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...
He fills them up

He fills them up

Retiree turns love of airplanes into part-time job Webmaster’s Note: This story appeared in the Sept. 9, 2007, edition of The Register-Mail, Galesburg’s daily newspaper, and is posted here with the publication’s permission. BY TOM LOEWY of The Register-Mail Lonnie Lee...
Fly-in celebration

Fly-in celebration

Fly-in celebration: German marks 60th birthday with family, Stearman cohorts Webmaster’s Note: This story appeared in the Sept. 8, 2007, edition of The Register-Mail, Galesburg’s daily newspaper, and is posted here with the publication’s permission. BY MATT HUTTON of...
Bombs away for bragging rights

Bombs away for bragging rights

Stearman pilots take aim with flour bombs Webmaster’s Note: This story appeared in the Sept. 6, 2007, edition of The Register-Mail, Galesburg’s daily newspaper, and is posted here with the publication’s permission. By CIGI ROSS of The Register-Mail Watch out for...