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ElAurens
10-28-2005, 05:46 AM
In Charlotte North Carolina in 1931, aerobatic showman Tex Rankin set a record of 131 consecutive outside loops flying a "Great Lakes" brand biplane.


In 1931, Tex acquired his famous Great Lakes biplane, NC315Y, and began specializing in aerobatics, perfecting new maneuvers by trial and error. He once wrote, "Good substantial scares--the kind that make your hair stand up a little, and icy chills go down your spine--are valuable." In this same year at Charolette, North Carolina, Tex set an astounding record of 131 consecutive outside loops. During the early 1930s Tex started the Oregon Air Tours, a tradition perpetuated by the Oregon Antique and Classic Aircraft Club.

http://www.visi.com/~bsimon/OregonAviationMuseum/images/nx315y.jpg

It should be noted that the Great Lakes had far less horsepower than an La 5 fn.

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ElAurens
10-28-2005, 05:46 AM
In Charlotte North Carolina in 1931, aerobatic showman Tex Rankin set a record of 131 consecutive outside loops flying a "Great Lakes" brand biplane.

<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">In 1931, Tex acquired his famous Great Lakes biplane, NC315Y, and began specializing in aerobatics, perfecting new maneuvers by trial and error. He once wrote, "Good substantial scares--the kind that make your hair stand up a little, and icy chills go down your spine--are valuable." In this same year at Charolette, North Carolina, Tex set an astounding record of 131 consecutive outside loops. During the early 1930s Tex started the Oregon Air Tours, a tradition perpetuated by the Oregon Antique and Classic Aircraft Club. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

http://www.visi.com/~bsimon/OregonAviationMuseum/images/nx315y.jpg

It should be noted that the Great Lakes had far less horsepower than an La 5 fn.

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BigKahuna_GS
10-28-2005, 05:58 AM
S!


I have flown acrobatics in a Great Lakes biplane---what a kick, a really nice airplane. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_cool.gif


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