Tony Riccio

Tony Riccio standing in front of his Aristocrat 102-E airplane.
Tony in front of his Aristocrat, 102-E, powered by a five cylinder Wright J6 “Whirlwind Five” radial engine. This airplane was built by the General Airplanes Corporation at the manufacturing plant located in Buffalo NY around 1930. (I’m dating this picture between 1936-1937)
The back side of the above photo where Tony Riccio wrote that the Aristocrat was his first airplane that he purchased.
The back side of the above photo.
Tony Riccio and an unknown person standing along the side of Tony's Aristocrat airplane.
Another picture of Tony’s Aristocrat. Tony is on the right and an unknown man on the left.
Tony Riccio and an unknown person standing next to a Taylor "Cub" E-2 airplane.
Tony on the right, an unknown man on the left, and a Taylor “Cub”, E-2. The Aristocrat is in the background, on the right.
Tony Riccio standing next to a running Tayler "Cub" J-2 with a parachute pack on the ground.
Parachute training with a Taylor “Cub”, J-2?
Tony Riccio standing next to a running Tayler "Cub" J-2.
Tony getting a little prop wash while the pilot is grinning.
Tony Riccio and an unknown person kneeling next to a running Tayler "Cub" J-2.
I’m not sure why the pilot is out of a running plane, but Tony is on the left fixing his parachute strap.
Tony Riccio standing in front of his new J-3 "Cub".
Tony with his new J-3 “Cub”, 1939.
Tony Riccio sitting in the pilot's seat of his J-3 "Cub".
Tony pilots the J-3 “Cub” from the rear seat to balance the center of gravity when flying solo.
The back side of the above photo where Tony Riccio identified the airplane as his J-3 "Cub". (NC-19560)
The back side of the above photo.
Tony Riccio walking on the sidewalk of 34th Street in New York City on May 28, 1939.
Tony in New York City, May 28, 1939.
The back side of the above photo describing Tony Riccio in New York City on May 28, 1939.
The back side of the above photo.
Tony Riccio standing in front of his J-3 "Cub" during the winter season.
Tony and his J-3 “Cub”, December 1939.
Tony Riccio standing on the right side of his J-3 "Cub" wearing his winter clothing.

1 Comment

  1. Hey Bill, Always fantastic. I don’t know how you do it, but you do. Looking forward to warmer weather and pleasant skies!

    On Sun, Feb 21, 2021 at 9:16 AM Buffalo Air Park wrote:

    > awilliamriccio posted: ” A very determined young man, 1930. From the > hundreds of pictures that I have of my father, Tony, I decided to assemble > a short timeline to better illustrate his life but not bore you with an > extensive family photo album. I have chosen the most relevan” >

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