Monthly Archives: December 2014

Rides and Dual in Alabama (an hour from Pensacola and Mobile)

Andy Bibber writes as follows:

“I wanted to let all the N3N and open cockpit biplane fans out there know that I am offering flight instruction in 44970. I’m based at 1R8 (Bay Minette, Alabama). About an hours drive from either Pensacola or Mobile. We have about 1700′ of grass that is perfect for taildragging”

“For the summer of 2015, we will be working in Fairbanks, Alaska, along with our SNJ-4 and returning to Bay Minette in October for the winter months.”

1956 44970 crop

Anyone up for an adventure? More from Andy:

“44970 is not a hangar queen, we have adventures frequently. Often, the front seat is empty, so, if there are pilots and other folks out there that want to see the countryside from a different perspective, we may have something that will interest you. Right now, we have the Alabama to Alaska trip for mid May if anyone would like to fly along for the journey or part of it. We will be returning from Alaska in early October.”

If anyone needs more information, Andy be contacted at: or (907)412-2504


Sam Lyon Print on eBay

There is a Sam Lyon N3N print listed on eBay (apparently there are still 3 available).  Listing expires January 26, link is here: Sam Lyons Print

Benny Britt told me that this is a painting of his aircraft – it’s historically correct down to the Bendix wheels:

Sam Lyons Print

If Santa didn’t bring you what you wanted last week, here is a chance to make up for lost time…