Dec 23 2019


The problem with GeeBees is that they’re basically a Pratt & Whitney R-1340 Wasp Air Cooled 9 Cylinder Radial engine with a human being hanging on to it. I knew a guy who flew one (he had no reason to lie, or impress me, and those in a position to judge his credibility kind of nodded their heads) and what he said was they were fine planes except they always wanted to screw themselves into the ground which makes sense because they have huge torque, a heavy engine, and minimal control surfaces to reduce drag (the one he flew didn’t even have flaps).

Funny huh? He went on to other low risk jobs like testing Helicopters, when I met him he was an Organist.