|Storming into a Midwest farm community, low over the barns to attract attention, they soon were known as Barnstormers. A largely American phenomenon, they wandered from coast to coast after World War I to haul delighted passengers from rough pastures, perform at big city air shows, and when fortune beckoned, in silent movie melodramas.|
|At first, these gypsy fliers could keep there stomachs and fuel tanks full by merely offering rides in their Curtiss Jennys. "A penny a pound, folks, see your farm as only the eagles and angels have." Then, as the novelty wore thin, the barnstormers teamed up and developed a flying circus with a repertoir of spectacular acts.|
|They walked on wings and attempted increasingly reckless acrobatics in mid-air, changing planes or transferring from a speeding automobile, train, or boat. On the right is a photograph of the famous Clyde Pangborn. He is attempting a transfer from car to aircraft on San Diego's Coronado Island beach, near a vacation tent city that is now the Hotel del Coronado.|
Don't worry, your flight can be as gentle as you want or more exciting than a roller coaster...you decide.
The glorious history of romance and adventure in the skies continues to this very day. Fly in an open cockpit Biplane, relive the glory days!