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Comment by Lee N. Robinson on April 3, 2014 at 5:08pm

I actually have 2; the PT-17 and the PT-19.  I checked out in the Stearman when I had only 15 hours total time.  The logbook says it took 45 minutes!!  Back at the beginning of my logbook,  I was introduced to spins at 2 (two) HOURS!!  THE GUY MUST HAVE BEEN NUTS!!  i WOULD NEVER HAVE DONE THAT TO A STUDENT!  But I was just a kid of 17 and what did I know!  I just thought that was what you did!   The PT-19 is one of the best wheel landing planes I ever flew, and I've flown a lot over the last 67 years!   Lee

Comment by Lee N. Robinson on April 3, 2014 at 5:01pm

Hey Layne, I just tried to send a somewhat lon-winded note to you by return, forgetting these are no-return msgs!!  What is your email?  Mine is [email protected], so send me yours and I'll send the "epistol"??  Lee

Comment by Layne Lisser on April 2, 2014 at 10:09pm

Lee, this topic is only listing 8 comments according to the list at the right (BLOG POSTS). Do you have other comments on this topic or do you just mean comments generally? Not that I have a clue how to navigate around in here, but your question sparked my curiosity. :D

Comment by Lee N. Robinson on April 2, 2014 at 7:21pm

How do we get to the rest of the comments?  I had one or more in there!   Lee Robinson   W. Palm Beach

Comment by Daniel Barber on February 5, 2014 at 10:29pm

IMO it is the PT-17 Stearman. I got to fly one of the Planes of Fame Stearmans at Flying Cloud airport back in the mid 1990's and that hooked me. I now have the privilege of owning a 1941 PT-17 that I restored to better than new condition in 2006 and really enjoy flying and sharing it with others.

Comment by Layne Lisser on January 22, 2014 at 3:20pm

The Waco is by far my favorite looking biplane, but for just plane cool looking it's hard to beat the Boeing P-26 Peashooter! I think the Peashooter is just plane sexy for an open cockpit plane. I understand there is one in Chino California at their air museum.

Comment by Titus Christian on January 21, 2014 at 6:49pm

a good open cockpit is on a gruman ag cat, with lots of power. it realy can fly.

Comment by Torello Tacchi on January 20, 2014 at 4:54pm

Stearman.  When taken for a ride in a beautifully restored on, and given the controls.  I was hooked.

Comment by Michael Sasich on January 19, 2014 at 4:13pm

A Ryan STW

Comment by Tom Cleaver on January 15, 2014 at 7:52pm

Best looking open cockpit airplane is the Hawker Hart/Demon/Osprey (basically the same airplane).  Big inline Rolls-Royce Kestrel, all polished aluminum and bright aluminum dope on the fabric. 

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