Saturday, October 24, 2009
Pictured above is a scene right out of the past... A Hamilton loading up for a working flight. The only one of these rare birds was restored back in the 1970's and has been stashed away in a hangar up in the North. Max Haynes has put together a stunning photo essay of the one of a kind Hamilton Metalplane. Take a few minutes to travel back to another time...
Hamilton Metalplane by MaxAir2Air.
Friday, October 23, 2009
Enjoyed a full Saturday of flying last weekend. Was able to take family for a short ride in the morning... another blog post on that later... and then flew down to Granbury, Texas in the afternoon for a local Swift Fly-In. I have been a fan of the Globe/Temco Swift for a good many years having worked on one as a job. My good friend Kelly talked me out of buying his nice, stock Swift to show me the 170 that I own. Happy with my choice of the 170 but I do admire the classic Swift. The Red River Swift Wing is an enthusiastic bunch. About fourteen of the slick birds came from around North Texas and even Arizona for the weekend of flying and fun. Locals held dinners and shuttled friends and fellow Swift owners around to the planned events. Thanks, Stan for the invite down... good to see you Janet and Alan! A few of my pictures are here. Stan wrote up a detailed report of the event here. Good times!
Thursday, October 15, 2009
Saturday, October 10, 2009
A friend of mine told me to drop in the National Postal Museum in D.C. so when my wife and I were there last week we went by. It was a treat to see three vintage aircraft hanging in the main display hall. A Stinson SR-9 and DH-4 and a Curtiss Pusher hang from the ceiling. Pictured is the DH-4. More pictures to come from our recent trip to Washington.