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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 Mount Pleasant, Texas. The Mid America Flight Museum has an impressive collection of vintage aircraft and the Spartan 7W is a welcome addition. Especially for this Spartan enthusiast!

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.


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


Oshkosh AirVenture Awards 2018

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For the last 18 days I have been pouring over photo feeds from Oshkosh to soak up as much aviation goodness as I can since I did not make the show this year. The weather and attendance looked outstanding this year. Too many highlights to try and list. Be sure to set aside some time to look back through the EAA Flickr albums here. If you are on Instagram search the hashtag #osh18 for loads of photos.

EAA has posted the award winners for 2018 here. It was fun to see that Rusty Morris' Cessna 170B, N2935D as the winner of the Grand Champion Classic. It is a beautiful 170B and well deserving of the award! Below is a photo of N2935D back in 2010 in VERY original condition. Not many "barn find" originals exist anymore so when I first saw it the details took me back in time. Rusty has refreshed the paint and engine over the last 8 years so an Oshkosh award is no surprise to me. Hats off to the Morris family.


Aviation Posters - Time Flies

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Looking for a unique aviation gift? Check out Dylan Wreggelsworth’s creation at BVR Design - “Time Flies” Air Racer Poster: https://bvr.design/…/air-…/products/time-flies-racer-poster… It was designed in collaboration with Dan Linn of Fly to Another Time http://flytoanothertime.com BVR Design also carries unique t-shirts and patches that have graphic details only an aviation loving designer would incorporate. Watch for more upcoming designs from BVR Design and Another Time!

Vintage Lockheed Electra Junior Advertisement

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My current research "dive" has been into my magazine collection. The hunt for rare aircraft featured in company advertisements. I love the art, the ad copy and the company logos. Can you imagine the conversations around the boardroom tables in the 1930s as the executives crafted their next company ad campaign? It must have been pretty exciting. The Lockheed ad above even features a comic style story! Fly along as the owner does business all over the country.
Watch this space and the Instagram page (user name dtlinn) for more of the art as I continue to scan these cool ads.
Link - Instagram dtlinn