On New Year's Eve we went to the airport near where we live. It was an unseasonably warm day for December and hubby took the plane up for a spin. It was a bit too cold for me, but I went along to watch. The skies were amazing.
These photos are a bit dark but you get the general idea. The plane is a 1943 Stearman, made to train WW II pilots. It is a piece of history, a bear to fly, but fun to ride in the open cockpit. The rider goes in the front!
These planes are disappearing, but there is nothing better than to hear that radial engine start up. Enjoy the new year. Welcome 2012.