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Matt Bowman, left, and airplane mechanic Eric Obsutth help members of the Ninety-Nines into the Waco biplane at Samuels Field Saturday.
Women take wing

Janice Welsh of La Port, Ind., and Maureen Kenney of Bakersfield, Calif., aren’t novice aviators. They’re accomplished pilots who have flown all kinds of planes. But this was a new experience.

On Saturday they were passengers together in a bright red replica of a 1930s Waco biplane. It was the first time either of them had ever flown in an open-cockpit aircraft or one with a tail wheel.

“It was more like flying like a bird than anything I’ve ever done,” Welsh said.

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