The Resurgence of Flying Vintage Aircrafts
You can’t imagine the feeling of wonder, viewing a vintage aircraft and watching a vintage aircraft flying. It’s really awesome to watch the flying machines of our predecessors. Watching vintage aircraft flying is like going through the pages of history of flying machines scripted by past flying geniuses.
Vintage flying machines of past times are often exhibited at airshows. Vintage airshows bring together people from around the world to share their knowledge and interest in the aircraft of yesteryears. These airshows help keeping aviation history alive. They help flying enthusiasts to get together and share their views on flying. Furthermore, these shows are helpful in educating people about aircraft. When you see them up in the air, you can’t tear your eyes away. I hate to say it, but it is similar to seeing an auto accident…you have to stare.
Often, the term vintage is used to define old things. Vintage cars are commonly defined as the cars built before 1915 to the end of 1930. However, there are different opinions on what exactly is the vintage period. According to some, the period starting with the end of the WWI and ending with the start of WWII.
So, the aircraft belonging to the vintage era could be referred to as vintage aircraft. Some vintage aircrafts that are being rented for recreational flying include:
• Aeronca 7AC Champ
• Beech 18
• Beech E17B Staggerwing
• Bellanca 14-13 Cruisair
• Fleet 7
• Globe GC-1B Swift, Howard DGA-15
• Luscombe 8A Silvaire
• Naval Aircraft Factory N3N
• North American NA-50
• Rearwin 9000 Sportster
• Ryan PT-22
• Piper PA-22 Tri-pacer
Vintage aircraft are beauty to watch. These aircraft are the major attractions of air festivals. Oftentimes, vintage aircraft are exhibited and flown at air festivals. Lots of people come to air festivals just to watch the vintage aircraft shows. These airplanes are usually flown for the pleasure.
You can enjoy watching these vintage aircraft flying. You can watch them closely at airshows. Most of the airshows allow you get closer and photograph these vintage flying aircrafts. You can know a lot about your favorite vintage airplane, and can even have a chat with the pilots of vintage aircraft at air festivals.
So, if you are fond of vintage aircrafts, what are you waiting for? Get yourself some tickets to the vintage aircraft show in your neck of the woods. This is a great way to see your vintage dream aircraft machine up close and personal.