February 19, 2014
Veterans Airlift Command founder Walt Fricke seems to hang motionless in his Stearman PT–13 over South Florida on a cool winter evening. AOPA photographer Chris Rose captured this image from the front seat of an AirCam, an open-air observation aircraft with nearly unlimited visibility produced in nearby Sebring.
Subject: Stearman PT–13
Where: Lake Istokpoga, Florida
Photographer: Chris Rose
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Here’s a riddle: What job requires a private pilot certificate, but never asks you to leave the ground?
Peter VandenBosch, pilot, author, founder of a charitable aviation organization that has flown thousands of patients to medical care, has died.
Veteran airshow pilot Charlie Schwenker was flying slower to help wing walker Jane Wicker get into position on the modified Stearman’s bottom wing.
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