Check out the cockpit of this metal fuselage Jenny JNS. The Jenny trained 95% of our WWI pilots. Although the United States did not officially declare war on Germany until April 6, 1917, WWI began with the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand, heir to Austria-Hungary’s throne, and his wife, Sophie, on June 28, 1914. This year, 2014 marks the Centennial of WWI.
Following the end of WWI these new pilots could purchase a war-surplus Jenny and engine for as little as $400 and sought to bring freedom and the potential of flight to thousands. The Jenny’s top speed was about 75mph.
Yanks Open Cockpit Days occur the third Saturday of each month and have become very popular with our local families and aviation enthusiasts. We look forward to seeing everyone! Packages available include admission, cockpit access, posters, food and fun! See web for more upcoming events www.yanksair.com
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