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Flying with the Red Baron Squadron

Once in a while, a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity comes a-knocking. When it does, it's wise to heed the call. This was one of those special opportunities. Judy has always been something of a sweepstakes junkie and entered for -- and won -- a ride for her and a guest (me!) with the Red Baron Squadron. This is an aerobatic team that has been flying 1940s-vintage open-cockpit Stearman biplanes since 1979, and this sweepstakes was a 25th anniversary promotion. We had a wonderful time flying with two excellent pilots in their beautiful, fully-restored aircraft, including being treated to a selection of their favorite aerobatic maneuvers. It was truly a ride to remember for a lifetime.

We managed to take several short videos while aloft. They can be accessed by clicking HERE. Note that these clips are fairly large and will take a while to download, even via a broadband Internet connection. To view thee videos, you must have the Apple QuickTime player on your computer.


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This is the real deal!
This is the real deal!
We arrive at Marana Airport, north of Tucson
We arrive at Marana Airport, north of Tucson
Inside the Skyrider Coffee Shop
Inside the Skyrider Coffee Shop
This wall hanging seems appropriate for the day
This wall hanging seems appropriate for the day
The Red Baron Pizza Squadron
The Red Baron Pizza Squadron
Pilots prepare for takeoff
Pilots prepare for takeoff
Taxiing away
Taxiing away
The media was hosted on this flight
The media was hosted on this flight
Toward the runway
Toward the runway
Throttle up!
Throttle up!
Ready for takeoff
Ready for takeoff
Returning from the media tour
Returning from the media tour
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