June 6, 2006
An Afternoon with the Silver Wings II
Fokker DR.1 Page 1
On June 6, 2006, I met up
with Hartley Folstad, Margaret Stivers and Jimmie New for some
air-to-air photography at the Chino Airport. The weather wasn't looking
terribly promising, but we had the visibility and ceiling. We first did
a photo flight with Margi performing her wingwalking routine. After
that, I got into the Stearman with Hartley to shoot Jimmie flying the
Here is the cockpit and
forward section of the Fokker, as seen from the rear of the airplane.
Here is the clever nose
Hartley and Jimmie doing a
pre-flight briefing while Margi looks on. Those hand signals have been
used by pilots probably as long as man has been flying airplanes.
Jimmie suiting up in
authentic period attire...well at least from the waist up!
We taxi out to the warm up
area and warm up the airplanes. Here, Jimmie is signalling that he is
ready to go.
We take off in formation
again. Here we are side by side, looking like a real vintage flight.
Cheating gravity once
again and heading skyward.
Now the fun begins. We fly
in formation and Jimmie moves around and gives me some great angles.
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