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 Waco ASO
Tail number NC608N
Rich Hornbeck of Bowdoinham, Maine, owns what used to be the tow plane for Texaco's "Eaglet" Franklin Utility Glider, which, piloted by Frank Hawks, made a transcontinental flight in 1930 (today it belongs to the National Air and Space Museum). The Waco had an airshow career in the late 1930s, when it was modified to allow a Piper J-3 Cub to land on it.