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Six months before Japan attacked Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, Carey Hardin's blue and yellow Stearman biplane rolled off an assembly line in Wichita, Kansas.
The single engine biplane had about 40 hours of fuel on board, no radio, and a primitive signal light beneath the fuselage that would continuously flash the letter N in Morse code — one long and one short — so ships might spot them at sea.
The nonprofit offers military veterans across the country an opportunity to fly for 30 minutes in a Boeing Stearman biplane, an aircraft used during World War II to train aviators in the military.
In June 1930, when Los Angeles Municipal Airport was dedicated, the crowd was considerably smaller: 25,000 attended the ceremonies at the site of what is now LAX, as biplanes took to the sky.
The 30-mile restriction even extends across the Delaware River to Van Sant Airfield in Bucks County, Pa., where rides are offered in antique airplanes, including a 1928 biplane, Cecchio said.
Also on display will be feature scale World War I biplanes, World War II aircraft, miniature turbine scale jets and a replica of the Spirit of St. Louis plane.
On Monday, March 19, 1917, three Americans strapped into the cockpits of their single-seat biplanes on a French airfield, and embarked on a reconnaissance mission.
The ceremony will include a biplane flyover by C.K. Lee and David Tatum and an F-16 flyover by the 301st Fighter Wing, Air Force Reserves, Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base Fort Worth.
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Definition of biplane for English Language Learners
: an old type of airplane that has two sets of wings with one placed above the other
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