THE "JUNGMEISTER"

Photography Aviation posted on May 17, 2005
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SIGNIFICANCE OF THIS TYPE OF AIRPLANE: EVOLVED FROM BUCKER'S SUCCESSFUL FIRST AIRCRAFT, THE 2 SEAT BU-131 LIGHT TRAINER,GERMAN PRE-WWII PROPAGANDA IDENTIFIED THE "JUNGMEISTER"("YOUNG CHAMPIONS") AS A SINGLE SEAT CIVILIAN SPORT PLANE. ITS TRUE ROLE, HOWEVER,WAS TO CLANDESTINELY TRAIN FIGHTER PILOTS FOR HITLER'S LUFTWAFFE.BECAUSE IT EXCELLED IN AEROBATIC MANEUVERABILITY, IT PROVED AN EXCELLENT MOUNT FOR GERMANY'S NEW FIGHTER PILOTS TO BEGIN TO LEARN THE TOOL OF THEIR TRADE . CHARACTERISTICS OF THIS AIRCRAFT SPAN:21 FEET 7 INCHES LENGTH: 19 FEET 8 INCHES HEIGHT: 7 FEET 2 INCHES WEIGHT: 1290LBS. SPEED: 145MPH CRUISE HISTORY OF THIS AIRCRAFT: THIS REPLICA WAS BUILT BY BRANIFF CAPTAIN KEN LARSON USING DRAWINGS BY FRANK PRICE AND EXPERT ADVICE FROM JIM SWICK OVER A TWO YEAR PERIOD FROM MARCH, 1970 TO MARCH,1972 MR LARSON WON AT LEAST 41 FIRST PLACE CHAMPIONSHIPS DURING 1973 THROUGH 1999. HE WAS A PILOT WITH BRANIFF FOR 35 YEARS, BEGINNING WITH THE DC-3 AND ENDING IN THE BOEING 747.HE WAS ONE OF THE FIRST BRANIFF CAPTAINS TO FLY THE AEROSPATIALE CONCORDE SUPERSONIC TRANSPORT. IT WAS MY PLEASURE TO MEET SUCH A DISTINGUISHED PILOT THAT ALSO FLEW B-17s DURING WORLD WAR II IN EUROPE. HE GAVE ME A TOUR OF THE MUSEUM THAT I WILL ALWAYS REMEMBER AND CHERISH HAVING BEEN IN HIS COMPANY PS: THE PLANE WAS FLOWN BY MR LARSON ONLY A YEAR AGO WHEN HE DELIVERED IT TO THE FRONTIER OF FLIGHT MUSEUM AT DALLAS LOVE FIELD, DALLAS,TX

Comments (37)


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Sekadhar 1:24AM | Tue, 17 May 2005

Fantastic scene! Thank you for sharing! Excellent done!*****!

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squeeka 3:13AM | Tue, 17 May 2005

Wonderful Richard!! This looks like a very interesting and fascinating museum!! What a joy to meet such a distinguished person and I'll bet you never forget this visit :) hugglz :)

wannes 3:46AM | Tue, 17 May 2005

I work at the airport (Brussels) and I'm always fascinated with airplanes!! Excellent photo!!

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GOLDILOCKSUK 4:04AM | Tue, 17 May 2005

Oh wow Richard lucky you! The plane is superb! I love the condition of it. Very interesting reading and a superb shot well done vote Cathy oxoxox

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AnnaKirsten 4:12AM | Tue, 17 May 2005

What an honour, and what a woderful capture of this awe-inspiring event too!

Merlin2000 4:20AM | Tue, 17 May 2005

Wow what a beautiful and fantastic Image !!! Excellent and Vote!!!

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kimariehere 4:55AM | Tue, 17 May 2005

love the shot and the informitive write up .. wow so interesting and intriguing love it!! how lucky you were to be there VOTE! * ♥ !!

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Mondwin 5:20AM | Tue, 17 May 2005

SPECTACULARRRRRRRRRRRRR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!bravissimo!vote!:DDD

nhirschberger 6:28AM | Tue, 17 May 2005

Brilliant capture ! Fantastic composition ! Bravo ! Excellent work !!! VOTE

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Cosme..D..Churruca 7:04AM | Tue, 17 May 2005

Wow ! What a place... so full of fantastic artifacts ! Splendid shot Richard !

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Druidstorm 7:20AM | Tue, 17 May 2005

Richard I didn't think you were this old friend...lol...Outstanding photo and excellent write up on this amazing plane...Bravo!!!...:)

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Syltermermaid 8:30AM | Tue, 17 May 2005

What a great photo!! I can see sitting "The red baron" von Richthofen in it!!! It looks amazing!!! A wonderful reminder at times who hopeful never comes again!!! Excellent shot and thanks for sharing it with us!!!

live2 8:35AM | Tue, 17 May 2005

spectacular shot........and very interesting history to go with it!! Excellent!!

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Gor111 9:02AM | Tue, 17 May 2005

Excellent shot with this old plane! He must be the pilot wearing a dress with the same red color! ;-) V

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kansas 9:55AM | Tue, 17 May 2005

A wonderful photo. Beautiful plane. Thanks for all the info. Must have been a thrill to meet him and be in this museum. Thanks.

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DennisReed 11:40AM | Tue, 17 May 2005

A real treasure in so many ways! Bravo!

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RodolfoCiminelli 12:04PM | Tue, 17 May 2005

A wonderful history and photo my friend!!!

Lissa_lei 1:14PM | Tue, 17 May 2005

Wonderful shot and history Richard, it is always so nice to see things that I have never seen before, most of all to read a bit about the people and machines that started it. such a nice image and face of the curator, eccellent. V Lina

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Myako 2:04PM | Tue, 17 May 2005

Beautiful shot really sympathic is he with his sweet smile ^^ and the wonderful airplane in background, excellent shot and story!

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awadissk 2:52PM | Tue, 17 May 2005

Very beautiful image, fantastic!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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VDH 4:33PM | Tue, 17 May 2005

A wonderful history and photo Richard, indeed!!! Thanks for sharing!V

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maud 4:55PM | Tue, 17 May 2005

Fantastic capture and history Richard! A real treasure..Thanks for sharing and V :)

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Digitell 6:04PM | Tue, 17 May 2005

Fantastic photograph and a very lovely plane! Such a wonderful story behind the image..you must cherish the momment very much! Thank you for sharing!! VOTE!!

logiloglu 7:55PM | Tue, 17 May 2005

a wonderful capture. great expressions. excellent done,Richard #:O)

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SophiaDeer 9:29PM | Tue, 17 May 2005

Beautiful clear photograph and colors

MaryLynda 9:39PM | Tue, 17 May 2005

Great photo and what a wonderful experience for you too. Cherish any and all opportunities to learn about the past from "living history books". Fascinating to think of all the advances in aviation that Capt.Larson witnessed first hand.

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Akinom 3:56PM | Wed, 18 May 2005

Must have been such a great experience! A fantabulous capture, Richard! Thanks for sharing!

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soffy 4:52PM | Wed, 18 May 2005

Wonderful atmosphere in this museum and interesting story,excellent shotV

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jocko500 7:52PM | Wed, 18 May 2005

very super love this shot

wildfire2003 8:56PM | Wed, 18 May 2005

Love that plane over his head, wow! great shot!V

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