Every Plane Has a Tale, Just Ask the Pilot

Every Plane Has a Tale, Just Ask the Pilot

Every Plane Has a Tale, Just Ask the Pilot Webmaster’s Note: This story appeared in the Sept. 3, 2008, edition of The Register-Mail, Galesburg’s daily newspaper, and is posted here with the publication’s permission. By ERIC TIMMONS The Register-Mail Gathering storm...
It’s Really About the People, Not the Planes

It’s Really About the People, Not the Planes

Webmaster’s Note: This story appeared in the Sept. 3, 2008, edition of The Register-Mail, Galesburg’s daily newspaper, and is posted here with the publication’s permission. By TOM LOEWY The Register-Mail GSunglasses. An old baseball cap. A sweating can of Brisk...
Flying in his Blood

Flying in his Blood

Galesburg ‘Goes Way Out of Its Way’ to Welcome Stearman Pilots Webmaster’s Note: This story appeared in the Sept. 3, 2008, edition of the Peoria Journal Star. By JODI POSPESCHIL Of the Journal Star With 51 years as a pilot, Cal Tax feels a family...
Oldest flyable Stearman featured at 2008 Fly-In

Oldest flyable Stearman featured at 2008 Fly-In

Larry Tobin says he’s “into keeping history alive.” The proof of that is his Stearman C3B, a biplane built in 1927 that’s the oldest Stearman in flyable condition. Tobin completed restoration of the plane earlier this year after acquiring it in 2006. Tobin, who lives...