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Passenger Flights BF9-2

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On Monday, October 5, I took my first passenger for a ride in the BF9-2. It was my wife, of course. After all, her name is on the registration, and she tolerated me for fourteen years during the build. We just made a short flight of about twenty minutes, and I flew as gently as I could, not knowing what her reaction would be to being down under that hatch with only the little oval side windows to look out of. She said it was actually quite nice, although she was a little cold in there. Visibility was better than expected, and she even thought she might be able to tolerate some cross-country work next summer.

Today I took my son for a flight from Bountiful to Logan, about 75 miles, for a fly-in breakfast. He said visibility was okay too, and he didn't get queasy like he normally does in a high-wing or low-wing. He thinks it's because a biplane rolls on a central axis rather than penduluming (is that a word?) above or below the roll axis. We saw Jeff Sorensen's nice looking Skybolt on the ramp, but didn't get to meet Jeff. I'm going to try to make Copperstate, but nothing for sure yet. Lots of fun so far.


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