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Aristaeus
08-09-2009, 05:40 PM
One of my favorite things about the Golden Era are the aircraft, both Civilian and Military. I will try to represent as many as I can using screenshots from several different Flight simulations. I hope this is something people will enjoy as much as I do.

Aristaeus
08-09-2009, 05:45 PM
One of my favorites.
From FS2004, Pan American L-049 Lockheed Constellation leaving Midway Island.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v519/NS38th_Aristaeus/COMBAT%20FLIGHT%20SIM/connie3.jpg

http://plane.spottingworld.com/Lockheed_Constellation

Aristaeus
08-10-2009, 12:00 PM
Yamato Strike.
Grumman Torpedo Bomber {TBF} Avenger in CFS2.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v519/NS38th_Aristaeus/COMBAT%20FLIGHT%20SIM/normal_edited_avg.jpg
http://www.acepilots.com/planes/avenger.html

Gene
08-10-2009, 12:35 PM
Douglas C-47 Skytrain

http://www.richard-seaman.com/Wallpaper/Aircraft/NonCombatants/Transport/C47Dakota.jpg

German Blohm and Voss BV 141

http://garionsplace.co.uk/blomandvoss/bv141_4.jpg

I love it because it's so strange!


gene

Aristaeus
08-10-2009, 12:53 PM
Hello Gene
Nice to meet a fellow aviation enthusiast. I have taken the Blohm and Voss BV-141 up a few times,:D a very neat aircraft.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v519/NS38th_Aristaeus/COMBAT%20FLIGHT%20SIM/b_f0.jpg
http://www.vrcurassow.com/2dvrc/sscuracao/BlohmundVoss.html

cco23i
08-10-2009, 04:09 PM
I love the "connies" but here's my favorite, the C-54!

http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b12/cco23i/C-54.jpg

Scott

Matt Crunk
08-11-2009, 02:36 PM
Not exactly what most people think of as a "golden era" airplane, but the first version took flight in 1944, so I guess it qualifies: The Pitts Special aerobatic biplane. IMHO the most classic and beautiful aerobatic bipe to ever take to the sky.

http://www.pilotfriend.com/experimental/images11/31.jpg

Matthew Verge
08-12-2009, 04:38 AM
I love the Sikorsky S98. Beautiful plane, and something kind of romantic about it too.

Dixon Cannon
08-12-2009, 09:02 AM
Visit my blogspot at: http://sky-sovereign-dc-4e.blogspot.com/

http://i61.photobucket.com/albums/h44/dixon-cannon/Douglas_DC-4E_ramp.jpg

One of a kind - ahead of it's time. Lost and gone forever.

-dixon cannon

Dixon Cannon
08-12-2009, 09:11 AM
I love the Sikorsky S98. Beautiful plane, and something kind of romantic about it too.

I wonder if you mean the Sikorsky S-38!? I couldn't find anything on the -98.
The S-38 was portrayed in the movie 'Aviator' when Howard Hughes was teaching Kate Hepburn how to fly.

Here's good pic of the S-38 - Igor sure loved struts, didn't he?

http://i61.photobucket.com/albums/h44/dixon-cannon/3_lg.jpg

-dixon cannon

Gene
08-12-2009, 11:23 AM
DixieCannon, that DC-4E is great, no wonder I've never heard of it. Just look at the curves on those stabilizers!

Dixon Cannon
08-12-2009, 11:58 AM
DixieCannon, that DC-4E is great, no wonder I've never heard of it. Just look at the curves on those stabilizers!

Aye! She's a fine looking ship! Quite the lady, in her day!

-dixon cannon

Matthew Verge
08-13-2009, 09:18 AM
Dixon,

I did mean the S-38! The one in the picture there is Osa's Ark, isn't it?

Dixon Cannon
08-13-2009, 12:01 PM
Dixon,

I did mean the S-38! The one in the picture there is Osa's Ark, isn't it?

Yes it is. I believe there are only two S-38's still airworthy. The other is painted in the original Johnson's Wax motif. Both are simply beautiful!

-dixon cannon

Fletch
08-13-2009, 12:16 PM
My all-time favorite plane.

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2606/3818620904_156e356377_o.jpg

YouTbe vid here. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Ad65Ed0F0s) The Do X appears at about 2min 45sec.

