The Presence of the Past

Steve Wolf’s Samson Mite

Round engine, open cockpit, two sets of wings, tail on the ground. When it comes to airplanes nothing says blast from the past more than those factors. This plane isn’t an antique, however, but rather a homebuilt 3/4 scale replica of a biplane designed and flown over 60 years ago. Having flown similar airplanes, I understand the yearning to build and take to the air in aircraft with the feeling of yesteryear. In spite of the improvements in modern air travel, there will always be those with the vision to keep the special touch of the past always present.

This was seen at Wings Over Weirdale Fly-in. To see more images and videos of the fly-in, see my YouTube video at

#biplane #taildragger #homebuiltaircraft #EAA

Published by eskildoodle1

Retired physician with interests in writing, photography, music, and astronomy. I have written multiple stories of life experiences, travel, and astronomy, and have been playing the ukulele for 10 years. My wife Fairy and I travel frequently to the Pacific Islands of Hawaii, and French Polynesia, and I have learned several of their native-language songs. This blog will be a forum to share experiences with family and friends.

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