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Paul Stender – School Time Jet-Powered School Bus & Jet Port-O-Potty

"Trains to Planes 2010"

Taking the Southwest Chief to the Depot Inn & Suites Kirksville, Missouri, Regional Air Festival

September 11 and 12, 2010

Text and Photography by Carl Morrison (  Photo Contributions by Bob Williams, and Bob Cox.

Paul Stender – School Time Jet-Powered School Bus & Jet Port-O-Potty

School Time Jet-Powered School Bus is the first of its kind in the world. At nearly 10 feet high and 35 feet long, it is the largest jet vehicle on Earth. The bus is equipped with a 42,000 horsepower General Electric J-79 Jet Engine straight out of a F4 Phantom Fighter Jet. This will be the largest fire show you will ever see! The spectacular 75-foot flames and smoke shooting out of the exhaust of the bus makes for a hot ending to any twilight or night show.  --from Paul Stender's website, link on Links Page.

The Port-o-Jet Outhouse is a standard size and model port-o-john with one minor modification-a 1,000 horsepower jet engine!

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When Paul arrives, with the outhouse and bus on a flatbed, all eyes turn.

The back really is a 'fire escape.'

Inside - no seats for kids!

Inside the jet engine.

Everything is big in this act.  The lady is 6 ft. 3 in. tall

And his dogs are giants also.

Since the bus is about 10 ft. tall,

she does have to use a stool to clean the top.

Therese Waechter

Paul preparing for work.
6'3" girl is Therese Waechter

Therese Waechter

Photo Credit:  Bob Williams

Show business isn't always glamorous.

Photo Credit:  Bob Williams

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