Eyemo
08-13-2009, 01:43 PM
Not exactly what most people think of as a "golden era" airplane, but the first version took flight in 1944, so I guess it qualifies: The Pitts Special aerobatic biplane. IMHO the most classic and beautiful aerobatic bipe to ever take to the sky.

http://www.pilotfriend.com/experimental/images11/31.jpg

I flew in the twin seater Rothmans Pitts back in 85... it was like flying in a ww1 aircraft that was fitted with a jet engine...:eek: :D

Warbaby
08-13-2009, 11:36 PM
Not as exotic as some of the aircraft pictured here (love that Sikorsky S-38!), but two of my all-time favorites are the Beech Staggerwing and the Beech Twin:


http://www.warbaby.com/fedorapix/BeechStaggerwing2.jpg

http://www.warbaby.com/fedorapix/BeechTwin1.jpg

The Reno Kid
08-15-2009, 11:11 AM
I can't believe nobody has posted this one yet...

http://webpages.charter.net/kwdradio/WEB_files/web_photos/GeeBee01.jpg
Gee Bee R2

J.J. Gittes
08-16-2009, 11:10 PM
I can't believe nobody has posted this one yet...

http://webpages.charter.net/kwdradio/WEB_files/web_photos/GeeBee01.jpg
Gee Bee R2

The Gee Bee is one of my favorite planes. My other favorite is the H-1 Racer.
http://www.part103.org/PPC/rayul/Hughes%20H-1.jpg

NicknNora
08-17-2009, 03:43 PM
My favorite was the DC3.

http://www.geocities.com/CapeCanaveral/Lab/4515/Douglas3.gif

http://imagecache5.art.com/p/LRG/8/852/J3SY000Z/dc-3-ss-normandie-new-york-1938.jpg

I also like the plane in this poster. I have no idea what kind of plane it is but I have this poster over my mantle.:)

http://imagecache5.art.com/p/LRG/6/664/EEZC000Z/kerne-erickson-braniff-airways-manhattan-new-york.jpg

Diamondback
08-17-2009, 04:09 PM
Looks like either a Lockheed Vega or Electra--both single-engine miniairliners that also made decent executive- or longhaul race-planes. (A favorite of both Amelia Earhart and Wiley Post, IIRC.)

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Aristaeus
08-17-2009, 05:20 PM
Hello NicknNORA
That would be a Lockheed Vega, the Electra is a twin engine job. The Vega was the Aircraft Amelia used to cross the atlantic and from Hawaii to CA. Wiley flew around the world with one and both can be found in Museums. The Vega didn't last long as an airliner since single engined aircraft were deemed unsafe and banned as passengers liners.

NicknNora
08-17-2009, 05:27 PM
Thanks guys. I knew someone would know what it was.:eusa_clap

Aristaeus
08-17-2009, 07:45 PM
Amelia's Lockheed Electra L10E over Northern Mexico.
FS2004.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v519/NS38th_Aristaeus/COMBAT%20FLIGHT%20SIM/Leg2EnteringMexico.jpg
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lockheed_L-10_Electra

MisterCairo
08-20-2009, 10:16 AM
The Lancaster bomber:

http://image55.webshots.com/555/6/31/3/2359631030105491882maJPeR_ph.jpg

Warrussia
08-20-2009, 12:16 PM
My favorite airplane has to be the DC-3. I just love the way it has the angles. but my other airplane I like that is in realm of owning is the piper J-3,
http://www.pioneerflightmuseum.org/images/j3Cub.jpg
It was first built in 1938. It is a nice two seater taildragger that dosn't burn alot fuel. I am really thinking about getting my pilots license.

Aristaeus
08-23-2009, 08:21 AM
PZL-11 in CFS2 1939 Polish Campaign.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v519/NS38th_Aristaeus/COMBAT%20FLIGHT%20SIM/normal_Victorypoland.jpg
http://www.aviastar.org/air/poland/pzl_p-11.php

NicknNora
08-23-2009, 08:50 AM
My favorite airplane has to be the DC-3. I just love the way it has the angles. but my other airplane I like that is in realm of owning is the piper J-3,
http://www.pioneerflightmuseum.org/images/j3Cub.jpg
It was first built in 1938. It is a nice two seater taildragger that dosn't burn alot fuel. I am really thinking about getting my pilots license.


