Historical photos from the Robert Keith Armstrong collection

It’s impossible to love taildraggers and not be enamored with the history of aviation. How can you swoon over a Super Cub or an RV8 or a Rans S7 and not be in awe of the granddaddies that trekked the way for what we’re flying today? Even though I jumped “belly down” into the world of aviation when I was 19 (a few sky dives) no one in my family had any interest in flying. There are others though, like Robert Keith Armstrong, who live their entire lives immersed in this wonderful world. Robert’s father, Lt Col Clement H Armstrong, was known in the general aviation world for his lifelong love of  flying, the remarkable aircraft he flew, and his award winning Classic & Vintage restorations at Oshkosh. “Thanks” to Robert for letting me share some photos from his remarkable collection.

Oshkosh 2010

With AirVenture 2012 coming up soon I’m wondering what I’ll be lucky enough to find in the rows of antique, vintage & classic aircraft.

Robert Keith Armstrong “My Dad, with his Swallow TP”

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Robert Keith Armstrong, “NC191M The same Miles Sparrowhawk my Dad used to fly.”

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A typical Waco Ten, back in the day. Such a happy picture!

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Andy Heins says “That is Mike Murphy’s airplane, he used to do shows in pre and post WWII”

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Pitcairn C-3261 at Mexico Farms Airport – Cumberland, Maryland around 1929

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Laird LCR

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Robert Keith Armstrong “1985, with Dad Flying by Chicago on the way home from Oshkosh, Wisconsin.”

Thanks for sharing Robert!

 

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