Try to find the spot where the photographer was standing.
That's a great vintage photo, but it needs more information. Who are these gentlemen? They both look familiar. What kind of airplane is that? We don't see very many open cockpit monoplanes these days.
Hmmmm. Could that be Smiling Jack Martin with the goggles? No, that's a cartoon character from that period.
[http://www.flickr.com/photos/howard33] Ryan is on the left, not sure who is on the right I am not sure!