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Boisterous Pilot and Rare Staggerwing in Fatal Accident

Pat Napolitano and the Beech D–17 Staggerwing he called Queenie were quite a couple. An irrepressible, obsessive, detail-oriented pilot and mechanic, Napolitano doted on the iconic and demanding starlet from aviation’s golden age, and he kept the fabric-covered biplane in pristine condition. Napolitano, an avionics salesman for Mid-Continent Instruments and Avionics, crisscrossed the country with Queenie, visiting customers and […]

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