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Photo by Dan Luft
Richard Hornbeck’s 1929 Waco ASO in a period correct
Texaco paint scheme.

July 27, 2009 - Oshkosh, Wisconsin - EAA AirVenture attendees can get an up-close view of nine aircraft from the golden age of aviation as the third American Barnstormers Tour will travel to Oshkosh this week. The aircraft will be on display in the Vintage area east of the VAA Red Barn in the special display area just south of AeroShell Square. Scheduled to arrive on opening day, the aircraft will remain on display through Friday, July 31.

Planes scheduled to arrive include: Stearman PT-17 Kaydet; two Travel Air 4000s; Fleet II; Stinson Jr –S; Pitcairn PA- 18 Autogiro; Waco ASO; two Fairchild 22s; and a New Standard D-25.

Barnstorming dates from the tradition of individuals and groups flying from city to city as part of the first civil aviation flights in the 1920s. The original barnstorming performances began over rural locations to inspire local residents. The pilots would then land in local farm fields serving as temporary runways to provide entertainment. This evolved into modern day fly-ins with air shows and airplane rides.

Tonight’s movie at the Fly-In Theater is Barnstorming, a 2009 documentary about two pilots who relive the nostalgic tradition of planes landing in fields and taking people on their first flights. Producer Paul Glenshaw and Director Bryan Reichhardt will introduce the film. For more information on the American Barnstormers Tour, visit www.AmericanBarnstormersTour.com.

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