Recently, Pacific Air Comfort was a proud sponsor of the 2013 Day of Recognition, a day commemorating September 11th, a very sad day in our country’s history. In addition it was a day to honor Veterans and First Responders in Douglas County.
Ageless Aviation Dreams is an organization that travels the country taking Veterans up in the cockpit of a Boeing Stearman, a bi-plane commonly used to train military pilots in WWII. Going up in the Stearman is a moving experience for the Veterans, taking them back to their youth when they felt invincible and rules the sky as proud military aviators. For those that were not even alive during WWII, getting to go up in a Stearman is a thrill. The sites, sounds, feelings are incredible. For more information on Ageless Aviation Dreams, please go to agelessaviationdreams.org .
The Boeing Stearman was easy to fly and relatively forgiving of new pilots. It gained a reputation as a rugged airplane and good teacher. Officially named the Boeing Model 75, the plane was (and still is) persistently known as the “Stearman” by many who flew them. It was called the “PT” by the army, “N28” by the navy and “Kaydet” by Canadian forces. More than 10,000 Stearman were built by the end of 1945 and at least 1000 are still flying today.
One of our employees had the opportunity to go up in the Stearman the day prior to the event and had an incredible time. If you ever have the chance to go up in a Bi-plane, make sure and do it!
Below are a few pictures from the event.