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Gas & Steam Engine Show

Saturday, April 10th, 2010

It was a brisk morning with temperatures in the 50s.  Three cars and one motorcycle (yours truly on the motorcycle) met at the cruise in location to parade over to the Agricultural History Farm Park for the 14th Annual Gas & Steam Engine Show. 

Click here for a slide show of the event

 Here is the parade video shot by Pat on the way to the show.

There were numerous engines on display with most of them running.  Some were steam powered while others were gas or diesel powered.  Here is some video of some of the engines running.

There were several steam powered tractors that were parading around.  And Chuck was enthused with the Model A Fords.

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Today in Aviation History
May 25, 1927: Lt. James A. Doolittle files the first outside loop in a Curtiss P-1-B pursuit plane at McCook Field. Starting at an altitude of 8000 ft Doolittle pointed the nose of the a/c down and describes a circle of 2000 ft diameter, leveling out at his original altitude. At the bottom of the circle, flying inverted, it is estimated that his a/c was traveling at 280 mph. The outside loop had not been previously attempted because of fear that the a/c would disintegrate. [Note: French pilot Pegoud is purported to have performed outside loops prior to this date.]