Wow that's cool... How did it fly?I had the opportunity to fly that one long ago (the replica, not the original).
(Never flew his Gee Bee replica though... he never offered and I never asked! :gig
It was, surprisingly, not too bad to fly... just stay alert on the ground and maintain your speed in the air (of course, that describes most planes ). I think I had worked up to it with a little trepidation because of stories and because it was not my plane to wreck. Turns out, it was easier than I anticipated. It helped that I was young and invincible (as young people tend to be) had lots of recent flying time in lots of different types of aircraft.Wow that's cool... How did it fly?
A few months ago I went to the Flabob Flying Circus and got to see the Schoenfeld Firecracker, the Caudron and the Meteor. The Caudron is surprisingly slim and must have had one thin pilot.