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Year In Review 2018

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This post features a 2018 year in review in photos. My family spent a lot of time together and we love to adventure together. Those adventures could be spending the day at home, a day trip, weekend getaway or a week long vacation.


The Another Time offices are busy scanning vintage magazines. On an almost weekly basis we comb through our collection and scan aviation art and advertisements for our library. 


In March we checked out a newly painted F-5 at the Fort Worth Aviation museum near Meacham Field. Our boy likes the models in the museum and enjoys flipping switches in the simulator.

As often as we can our boy and I cruise the airports around North Texas. Hicks Airfield, Aero Valley Airport, Propwash Airport and Meacham. Rare vintage airplanes are always on our radar! In April we visited Propwash in Justin to check on a friends Ryan ST.



Our May family trip to Disneyland and Legoland in California included a side trip to see the airplanes at Planes of Fame and Yanks Air Museum. It wa…

TEXACO ad featuring Waco Cabin

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We recently sorted some aviation advertisements and found this TEXACO ad. The ad highlights their products used by airlines of the day. Oil companies themselves were big customers for cabin airplanes in the 1930s too. TEXACO had a large fleet of aircraft to move their executives and workers around the country.

Champaign Lady B-17 Restoration

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This past weekend I visited the Champaign Aviation Museum in Urbana, Ohio. My buddy Jim and family hosted our mutual friend Connor and I for the weekend of touring aviation sites. We spent one full day in Dayton at the Museum of the United States Air Force and then a good portion on the next day in Urbana.

The highlight of the visit to the Champaign Aviation Museum was seeing the progress on the B-17 (44-85813) named Champaign Lady. Below are the photos showing the progress.












Link - Champaign Aviation Museum

Cessna 170 History

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We scanned another cool advertisement for the collection. The Cessna 170 is dear to my aviation heart as I owned one for 17 years. The 170B is an outstanding airplane. 115mph cruise, 4 people could go for a local ride, 2 people could enjoy a cross country trip with bags. A nice flying tailwheel classic. This advertisement shows a 1956 170B and mine looked just like this. It had blue and cream trim with lots of polished metal. Best I can tell from the paperwork mine was the 14th 1956 model built. Great memories of a great airplane. This is a fun ad. The big flaps are shown to scale with a finely dressed man and the little girl sleeps in the back seat! It was a nice quiet airplane but not really quiet enough for napping children! We will keep scanning ads just like this one for our Classic Cessna collection to be offered in the next month or two on our Patreon. Join us on the journey in aviation history through vintage advertisements! Link to Patreon here.

For more history on the Cessna 17…

Patreon Charter Subscription

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It has been a busy and productive week at the Another Time office. We initiated a new scanning system that turned out to work quite well! The advanced set up allows for faster processing with even clearer resolution. We captured over 90 images in about two hours! The attached Curtiss-Wright sample was an office favorite and the October download bundle for patrons will be fabulous!
We are excited about the numerous possibilities for use with these incredible images. Not only are we working together to preserve the history of the aircraft ads and make them accessible to others, we are also eager to hear about all of the creative ways patrons will utilize them.  How would you use the images? Whatever your reason for becoming a patron, let us know how you make use of your monthly downloads and we will post your ideas on our Patreon page!  This week we are excited to offer a free aviation book for the first five charter subscribers to our Patreon library project. When you join any one of our…

XP-82 Twin Mustang Nears First Flight

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A North American XP-82 Twin Mustang is nearing is first flight after a ten year restoration. EAA has produced a video that is worth watching. I am beyond excited to hear of its first flight!


Links - XP-82 Twin Mustang Web Site

Spartan Executive NC17662 to Texas

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Spartan Executive serial number 28, NC17662 has a new home in Texas with the Mid America Flight Museum in Mount Pleasant. This Spartan 7W is a welcome addition to the impressive collection of vintage aircraft.



Serial number 28 was built in 1940 and served as a executive transport for the Spartan Aircraft Company. Maxwell Balfour, the Spartan Sales Manager, flew this 7W all around the country to promote the aircraft and visit the Spartan Schools in Muskogee and Miami, Oklahoma. Spartan retained this 7W for company use until 1976. 36 years of service!



It would fly on to new owners based in Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico and California before returning to Texas the summer of 2018. One interesting add on this Executive featured in years past was wing tip fuel tanks! The only 7W to be fitted with tip tanks.

We look forward to posting more photos of serial number 28 upon our next visit to East Texas.

Links - Spartan Survivors - Mid America Flight Museum