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
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.