Cool article for Warbird lovers, or aviation lovers...


#1

On CNN.com yesterday (can’t believe I missed it)

cnn.com/2006/TECH/07/17/paul … index.html


#2

Sounds like he’s got a pretty bad case of “aluminitis.”

A pilot buddy I know has 8 airplanes, I thought that was a lot!

  1. FG-1D Corsair “Marine’s Dream” His most recent addition, very sweet.
  2. TBM Avenger BIG! Love watching him fold the wings.
  3. Beech Staggerwing Absolutely stunning, perfect condition.
    4,5. Stearman 2 actually, one’s being restored.
  4. T-6 Looks so small next to the TBM and the Corsair.
  5. J-3 Cub Classic.
  6. 2003 Beech Baron Itself, a million dollar airplane. Poor thing has to sit outside, the corsair took it’s roost in the hangar!

#3

You know Wiley Sanders, too, huh? I think at one time, Wiley Sanders had the legit 2nd largest airforce in the U.S.


#4

You know Wiley Sanders, too, huh? I think at one time, Wiley Sanders had the legit 2nd largest airforce in the U.S.


#5

Don’t know who Wiley Sanders is.

Don’t know who Wiley Sanders is.


#6

#7

The few times times I’ve been fortunate enough to see this aircraft it never fails to stop me in my tracks.

Simply put, one of the most beautiful machines man has ever put in the air.

It and the 195 were always at the top of my “must have” list.


#8

Well here ya go!


#9

2nd only to the Mustang.

Wiley Sanders owns a trucking co. out of Troy, AL. He used to have “Georgia Mae” and “Jeannie Too” in the Unlimited races in Reno. I knew both pilots and they were nice enough to get me out of school with my dad for 5 years with pit passes…