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A trio of rare Stearman Aircraft Model 4 Speedmails pass overhead in formation and are beginning a left break maneuver in order to come around and land on Carson City (Nevada) Airport's runway 27. In this late afternoon shot, NC485SW a Speedmail Model 4DM Senior piloted by Addison Pemberton, is banking away from the group as NC667K, a Stearman Speedmail Model 4E Junior, and NC489W hold formation a moment longer.

SPECIAL NOTE - These aircraft are enroute to San Diego where they will begin a reenactment of the first government airmail flight in America which took place on May 15, 1918. For five days beginning on May 13th, they will be flying United States mail from San Diego to Seattle. They will make several stops along the way. ** ATTN "Alien" >>> Tom, they will be stopping in Redding. ** ATTN Tim Crippin >>> They will be stopping at Medford. ** ATTN Leland S. >>> Their last stop is at Paine.

For info about this reenactment flight, click on the link below ...


For more info about the Stearman Model 4 Speedmails, click on the two links below ...



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Gary SchenauerPhoto Uploader
Alien, Leland S., and Tim C. >>> These three and at least one more (N663K) will be stopping at airports near you (Redding, Paine, and Medford) within the next week. I've posted a link (in commentary under this photo) which gives full details.
Tom Vance
Thank you Gman...I have the day off for this event already booked! I have the FB feed for Benton Field. plus 3x5x2 wings each = 30 stars on this shot!
pat jones
I saw them flying over Los Angeles last week. Beautiful!
Gary SchenauerPhoto Uploader
Hi, Pat. Were there three or four in the group? I had heard that there would be at least four traveling together during the reenactment flight: these three and NC663K.
Alien >> I'm looking forward to seeing your captures. (Thumbs Up)
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