Ann Holtgren Pellegreno recreated Amelia Earhart’s flight in 1967.
The savior of the Staggerwing fleet
Had it not been for Serial Number 330’s spectacular survival, the much-beloved Staggerwings may never have existed in great numbers, much less enjoyed an ongoing popularity for 80-plus years.
Paying homage to the sleek Swift
The Swift Museum Foundation may be the only type club that has a museum dedicated to one airplane.
An epic cross country for the Littlefield trio
A family flies to Antique Airfield in Iowa, with dad, mom, and son each flying an airplane.
Fun flyer: A 1964 Stits Playboy
Pat Schmitz of Albion, Nebraska, brought his rare Stits Playboy to the Antique Airplane Association fly-in.
Starships, Bonanzas, Staggerwings and more flock to Beech Party
The 44th annual Beech Party was attended by a wide variety of Beech and non-Beech aircraft.
Homage to the Golden Age
Dave and Jeanne Allen are well known in the antique airplane community as a husband-and-wife restoration team, tackling several Waco projects.
Blakesburg: Following the dream, preserving the memories
Back to Blakesburg has become an annual pilgrimage for many.
Alby’s remarkable journey across America
Alby was, at first, a mythical albatross that fledged in soaring pilot Sergio Colacevich’s mind. Sergio, a record-setting soaring pilot and a retired California Department of Transportation engineer, formally introduced the concept of Alby’s journey in the September 2008 issue of Soaring magazine. Described as a curious and adventurous young albatross, Alby, who was confined […]
Bücker Jungmeisters, times two
What could be nicer than building and flying your own Jungmeister? Why, having a buddy who’s doing the same! That’s precisely what Hank Galpin and Jay Billmayer have been up to for more than a decade.
Flying through time
Ryan Lihs of Sioux City, Iowa, is an enthusiastic-yet-humble sort of aviator. When he flew his handsome black-and-gold biplane to Antique Airfield for the 2017 Antique Airplane Association Fly-In in Blakesburg, Iowa, this past Labor Day, numerous admirers were irresistibly drawn to it. He happily shared the history of his 1929 Pitcairn PA-6. In fact, […]
One Snazzy Super Ace
Whoa! What’s that sporty little airplane flying by? It looks like it’s flying right off the cover of the April 1935 issue of Popular Aviation! Truth be known, it’s one of O.G. “Ace” Corben’s homebuilt designs, and detailed factory drawings for this monoplane were published in sequential issues of Popular Aviation that year.