a under powered, small tired, non-stol airplane
Back in the day, the 65 HP Taylorcraft was not considered underpowered in any way. Matter of fact, 65HP made it the hotrod of the product line until 1948 (Jack Gilberti's BC-12D-85). With a light load, the T-craft is definitely a STOL airplane. It's only shortcoming in the STOL department is in its lack of flaps or spoilers for precision landing approaches. In turbulent air it will not be easy to hit a specific spot on the ground with a short landing roll... because to land a T-craft short you have to slow it down pretty close to stall speed, making you fairly vulnerable to gusts and all manner of upsets. To a T-craft driver, that photo shows good flying skills for certain, but I'd bet there's a little bigger LZ behind the airplane than he would have needed in a flapped or spoilered airplane.
Give it up Pops... how much room did you have up there?