Sarge has some great pics up of the WWII aircraft flyover that took place in the District of Corruption over the weekend. One of the images featured a flock of Stearmans (no, not Stearmen) flying over the USDA.
Which made me think how refreshing it would have been had the whole lot -- more than 40 aircraft including heavy bombers -- pickled fused ordnance over that special place.
But I digress. The Stearmans made me think of a visit three of those noble steeds made to KIBM last year.
In chatting with the pilots, I mentioned Stephen Coonts' book The Cannibal Queen. "Throw it away," they chorused, "that path leads to madness and financial ruin!"
Having read the book, you see, each of them -- former Air Force and Navy pilots -- had rushed out and snapped up a Stearman.
So they were mad and nearly broke, but living the dream. Not a bad trade.
And so with no more silly words at all, here are a few images. Click for larger.