Jan Johnson is not your typical Warbird pilot and owner. She flies a Warbird designed to save lives as a flying ambulance.
Configured as the planes were used during World War II and the Korean War, Johnson’s 1945 Vultee Stinson L-5/G Sentinel attracted attention at EAA AirVenture 2018 because most of the right side of the fuselage opens so a wounded soldier on a litter could be flown from the front lines to a field hospital.
Complete with a mannequin on a litter to demonstrate the plane’s unique capabilities, Johnson brought the Stinson to Oshkosh for the first time after a long flight from California’s San Francisco Bay Area. [Read more…]