Tina Thomas and Andrew King made the cover of SKYWAYS Magazine recently, pictured with the Lindbergh/Fichera Bird. You may recall this aircraft underwent repairs at Poplar Grove Airport and Tina Thomas was the first to fly her after the winter repairs.
To me, there’s a remarkable connection between the lucky women who have owned and flown this beautiful “bird”. In a world where aircraft ownership and history is predominately tied to men, here is a Bird with a female history that dates back 84 years. Tina is not only a woman, as was the first owner (Anne Morrow Lindbergh) and the current owner of this Bird (Anne Fichere), but also a former Brunner Winkle Bird owner herself. See previous storyÂ Lindbergh/Fichere Bruner Winker Bird
SKYWAYS Article Title: The Lindbergh Bird â€“ Then & Now
Cover photo by Steve Thomas:Â Tina Thomas and Andrew King at Poplar Grove C77 Airport, Lindbergh/Fichera Bird NC727Y
OCT 2014 Issue: â€œThe Depression Issueâ€: Curtiss Wright Junior, NC10996 â€“ Brian Coughlin; The Financial Side â€“ December 1929; Embarrassment of Riches; National Air Show Attendance – 1931; Editorial, Western Flying – May 1930; A Club Plan that Works; Operating Costs of Arrow Aircraft, May 1931; Price Isnâ€™t Everything; Depression period aviation advertisements; The Lindbergh Bird â€“ Then & Now; Eye Appeal; Men and Their Jobs; Merchant Jimâ€™s Dollar Day; The Elastic Stop Nut; 2014 Airshow Photos â€“ Paul Stevens; The Ordeal of the Naval Aircraft Factory PN9-1 – Jim Lund; Models – Claudio Luchina; Book Reviews â€“ Claudio Luchina; W&D; Advertisements; How to get PDF and Print Issues of WWI AERO and SKYWAYS; New Merchandise from WWI AERO & SKYWAYS
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