Thursday, September 29, 2016

First Flight! (Travel Air) Curtiss-Wright Air Sedan back in the skies!

     Three years of dedicated and talented working by Glenn Peck culminated in the prototype Curtiss-Wright Air Sedans first flight (post restoration) today.

At the controls was former De Havilland Test Pilot Desmond Penrose. Desmond is a good friend to the aircraft owner, Al Stix, who was also present.

 Desmond gets some last minute words of advice
from restorer Glenn Peck.

Glenn goes over cockpit layout with Desmond. 

 Glenn pulls the big Wright 975 through.

Desmond gets the feel of the airplane on the grass runway. 


Gently back to earth. 

Desmond shakes Als hand after the flight. 

Desmond goes over postflight details with Glenn and Al.

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