Aircraft Rides at the Fly/In Cruise/In

The 28th Annual Fly/In Cruise/In featured rides in this 1930 D-25 New Standard Biplane with pilot Dewey Davenport of Goodfolk & O'Tymes Biplane Rides of Dayton, Ohio.  This airplane was built specifically for barnstorming and that's what it does best.

There are only 8 of these New Standards flying today. 

 

North American T-6 Texan

The North American T-6 Texan is a single engine fighter trainer aircraft that was used to train US, Canadian and British forces during World War II and through the 1950s. The T-6 is known by a variety of designations - the AT-6 (USAF), the SNJ (USN), and is most commonly known as the Harvard outside the United States. Our aircraft is an AT-6D. More than 17,000 T-6 airframes of various designations were produced. Today there are still more than 350 in airworthy condition.

The T-6 was known as the "pilot maker" for its role in preparing Allied pilots for combat. It is an excellent trainer, possessing the handling characteristics of fighter and the capacity for full aerobatic maneuvering. In World War II, pilots logged considerable hours in the T-6 before moving up to the faster P-51 Mustang. Even now, insurance companies require significant time in a T-6 before agreeing to insure a pilot for the P-51.

Our T-6 is owned by Nathan Davis and operated by the Warbird Training Center based out of Kokomo, Indiana. #35 is a tribute to the 325th Fighter Group called the "The Checkertail Clan."  Rides were available on this aircraft on Saturday at the Fly/In Cruise/In.


 

Fairchild PT-26

Rides were also available on this Fairchild built PT-26 training aircraft operated by the Indianapolis wing of the Commemorative Air Force.