Nice plane.:eusa_clap

JohnnieT
08-23-2009, 01:01 PM
I'd like to offer up the Boeing 247D for this conversation. Carrying out roles similar to those of the DC-3, it accomplished the job with a little more style. It was, however, a little less versatile.

Another fantastic addition to the vintage aircraft category that deserves mention is the Grumman flying boat series. The Widgeon and the Albatross. The Widgeon was the smaller of the two carrying out coastal rescue and resupply, while the Albatross was a long range, heavy capacity aircraft capable of landing in open ocean if need be. The Albatross was used by the US Coast Guard into the early '90's. Musician Jimmy Buffett flies his personal Albatros, the "Hemisphere Dancer" throughout the Carribbean.

We also can't forget the classic bush plane, the DeHavilland Beaver. One of the longest lasting and most popular radial engine float planes. Still seen in the air today, mostly for adventuring through the back country of the northern US, Canada, and Alaska.

These are a few of my favorites. I apologize for not adding pictures, but connection speeds in Iraq prevent me from doing anything too taxing on our limited bandwidth.

Diamondback
08-23-2009, 01:10 PM
Good choice. Would you believe the DC line only came about because Boeing couldn't/wouldn't build enough 247's? (Then-subsidiary United Airlines had first call on the production lines and every design.)

This monopoly also led, in its breakup, to the creation of United Aircraft (now United Technologies) from Boeing/United Aircraft & Transport's eastern-US operations.

JohnnieT
08-23-2009, 03:33 PM
Thank you sir.
That is an interesting tidbit about one of my favorite aircraft. It's a shame too because in all the research I've done it seems that, although capacity wasn't comporable, the 247 out-classed the DC-3 in both speed and comfort. I find it more pleasing to the eye as well. On the other hand, no one can argue the versatility and durability of the DC-3 and it's military counterpart, the C-47.

I can't believe that I also left out two of the greatest workhorses of the late twenties and early thirties, the Ford and Fokker tri-motors. I don't know terribly much about either, but they were definitely the Sherpas of their time. Both have been featured in Clive Cussler's "Dirk Pitt" novels. One, the Ford, piloted by Pitt himself. The Fokker was featured in one of the historical introductions as a cargo plane for an archaeological dig that was shot down by a Japanese bomber during the Japan-China war. I wish I could offer more information than that.

Boodles
08-27-2009, 07:11 AM
Was there ever a better looking flying machine than the Constellation? Thanks for the Pan Am photo. Before now I don't think I've seen anything except the those in TWA dress. Someone once said that Howard Hughes (Herod Huge - Mad Magazine's spoof) had a role in the design. He did good.

Diamondback
08-27-2009, 01:29 PM
Doubtful, Boodles--the Connie was a Kelly Johnson show all the way, and the only thing those two titanic egos could agree on aside from the twin-engine/twin-boom-joined-by-tail platform for high-speed work was their mutual hostility.

Boodles
08-28-2009, 05:53 AM
Mr Diamondback, Thanks for putting me on the correct path with the Kelly Johnson news. In days gone by I have told way too many people that the Connie was a brainstorm of HH. It sounded good anyway, but the credit for that beauty needs to go to its rightful owner.

As an aside, your avatar never fails to remind me of two things 1) the beautiful 2-1/2 inch and the 4 inch pieces from Hartford resting in my safe and 2) both the pose and the corncob in the photo remind me of something I learned recently which is that some of MacArthur's troops had nicknamed him "Dugout" Doug (This I offer without comment). Thanks for both, sir.

Doctor Strange
08-28-2009, 06:18 AM
I was taking a little hike by myself at a nature preserve in Croton-on-Hudson, NY late yesterday afternoon, when I heard a distant rumble that grew louder and louder: the approach of a large prop-driven plane. I rushed to get to an opening in the tree cover on the off chance that it would go right overhead. Sure enough, it did. It was flying slowly and fairly low, and even though I only got about a half-second view, I shouted out loud (to nobody!), "My God, that's... that's a B-17!"

I'm no big aircraft expert, I've never seen one of these in flight before, but there was no question in my mind. And then in today's local paper, I saw this:

http://www.lohud.com/article/2009908280356

Very, very cool!

