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Tag Archives: Benoist Type XIV

A PILOT’S VIEW, EPISODE 3

THE FIRST airline passengers were as hearty as their pilots, both residing in open cockpits. But maybe wind in the face wasn’t a necessary part of the experience. And before … Continue reading

July 5, 2014 · Leave a comment

ST. PETE FLIGHTS, REAL AND VIRTUAL, PART 2

MEANWHILE, ACROSS the Atlantic in another St. Petersburg, a Florida businessman named Percival Elliot Fansler approached aeroplane maker Tom Benoist with an intriguing idea. Tampa Bay separated the cities of … Continue reading

October 28, 2012 · Leave a comment