Photo Essay:The Blakesburg Fly-In
Antique airplanes—the cream of the crop—fluttered around corn country to celebrate an air mail birthday.
- By airspacemag.com
- AirSpaceMag.com, November 18, 2008
1931 Bird Model CK
Tail number NC914V
Robert Newhouse of Rockford, Illinois, is a third-generation pilot in his family, along with his three brothers. The family bought the Bird in the late 1960s. This airplane was the only aircraft in Greg Herrick’s 2003 National Air Tour that had flown in the original National Air Tour in the 1920s. The Model CK flew the mail from Ottumwa to Iowa City to Blakesburg on August 30.