This beautifully-restored antique training plane is owned by Capt. Charles Plumb, USN (Ret.), of Calabasas, CA. Charles flew F-4 Phantoms during the Vietnam conflict, and was shot down on his 75th mission. He spent 5 years and 9 months in a communist prison, and learned how to survive and come out of it stronger than when he went in.

He now gives motivational speeches all over the country on how one can survive in adversity. Take a flight, open cockpit down the Ventura shoreline, in this wonderful flying World War II trainer.

Crew Chief: Mike Perrenoud
Crew: Robert Blair

Specifications Fairchild PT-19A Cornell #N 641 BP

Wingspan: 35 feet, 11 inches
Cost: $10,500
Length: 27 feet, 8 inches Max.
Speed: 124 mph
Height: 7 feet, 9 inches
Cruising Speed: 106 mph
Weight: 2,450 lbs. loaded
Range: 480 miles
Engines: Ranger L-440 of 175 hp
Service Ceiling: 16,000 feet