For a real-life write-up on the realities of a barnstormers life, get and read a copy of Richard Bach's book 'Nothing by Chance'. It was a hard way to graft a living.
That and Biplane are my inspiration. Not looking to graft a living as they did, but to share pure aviating!
There was talk a while ago of the film Nothing By Chance getting a DVD release but Richard's accident put a delay on it. I hope it happens as this is all that I've found available online (I love the theme song, sadly unavailable on Spotify):
Wow that would be fantastic Zac!! I'm sure it would be, there would be alot of people who would love that. Especially in places where they don't get that opportunity <3<3<3<3 That would be soooo awesome. I hope you get to do it!! : ) : ) : ) Could you fly from a beach??
I always hope the bigger warbirds might be able to do tours or mini tours to areas that hardly or never get to see them. I know its expensive but there could be funding or sponsorship somewhere for something like that. Love the video and the song : ) : ) : )
Ooooooo just had something that looked and sounded like possibly a big chap of the RNZAF persuasion fly past Big, low and fast phworrr!!! I couldn't catch which one it was.
Do they not show on Flight Radar? Guess there are probably security reasons for that. They did have that secret squirrel/huge plane with a huge engine that everyone can see kind of thing going on
So amazing everytime I see them they're always flying at speed in daredevil fashion, usually at a cliff or really low over a hill in spite of the size of the beast. Super amazing and impressive \m/\m/\m/
If you are in the North Island it would be an Orion. If you are in the South Island then Hercules
Ah must have been that then! I was indoors so only had a windows glimpse before they shot over, maybe the Texan IIs were on the Starboard side of the formation as I only say them and the Avenger and then assumed the other 2 planes (Which were hard to make out) in the 'V' were Texan IIs. As a young person I'm learning all the time about different museums and what-not, so I only learnt about that heritage group this month, I've driven past Ohakea for years not knowing that those aircraft are based there.
Anyway on the topic of Gisborne, my family is planning a holiday trip and so I've been working to advertise the East Cape Area to them as the place of choice so I can finally tick off the WW2 Emplacement at Gisborne and see the aircraft in person.