Barnstorming: A form of entertainment in which stunt pilots performed tricks—either individually or in groups called flying circuses.
Can you imagine a scene like this? A group of pilots flying for entertainment!
While this may not seem a completely outrageous idea, considering we have airshows even today, imagine how it must've felt wayyyy back then.
This "sport" grew in popularity in the 1920s. Flying was "invented" in 1903.
17 years after the first airplane took flight, people were watching planes fly for entertainment.
That's a bit strange to think about...
Think of someone in your family that lived in the 1920s. For me, that would be my great-grandfather.
Now imagine that person watching someone dangle off a plane as a form of entertainment.
It's hard to imagine someone doing that today; that is unless it's fake, and there are several safety ropes below them. But what can I say, people were wild during the roaring 20s!
Until next week...
Stay Curious ;)