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Barrels of fun at the Schenectady County airport

Moore said her customers aren't always history buffs or armed services veterans, though.

"We get a lot of veterans, but we also have a lot of children of veterans," said Moore. "We've also seen a dramatic increase in the number of women flyers and people over the age of 50."

Orrick said he had been considering an antique plane adventure for years. He and his friend Frank Kreitzer, also a pilot with small plane experience, had thought about traveling to Florida to realize their dream until they learned Moore's company was coming into their own backyard.

"I like both aviation and World War II history and I've been wanting to do this for some time," said Orrick. "It was definitely worth it."

After their stop in Schenectady, Moore and her crew will move on to the Clinton County Airport, offering rides from Thursday, June 26 through Monday, June 30.

Moore admitted that barnstorming has become more difficult with increased gas prices.

"We've had to increase our prices slightly," said Moore. "The AT-6 burns 30 gallons of fuel an hour."

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