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Flying the Friendly Village skies

 

Last updated 7/17/2008 at Noon

Glenn Smith watches a smoke trail while piloting his 1940 Stearman PT-17 biplane over North San Diego County.

Ever wonder what it would be like to experience complete exhilaration flying inside in a classic open-cockpit biplane while peering over the wings of a 1940 Stearman?

Beeline Airways, now based out of Fallbrook Airpark, is giving local residents and tourists the opportunity to take people back into flight history.

Glenn Smith, owner, operator and seasoned veteran pilot, offers his passengers unobstructed views of Fallbrook and beyond.

“There is a lot of history in this biplane, starting back in WWII,” he said. “The Stearman is very robust, strong and versatile.”

The classic look...



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