Doesn’t look to be many options there, other than the one he took. And even that doesn’t look like he had a lot of room.
Great pilot! Many don’t even manage to survive their first crash. He survived three so far if I’m not mistaken.
As somebody who grew up with Indiana Jones, I had to immediately think of that:
That was great flying. Sorry about the aircraft though.
What would be the stall speed of this aircraft?
On another forum, someone (who is apparently the owner/pilot of a very similar type) reports
a relatively high stall and approach speeds of 65/ 85
unfortunately not making clear whether those speeds are in mph or knots.
If I had to guess MPH. Back then things were listed in MPH. Just did a google search of the Ryan and Stearman and they are listed in MPH. Not sure when Knots came into existence. Probably after WWII.
Not sure when Knots came into existence. Probably after WWII.
I have a vague memory shipping used them even earlier