In 2020, the COVID pandemic cancelled most air shows. Some, like Oshkosh, held virtual events. Some aviation museums are starting to reopen slowly. Hopefully people are busy in hangars restoring antique airplanes and readying them for when we can all get out and travel again.
It's no fun to be grounded when you want to fly and explore.
We have had a personal setback too, with some health issues slowing us down. We don't have the time to check on which venues are still viable and which are things of the past.
So... Post COVID our advice is to check with each air show or museum to see if they are open and operating. Stay safe.
I’m the one who is usually asking “What plane is that?” I'm pretty good at identifying them but...
We've been to a few airplane museums around the world where there are some pretty odd antique airplanes.
Mark usually has the answer.
And then there are times when we get readers writing to us and asking about a plane…
And we don’t always have the answer.
So we decided we needed a place to share those questions. If one of our readers out there can help find the answer, we’ll all learn more about antique airplanes.
Scroll on down to ask your questions and see the answers...
And keep reading even if you don't have a question... You might have the answer!
Here's one of Mark's favorites...
So we'll ask the first question...
Do you know what this is?
We saw this one at Oshkosh and at Sun 'n' Fun.
This one should be pretty easy especially since we're giving you the answer...
But it does look kinda odd seeing it from below like this doesn't it?
If we didn't know what is was... someone out there would!
That’s what we’re counting on because sometimes we really do get questions that stump us. We love antique airplanes, but we don’t claim to be experts. There are a whole bunch of people out there that know more about them than we do.
Antique Airplane fans, are you ready to answer some questions?
I know some people are shy to write questions or stories on the internet… don’t be. We want them and need them, and we will protect your privacy.
If you want someone to respond directly to you, you can include your e-mail address in the body of your question. (We ask for your e-mail address on the submission form… but to repeat… we WILL protect your privacy.) If you just want to read the answer here, only put your address in the box where it asks for it.
The questions show up at the bottom of the page below the invitation to ask questions. The whole question will show up on a new page and you or others can respond and answer in comment boxes on that new page.
Go on... it's easy...
--Are you trying to figure out what kind of plane you flew in the past?
--Trying to remember what your Dad flew?
--Have a photo of a plane you can’t identify?
--Or do you know of an obscure airplane you think you can stump others with?
Ask your questions here… Share a photo. Let’s see if anyone can help!
Click below to see contributions from other visitors to this page...
What plane is this seat from?
I found this old aircraft seat (I think) and was wondering if you knew what type of plane it came out of. it is all aluminum and the seat adjusts up …
Help Identifying This Aircraft
Looking for some help identifying this aircraft. The picture was with family photos. It looks to me like a flying boat?
1930s French Plane - Stick Mounted Overhead?
I am wondering if you know of a French made plane that had the stick mounted overhead rather than on the floor? I am sorry that I cannot contribute …
Super Guppy - Some Call It A Flying Fish Not rated yet
We were just starting out for our walk when we heard the engines…. I don’t know about you, but when Mark hears “the engines”, we stop whatever we’re …
That was just as simple as we said wasn’t it? Thanks for asking… hope we all learn something.
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Judy and Mark
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