Out-of-work aviators flying
out-of-work airplanes after the Great War. These barnstormers,
as they called themselves, were an American phenomenon - wandering
from east to west, performing in pastures, big city air shows, and
model of the racer that Jimmy Doolittle
flew to victory in the 1925 Schneider Cup
A Curtiss Jenny rounds a pylon during
the National Guard Speed Race at Miller Field, New York, in 1926.
the Jenny used for training U.S.
pilots during WWI and for mail service, barnstorming and flying
circuses after the war.
Barr was a bush pilot in the '30s and
'40s, carrying passengers, mail, and freight to remote villages,
mining camps, and solitary trappers' cabins. He flew every plane
from the Jenny to the Supercub, made more forced landings than he
could remember, and once rebuilt his wrecked plane himself in order
to fly it out of the wilderness.
The Curtiss JN-4
“Jenny” first entered service during WWI as a primary trainer for
the fledgling US Army Air Corps. After the war, surplus Jennys found
fame with enterprising barnstormers who crisscrossed the countryside
performing air shows and giving awe-struck passengers their first
taste of flight.
Aviation Art Print
The Curtiss Jenny was rugged, reliable and easy to fly, instilling
confidence first in military pilots, then in barnstormers. 22"x 15?" print.
Jenny and the Major Frank Loudin.
Aviation Art Print
The Curtiss JN-4 "Jenny" was certainly no lady! She was basic and tough,
sluggish and unforgiving, plentiful and cheap. Her pilot needed those same
qualities, and Major Hawks had them. There was only one Major Hawks. Well,
not really even one - he wasn't actually a major and his name wasn't
"Hawks." But when small town folks saw him fly, then risked a five-dollar
ride with him, he was pure golden eagle. Print measures 20"x 15" with
Bilder, Fotos und Drucke des Curtis Jenny WW1 Doppeldecker. Auch Curtis Jenny
Geschenke. Jetzt mit Kaffeetassen, Becher, T-Shirts, Puzzles und Kites.
Fotos, fotos e impresiones del biplano Curtis Jenny WW1. Adem?, Curtis Jenny
Regalos y regalos. Ahora incluye tazas de caf? tazas, las camisetas,
rompecabezas y cometas.
Photos, photographies et gravures de la biplan Curtis Jenny WW1. En outre,
Curtis Cadeaux Jenny et id?s cadeaux. Maintenant, y compris tasses de caf? des
tasses, des T-shirts, des puzzles et cerfs-volants.
I took the photo of the clouds used in the background picture while we were
flying from a Northern Siberian city named Khatanga on our way to
the North Pole in April 2002. C. Jeff Dyrek, webmaster Click Here to Join the next expedition
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