Aristaeus
08-28-2009, 10:38 AM
Hello all
You are right when you say H.H. did not design the Connie but it was H.H. and TWA that set the standard for this aircraft. Had it not been for TWA and the fact H.H. had control over it the connie as we know it today would not exist.

Dinerman
08-28-2009, 01:20 PM
http://i450.photobucket.com/albums/qq223/dinerman3/6012_124773665908_630485908_2300050.jpg
Saw this yesterday an the Auburn, Maine airport.

Diamondback
08-28-2009, 02:28 PM
DM, that might be the bird that's being dismantled to ship out here.

Aristaeus, possible--but the only reason I can see for HRH not aborting the project after finding out that his archrival (it makes sense, Kelly was the by-the-book trained professional engineer, Hughes was a lucky amateur who had the money to buy whatever talent he needed) was going to be spearheading Lockheed's design-team (unless Hall Hibbard was still around, then they might have used him as a "smokescreen" to cover Kelly) would be if the technical merit of the design was that spectacular. (Hughes tried to claim the P-38 was a ripoff of his XF-11, Kelly thought vice versa with some good reason, as the Lightning clearly came along well before the Hughes bird saw ink-on-paper. Personally, I think it was just a matter of great minds thinking alike, much like how von Braun inadvertently triggered a patent-infringement suit from reinventing Goddard's patented components.) If you can find a copy of Kelly: More Than My Share Of It All, he does have a humorous anecdote about teaching HRH to fly the Connie.

:offtopic: Boodles, both my small and large corncobs are Missouri Meerschaum, Mac's preferred corncob-pipemaker, and the nickname is a misnomer--he was known to, while Japanese air-raids were hitting Corregidor, stand out in the open as if he were daring them to hit him.

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Talbot
10-10-2009, 01:23 AM
Couple from FS9:


http://www.hi-upload.com/upload/uploaded11/stinson.jpg

http://www.hi-upload.com/upload/uploaded11/vultee.jpg

http://www.hi-upload.com/upload/uploaded11/mercury.jpg

Apols for the jaggies. Just upgraded to a newer box and haven't got the hang of the nvidia settings. Let me dig out some FSX screen shots.

Talbot
10-10-2009, 07:07 PM
Couple from FSX

http://www.hi-upload.com/upload/uploaded11/ryan.jpg

http://www.hi-upload.com/upload/uploaded11/stearman.jpg

kampkatz
10-12-2009, 12:27 PM
Thanks for the wonderful pics, Talbot. Makes one want to hop into the open cockpit and head for the heavens.

Mr. Godfrey
10-14-2009, 09:24 AM
Mine has to be the Ju52, both military and civilian, I would love to use one to travel around the world in, on my own private adventure.

http://cdn-www.airliners.net/aviation-photos/photos/8/8/4/1361488.jpg



http://www.airliners.net/photo/Lufthansa-(Berlin-Stiftung)/Junkers-Ju-52-3mg8e/1556484/&sid=ccfb595afac3dae8078e21fd1d095de6


Would keep it in silver but design my own tail fin logo.

Talbot
10-14-2009, 02:22 PM
I always think of the opening scenes of 'Where Eagles Dare' when I see one of these beauties

Talbot

Stearmen
11-12-2009, 11:29 PM
http://i800.photobucket.com/albums/yy290/strearmen/Goose.gif I can not believe that no one has mentioned the Grumman Goose! A real ariel yacht, and still working for a living. Some will remember the very forgettable television series Tails of The Gold Monkey. Terrible plot, very inaccurate history, but Cutters Goose was great!

Cigarband
11-13-2009, 10:40 AM
Cutter's Goose is on the Airshow circuit. I saw it a couple of summers ago in Michigan. A really beautiful aircraft.:D

Stearmen
11-15-2009, 10:54 PM
http://i800.photobucket.com/albums/yy290/strearmen/cuttergoose12.jpg http://i800.photobucket.com/albums/yy290/strearmen/cuttergoose204.jpg When did you see Cutters Goose? It had to make a crash landing in 2005, the two brothers that owened it got out all right, but there was a fire. Luckily the local Fire Department had just processed fire suppression on aircraft and saved the plane from being a complete right off. As you can see the plane was repainted since its movie days. On the good side, some guy salvaged it and was rebuilding it! He was suppose to have a web sight up in 2006 and sell tshirts, but no new word, I would have bought a shirt! I hope he did not run out of money, I can find nothing new on the planes whereabouts.

