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
1929 New Standard D-25
Livery: New Standard Aircraft Corporation
Tail number NC7286
Ted Davis and Chris Price of Brodhead, Wisconsin, spent 15 months restoring the D-25—just in time to offer rides on the American Barnstormers Heartland Tour last summer. Davis, who runs Davis Flying Service, is also restoring a Bird, a Piper PA-12, and another New Standard D-25. This airplane, one of seven D-25s flying today, flew mail and postal officials from Blakesburg to Ottumwa to Iowa City and back on August 30.