A real Barnstormer story
Steve wrote and asked me this question:
I`m hoping you can help me. Do you know how I can find out who is the oldest living airplane passenger ?
My 85 year old mother took her first airplane flight in 1925 when she was just 2 weeks old. My grandfather, Jim Trich was a licensed pilot and flew a at the time. I`ve trying to do some research to find out if there is anyone living who took a airplane ride prior to 1925.
Any info you can pass along would be appreciated. Thanks,
I never really thought about it. Logically, I think Steve's mother may be the oldest living passenger. Can anyone out there help him out?
I asked Steve to send some information about his grandfather and he sent me some pictures and a really interesting article. Enough pictures of me wrapping wires - here's a first hand account from a real "barnstormer".
Check out the colorized picture of Jim Trich in front of an Alexander Eaglerock biplane.
I hope you enjoyed that as much as I did.
Wonder where that Jenny is today? Hmmm....