Cigarband
11-16-2009, 09:50 AM
I saw a Goose that was billed as "The Cutters Goose" at The Wings Over Michigan Airshow at Willow Run Michigan, in 2004. It had a white with red trim paint job, and the Pilot/Owner said he was a Surgeon. Could this have been an imposter?:eek:

Stearmen
11-16-2009, 10:50 PM
Supposedly this is the documented Cutters Goose. I can not seem to find any more information other then a few news paper articles on the demise of Cutters Goose. I would sure like to know!

V.C. Brunswick
12-11-2009, 05:13 AM
One of my favorite Golden Era aircraft is the Handley Page HP-42, the four-engine biplane airliners that were built for Imperial Airways (now British Airways) in the 1930s. It conjures up images of travel to exotic lands back when they were truly exotic. After establishing an enviable safety record in the service of Imperial Airways, they were requisitioned by the RAF during WWII for use as transports where they were all lost in various noncombat mishaps.

http://www.aviastar.org/air/england/handley_hp-42.php

Edw8ri
02-07-2010, 08:18 PM
The most beautiful aircraft of the golden era... hard to say. But here are my candidates.

First, the Supermarine Spitfire. Its eliptical wings make it unmistakeable.

http://i977.photobucket.com/albums/ae260/edw8ri/th_spitfire.jpg

Then there is the PBY or Catalina. Its long range made it invaluable during WWII, but she is a looker.

http://i977.photobucket.com/albums/ae260/edw8ri/th_PBY-N287.jpg

Finally, there is the most romantic aircraft of the golden era, and the one I would most love to have flown in - The Pan Am Clipper.

http://i977.photobucket.com/albums/ae260/edw8ri/th_clipper.jpg

Mr. Godfrey
02-09-2010, 03:00 AM
While not favourite Golden Age A/C, I do like the soft lines of the Rapide, I am supposed to be having a leisure flight this summer, weather and time permitting.

http://www.flugzeuginfo.net/acimages/dh89_coffey.jpg

http://www.aviationphoto.co.uk/Pictures/DH89%20Dragon%20Rapide%20G-AEML%20Shoreham%20Airshow%202005.jpg

I do look forward to the day I can have a leisure flight in one of these! like these lucky people.

http://cdn-www.airliners.net/aviation-photos/photos/1/0/2/1071201.jpg

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3epvybVQB9o :)

Cracker
02-09-2010, 04:34 PM
I love the old Pan Am Clippers.

http://i178.photobucket.com/albums/w266/cracker1743/chinaclipper.jpg
http://i178.photobucket.com/albums/w266/cracker1743/Picture593.jpg
http://i178.photobucket.com/albums/w266/cracker1743/Picture596.jpg
http://i178.photobucket.com/albums/w266/cracker1743/Picture600.jpg
http://i178.photobucket.com/albums/w266/cracker1743/Picture601.jpg
http://i178.photobucket.com/albums/w266/cracker1743/Picture602.jpg

Pera.T
02-09-2010, 06:50 PM
I got the opportunity to take a ride in a PBY Catalina over the weekend :D

It's great just getting to see one up close, getting to fly in one was an opportunity I couldnt pass up! After taking off we were able to get right up behind the pilots for a while in the cockpit, and move through the cabins into the back. Amazing views from the blisters!

I'll try to get a video clip onto youtube sometime!

http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a317/Darth-Tuapawa/Out%20and%20About/CIMG6932.jpg

Talbot
02-09-2010, 07:59 PM
http://www.aviationforum.org/articles/review_corsairville.shtml

Talbot
02-09-2010, 08:01 PM
And a fantastic blog by Dixon Cannon. Well done sir!

http://sky-sovereign-dc-4e.blogspot.com/

Dixon Cannon
02-09-2010, 08:39 PM
And a fantastic blog by Dixon Cannon. Well done sir!

http://sky-sovereign-dc-4e.blogspot.com/


Thank you! I love that old bird. I'm working on reproducing one of those old balsa model kits as we speak. Using the original plans with new wood. It's quite a project for someone who's used to plastic!

