Sunday, August 20, 2006

Historical Foundation Presents...

United Airlines Historical Foundation is hosting a very unique event at Aurora Municipal Airport. On September 30th and October 1st, 2006, a magnificently restored EAA 1927 Swallow Air Mail biplane will be at the Aurora Municipal Airport offering rides to the general public. I'LL BE THERE ON THE 1ST!

The Swallow is part of the vintage fleet at EAA's Pioneer Airport and is painted in the 1926 Varney Air Mail Livery which began the first commercial air mail service in the Pacific Northwest. Varney, one of four air lines merged into United Air Lines in 1931.

The United Airlines Historical Foundation provided support to the Swallow's restoration and is the host of this two day event.

Those who wish to experience the thrill of riding in an open cockpit air mail biplane may make their reservation at

Rides will be every 30 minutes. Cost per single passenger ride is $150.00. I JUST SENT OFF FOR MY TICKET!

Watch for some cool photos of this experience! You can see me touching the Swallow below from the United Family outing at the Schaumburg Airport.

1 comment:

Ronald Brak said...

Sounds fun. I've been up in a World War I Tiger Moth, but I don't know how much it cost as it was part of my father's attempt to overcome his fear of flying by putting his relations in airplanes and gradually working his way up to himself.