November 12, 2012

Carvair N89FA

A couple months back I was itching to find a unique subject to shoot with my new camera, a Canon 60D.  With any new camera there is a learning curve so I have been shooting airplanes, cars, scenery and my niece and nephews soccer games!  So one Saturday morning I flew the 170 up to KGLE, Gainesville, Texas airport to photograph the Carvair, N89FA.  This modified DC-4/C-54 has seen the world from the air but now lives on the quiet ramp in Gainesville.  The dry grass and blue skies made for a worn and tired setting for this vintage ship.

November 11, 2012

Stearman Model 4 N667K

Sarah Wilson flew her newly restored Stearman Model 4E "Junior Speedmail" N667K through Dallas a few weeks ago.  The Stearman was on display at the Cavanugh Flight Museum so I took the time to visit the museum and snap a few photographs.  This rare Stearman was operated by Richfield Oil Company from 1929 to 1937 and wears the unique markings featuring the Richfield Eagle.  Jim Kimball Enterprises completed another amazing restoration with this Stearman.  See the photos below for the level of detail that went into this rare beauty.  Thank you to Sarah for saving and restoring this aviation treasure.

For more on surviving early Stearmans see our Civilian Stearman web page at -

Links - Stearman Flights - Jim Kimball Enterprises - Cavanaugh Flight Museum

Texas Antique Fly-In 2012

It was a windy Saturday in October for the 50th anniversary Texas Antique Fly-In.  My wife, Mom and I drove in and spent a couple hours catching up with friends and watching some airplanes come and go.  Because of the weather the aircraft attendance was down but still a few nice ships flew in.  A few photos below show the types that captured my attention.  Hope we see better weather next year!

Reb Stimson's T-34

Bill Signs Grand Champion Beech E18S

Tom Richard's Monocoupe

Scott Glover's TravelAir 6000

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