Steve Oliver and Suzanne Asbury-Oliver have introduced their New Standard 1928 D-25 biplane to the barnstorming circuit this air show season following an eight-year restoration and rebuild.
“The plane is back doing what it was designed for — barnstorming —and sharing the magic of flight with passengers,” said Steve Oliver, pilot and owner.
“We bought the project in 1998 and the eight-year rebuild basically resulted in an entirely new plane,” he said.
The New Standard D-25 has a rich history. In addition to barnstorming, the airplane was used in early 1929 as the “mother ship” carrying fuel transferred in-flight to pilot Clyde “Upside Down” Pangborn as he attempted an endurance record for time aloft. Following its barnstorming years, the biplane “crop dusted for many years, where it was simply worn out,” Oliver said.
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