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Tex 1929 Waco Strghtwg Brnstrmr SE (01) Shipped May 2020

Tex 1929 Waco Strghtwg Brnstrmr SE (01) Shipped May 2020

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Product Code: CP7636-01
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The 1929 Waco Straight Wing Barnstormer

"Fuel for Victory Series" No. 3

WWI was over, victory was ours and “How you gonna keep ’em down on the farm, after they’ve seen Paris” was the popular song of the day?
The soldiers and airmen who made victory possible were coming home. Home to small towns across America. Quiet, sleepy little towns. Looking for excitement, some just couldn’t stay grounded…

“They’d set out one or two at a time, flying surplus airplanes low over the Midwestern countryside, looking for a farm they could turn into a temporary airstrip on the edge of a small town… They were the Barnstormers!

After cutting a quick deal with the farmer for the use of his fields and a local fuel supplier, as a sponsor, they were in the air, engines popping and throttles open. They’d buzz downtown, turn a loop or two in the air with a young woman “walking” on the top wing, waving to the amazed townsfolk below. Then it was, hop back to their newfound airfield to greet the expected crowd.

And the crowds came. They’d follow the looping biplane out into the farmlands to find someone selling tickets for a ride in an airplane – maybe for as little as 5 cents for a ten-minute trip around the field or $1.00 for a chance to fly around town on an ariel site-seeing tour. That was the way
a lot of people first saw airplanes in the 1930s. That was the way the barnstormers came to town.

In those days, the airplane was a novelty and you could draw a crowd by simply going out and “Buzzing” the countryside. A barnstormer often was part stunt pilot, part showman, part grease monkey and part entrepreneur. Just about anybody with an airplane could take a shot at barnstorming.

  • Delivery is scheduled for April 2020
  • Certificate of Authenticity
  • 1:30 Scale Replica - 1 2” Wingspan (Approx. 9” Length)
  • Heavyweight Die-Cast Metal
  • Resin Wing-Walker Figure
  • Locking Coin Bank
  • Rotating Propeller

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