in a Boeing/Stearman N2S-3 today
It was AWESOME!!
The N2S-3 is was the Navy version of the AAF's PT-17, and was used throughout WWII.
Flying that rascal checked off 2 items on my bucket list. Fly a radial engine airplane, and fly a Warbird.
I was surprised at just how easy it was to handle in the air. Very docile airplane and pretty light on the controls.
Ground handling is a bit touchy, as it is with all tail draggers, but since I learned to fly in a J-3 Cub, that was something that didn't surprise me.
I have video, and of course, I'll be posting it on YouTube. I'm not sure when that will happen though, as it's 40 min. long and the file is 1.2 GB in size. Where I am now does not have WiFi, and I'm using the Virgin Mobile hotspot which has a somewhat limited data limit, so I'll have to wait until we stay in a campground with WiFi before I upload it.
Edited by OldBuzzard, February 13, 2014 - 01:21 PM.