Curtiss "Jenny" Plane Takes One of Two Final Flights


It was a beautiful day today and the sunny skies made it perfect for flying a plane.

The Curtiss “Jenny” Pane that was tested at the old Call Field Airbase was supposed to have one of two of it's final flights yesterday but the weather kept it grounded.

So Sunday organizers rescheduled the flight for this afternoon.

Dozens of people came out to watch the Jenny as she took off without a hitch.

The Jenny circled around Kickapoo Airport several times before landing so the crowd could watch the plane in action.

This Jenny was built in 1917 and used as a training plane.

It will soon be permanently placed in the new Wichita Falls Regional Airport.

“The dawn of aviation occurred with the Jenny and we need to save that for our children and grandchildren so they can they can see the airplane and appreciate what early aviation consisted of,” says Call Field Memorial Committee Chairman, Robert Seabury.

You have another chance to see the Jenny before it makes its final flight to what will soon become the Wichita Falls Regional Airport.

It will attempt to take flight again December 29th at 2 p.m. From the Kickapoo Airport.

This flight will be a commemorative flight, where the plane will tip its wings as it flies over the original Call Field Airbase in honor of the 34 men that lost their lives testing the Jenny.

For more information call 940-696-8783.

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