Barnstorming was a popular form of
entertainment in the 1920s in which stunt pilots
would perform tricks with airplanes, often in groups as a
aerialists — or "barnstormers" as they became known —
performed almost any trick or feat with an airplane
that people could imagine. Barnstorming was also
the first major form of civil
aviation in the history of flight.
For many pilots
and stunt people, barnstorming provided an exciting and
invigorating way to make a living as well as a challenging
outlet for their creativity and showmanship.
HOT WEATHER SUGGESTION
FROM FLYING DAREDEVIL
Bergenfield N.J. When
the weather gets to hot for comfort Billy Bomar of the Howard
Flying Circus Goes up for plane ride where he can take advantage
of cooling breeze on wing of plane.
He is shown performing
stunt 1000 feet in the air as spectators below held their
breaths. July 1, 1929
AERIAL TAG IS LATEST
ROOSEVELT FIELD L.I.
Billy Bomar and Banda Strolarska of the Howard Flying Circus
scampering around the wings of an airplane high above the ground
as they playfully indulge in the latest aviation sport, "AIR
They are rehearsing
for the Aerial Circus to be held at Roosevelt Field, Saturday
August 17, 1929
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