The Biplane Adventures


Michael McCafferty

"The Spirit of Adventure"
(Waco Classic YMF-5 N50YM & N250YM)

True stories about flying an open cockpit biplane
low over the seacoasts and countrysides of the USA and Europe.

Click one of the links below to select your adventure...

European Tour

A three month journey of discovery flying western Europe, including France, Germany, Switzerland, Luxembourg, Belgium, The Netherlands, Denmark, England and Ireland.

USA Tour

Six weeks, traveling from San Diego to Maine, down the east coast to Kitty Hawk, then back home to San Diego.

More open-cockpit biplane flying stories and photos:

The Duck

The Pilot

The Biplane

AKA: "Sundance"

Splendor On The Grass

"The Spirit of Adventure"
(Waco Classic YMF-5 N50YM & N250YM)

A story waiting to be written:

The P-51 Mustang was the most successful fighter of World War II. It is generally acknowledged by children and experts alike as their "favorite airplane". Only about 100 of these great aircraft remain in flying condition, and they are extremely expensive to maintain, so they appear only on special occasions such as the Reno Air Races, air shows, and in very, very rare cases they are available for joy rides -- a true once in a lifetime adventure.

"Crazy Horse" is located in central Florida and I flew on a commercial airline (yuk) coast to coast and lived in budget motels (double yuk) just for the opportunity to fly this awesome aircraft. However, my mission was even more specific. I wanted to learn to fly it good enough to be allowed to fly it from the front seat, something almost nobody gets to do. But, for me, it actually happened!

I'm going to like writing that story.

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