” is a legendary mixture […]

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1929 Travel Air 4000 – N455N

1929 Travel Air 4000 – N455N

Owners: Sharon & Gary Lust Pilot: Gary “Pops” Lust Gary Lust has been an antique airplane enthusiast for over 30 years and has operated, maintained, and restored several vintage airplanes. Three years ago he acquired this 1929 Travel Air 4000, which had been restored in the configuration of the ‘Flying Aces’, the longest operating Flying […]

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1929 Travel Air, Model 4-D – NC689K

1929 Travel Air, Model 4-D – NC689K

Owner/Pilot: Bruce McElhoe Travel Air 89K was manufactured by the Travel Air Manufacturing Co. in Wichita, Kansas in September, 1929. The factory produced 17 model 4-D’s before stopping production a few months later as the depression deepened. This is the only original Model 4-D still flying in the world today and won Grand Champion in […]

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