A Must See! Jimmy Doolittles Totally Restored Stinson Reliant!

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  1. Jakey

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    We attended EAA Chapter 1246's monthly get together where they were having a Pancake and Sausage fly-in. There we saw Jimmy Doolittle's totally restored 1938 Stinson Reliant aircraft. The owner was gracious enough to tell us about the history of this glorious aircraft.



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    A wonderful airplane! Lots of room! Roll down windows! ! first class interior! lots of power. Smooth in the air and very stable. I had a ride in one several years ago and always wished I could have afforded one years ago. Not even comparable to modern cessna 172, 182, etc. A real rolls Royce type.
     
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    Interesting. I had never heard of flare tubes. Seems like that would be a somewhat inefficient way to light up the area!
     
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    I'd think some Moletov cocktails thrown out the window would be more accurate and have a better chance of illuminating the area, lol.