Thursday, September 17, 2009
Susan Dacy and her Stearman
BOEING STEARMAN (PT-17), OSHKOSH, WISCONSIN, JULY 31, 2009
SMC Pentax-F* 300mm f4.5 ED (IF)
1/1500 sec. f9.5
Rummaging through the photos taken last July at the big Oshkosh air fest, I found this overlooked shot of aerobatic performer Susan Dacy and her colorful 1940 Stearman, a much-beloved type that trained many thousands of Army Air Corps and Navy pilots during World War II. Hundreds of the 70-year-old airplanes are still in flying condition and appear at air shows every summer.