Two pilots of the American Barnstormers Tour were at Tupelo Regional Airport with their biplanes this morning to get the word out that they’ll be back in town Wednesday and Thursday to offer rides. Not for free, however – they’re $70 per passenger.
The two planes are vintage 1929 aircraft that have been fully restored.
One is a Curtis-Wright Travel Air (the blue one), and the other is a New Standard Model D-25.
David Mars pilots the Curtis-Wright through Vintage Air Tour from Jackson, while Ted Davis is the pilot-owner of the New Standard through Biplane Rides of America.
“We’re here to keep aviation history alive,” said Mars. They’ll be in Russellville, Ala., this weekend, but were swinging through Tupelo and Oxford today.
They plan to be back in Tupelo Wednesday and Thursday, offering rides around noon until about 6 each day..