The Great Waldo Pepper

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The Great Waldo Pepper DVD cover.

Movie (1975)

Starring:
Robert Redford (Waldo Pepper)
Bo Svenson (Axel Olsson)
Bo Brundin (Ernst Kessler)
Susan Sarandon (Mary Beth)
Geoffrey Lewis (Newt)
Edward Herrmann (Ezra Stiles)


A biplane pilot who had missed flying in WWI takes up barnstorming and later a movie career in his quest for the glory he had missed.


Standard J-1

Trainer 2 seater aircraft produced from 1916 to 1918. Around 1600 produced. Waldo Pepper’s plane.

Standard J-1.
Standard J-1.
Standard J-1.

Another Standard J-1 in a spectacular demo.

Standard J-1.
Standard J-1.

Curtiss JN-4 Jenny

Most famous US aircraft of 1st WW, the JN-4 was a direct competitor as training airplane for the Standard J-1. Very similar to the J-1, but much more reliable and successful, they have been more than 6000 “Jennies” produced since 1915.

Curtiss JN-4 Jenny .
Curtiss JN-4 Jenny .
Curtiss JN-4 Jenny .
Curtiss JN-4 Jenny .

de Havilland DH 82A Tiger Moth

For this crash scene on the water, the JN-4 has been replaced by a more common De Havilland Tiger Moth.

De Havilland DH-82A Tiger Moth.
De Havilland DH-82A Tiger Moth.

Note the tank on the upper wing.

Bücker Bü 133 Jungmeister (modified)

Modified with a modern engine (Lycoming perhaps), a little bit anachronic.

Bücker Bü-133 Jungmeister.
Bücker Bü-133 Jungmeister.
Bücker Bü-133 Jungmeister.
Bücker Bü-133 Jungmeister.
Bücker Bü-133 Jungmeister.

N701D

De Havilland Canada DHC-1 Chipmunk (modified)

Highly modified DHC-1 Chipmunk without cockpit, anachronic for a story in the 10’s and 20’s.

De Havilland Canada DHC-1 Chipmunk.
De Havilland Canada DHC-1 Chipmunk.

Referred to in "The Great Waldo Pepper" as the “STILES SKYSTREAK”.

Sopwith F.1 Camel

A replica of the famous british aircraft.
Also seen in Airwolf (TV Series) - IMPDb: Frequently Seen Aircraft.

Sopwith F.1 Camel.
Sopwith F.1 Camel.
Sopwith F.1 Camel.
Sopwith F.1 Camel.
Sopwith F.1 Camel.

Fokker Dr.I

A replica of this famous triplane built in 1973 for use in this movie and registered N864DR. Imported to Australia privately, but subsequently acquired by the Australian War Memorial and loaned to the RAAF Museum. Relinquished by the RAAF Museum and believed to reside today, unregistered, at the Museum of Australian Army Flying, Army Airfield OAKEY QLD 4401..
Also seen in Airwolf (TV Series) - IMPDb: Frequently Seen Aircraft.

Fokker Dr.I.
Fokker Dr.I.
Fokker Dr.I.
Fokker Dr.I.
Fokker Dr.I.

Lockheed 8C Sirius

4 seat passengers version of the 8 Sirius. Only one built as 8C.

Lockheed 8C Sirius.


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