Joliet Airport Festival
June 14, 2009

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North American AT-6

North American AT-6

1993 Acro Sport II

1997 One Design DR107

This is a homebuilt from plans. It is an aerobatic design. It has since been sold and moved to Georgia.

2003 Pitts Model 12

This is also an Experimental homebuilt plane. It was built by the same person who did the DR107 above.

The engine is a Lycoming 0-360-A1D, which produces 180 h.p.

1998 American Champion 7GCAA Citabria "Adventure"

Certified for aerobatics, seating is tandem.

Here it is taking off for departure.

1957 Ercoupe

The windows actually open down, and you can fly with them open!

The most recognizable feature of the Ercoupe, the twin tail.
Most Ercoupes do not have rudder pedals. The rudders are linked to the control wheel and move with the ailerons to always maintain coordinated flight.


1999 Wag Aero Super Cubby

1946 Luscombe 8A

1954 Beechcraft Bonanza

1946 Cessna 140

1957 Piper PA-22 "Tri-Pacer"

1943 Grumman TBM-3E Avenger

Parked with the wings folded.

Tail gunner.

The wings fold back and tilt, which was fairly unique.

1942 Boeing PT-17 Stearman

A beautiful airplane!

Boeing PT-17 Stearman

Boeing PT-17 Stearman

1945 North American SNJ-6

1942 Boeing PT-17 "Super Stearman"

What makes this a Super Stearman is the conversion to a Pratt & Whitney R-985 engine, which produces up to 450 h.p.

1990 Pitts S-1S

Entertaining the crowd.

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