This Waco, photographed near Kentmoor Airpark in Stevensville, Marlyand, is not only a beautiful specimen of a biplane—she’s a cover girl as well. She graced one of the covers of AOPA’s paper Airports Directory. The shot actually used for the directory cover shows her on final to the turf runway at Kentmorr. The airspace over the Chesapeake Bay is her playground in this photo.—Jill W. Tallman
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The Waco in this photo has a wonderful history behind it. As Alton Marsh explained in the October 2007 AOPA Pilot article “A Waco for Miss Johnston,” it was built in 1935 for a wealthy 24-year-old student pilot–and a lady, at that. Read the complete article to find out all the special touches she requested, including an increased fuel capacity of 75 gallons.
When it’s 100 degrees outside, the breeze afforded by flying an open-cockpit biplane like this 1930 Waco ASO could be the best air conditioning imaginable. Mike Fizer shot this image to accompany Al Marsh’s AOPA Pilot article, “Sky and Canvas,” about the American Barnstormers tour. The article was published in 2006, but the Barnstormers are touring this year, starting in August.–Jill W. Tallman