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    Quote Originally Posted by rwanttaja View Post
    Pete Bowers had a Curtiss replica at one point. He was not complimentary about the way the airplane flew, and did mention the problems trying to turn on the ground.

    This is the most famous picture of Pete flying his Curtiss...


    ...but there is a better one, of which I sadly just have a bad copy of a newspaper clipping. The 99s were starting their race from Seattle one year, and Pete started the race by flying the Curtiss down the runway.

    While wearing a dress.

    Ron Wanttaja
    This is a very compelling pic... With some serious wing tip vortices about to occur. :>)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Floatsflyer View Post
    This is a very compelling pic... With some serious wing tip vortices about to occur. :>)
    Pete was flying in formation for this photo...with a pickup truck. They tried to time their getaway to get a good shot of the Dash 80, and obviously succeeded. The truck was running on the right edge of the taxiway, with the Curtiss flying over the left edge. Pete had probably set the plane down before the vortices got close.

    Ron Wanttaja

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