-dixon cannon

dhermann1
02-09-2010, 09:15 PM
Way cool. Question: does that aircraft have the same wing as the B-19? How much did it actually share with the DC-3? And the DC-6?
OT: I once (1969) flew from Oahu to the Big Island and back in a C-54 (on the way out) and a C-47 (on the way back). They were both military, so they were naked on the inside. We flew for about an hour (in the C-47) in low slow circles over the Kiluhea Crater, so the pilot could log his hours for the year. Great experience.

Dixon Cannon
02-09-2010, 09:56 PM
That DC-4E was completely unique in it's design. It was created at the suggestion of the major airlines of the day. After a year of shake-down under the United livery, it was decided it was just too complicated to operate and the airlines pulled out. Douglas scrapped design completely and started anew with a "new" DC-4. By the time it came into production, the war was one and the military preempted the airplane from commercial use. Thus the C-54!

-dixon cannon

Talbot
02-10-2010, 02:08 PM
Way cool. Question: does that aircraft have the same wing as the B-19? How much did it actually share with the DC-3? And the DC-6?
OT: I once (1969) flew from Oahu to the Big Island and back in a C-54 (on the way out) and a C-47 (on the way back). They were both military, so they were naked on the inside. We flew for about an hour (in the C-47) in low slow circles over the Kiluhea Crater, so the pilot could log his hours for the year. Great experience.

Well, thats got to be better than P51 time. Thats Parker 51 time:rolleyes:

Absinthe_1900
02-10-2010, 07:48 PM
And now for something completely different, a very sentimental favorite of mine.

http://i243.photobucket.com/albums/ff235/Herbsaint/XR-1test1copy72dpi.jpg

Talbot
02-13-2010, 11:09 PM
http://www.hi-upload.com/upload/uploaded12/princess.jpg

Perhaps not quite golden era, but I have a thing abouts boats that fly...

Rola
04-05-2010, 03:36 PM
PZL-11 in CFS2
I guess I know the guy who made it (Eric)... but I assure you, the real thing is way better:
;)
http://img517.imageshack.us/img517/5233/acd16.jpg

Few more pics can be found in "walkaround" section (not my website, this guy was doing some extra graphics for my dead website)
http://www.polish-aircraftprofile.strefa.pl

Dixon Cannon
05-29-2010, 12:38 PM
a newly restored Supermarine Spitfire, for your edification:

http://i61.photobucket.com/albums/h44/dixon-cannon/SpitOne.jpg

More photies to follow, I'm sure!

-dixon cannon

Silver Dollar
05-29-2010, 04:42 PM
I wish I had someting to add but you guys covered all the best when it comes to the golden era. :eusa_clap

cookie
05-29-2010, 08:45 PM
http://aviationmuseum.com.au/


I was actually born in this town and now it is famous for this museum bankrolled by the Lowey Family of Westfields Shopping centres fame (now the largest shopping centre owners in America with the UK to come). Westfields just celebrated its 50th anniversary FWIW.

dpyper
06-02-2010, 11:43 AM
some nice aircraft here
However some not mentioned

Shorts Empire class flying boats

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Short_Empire

De Haviland Tiger Moth

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/De_Havilland_Tiger_Moth

Mr Vim
06-06-2010, 11:48 AM
I live in Juneau, Alaska and we have the Hangar restaurant that is the original hangar for Alaska Airlines. There are all these great photos of the men who used to fly the planes, all wearing Ike jackets, fedoras and ties standing by these amazing era aircraft. Those pictures are one of the catalysts to my dressing as period as I can, because I can't help but think, these fellas we're in a profession that wasn't all that safe and here they are looking dapper as all get out... what a time.

spiff
07-18-2010, 12:26 AM
My favorite airplane has to be the DC-3. I just love the way it has the angles. but my other airplane I like that is in realm of owning is the piper J-3,
http://www.pioneerflightmuseum.org/images/j3Cub.jpg
It was first built in 1938. It is a nice two seater taildragger that dosn't burn alot fuel. I am really thinking about getting my pilots license.

Once upon a time I used to fly a Cub so I have a terrible sentimental soft spot for them. They are like the Go-Karts of airplanes and so fun to fly. My favorite part about the Cub is how the side window swings up and the door the folds down leaving you with a really great view.

Have you read the book "Flight of Passage"? It's about two kids who restored and flew a Cub from New Jersey to California. Really neat story.

Other than the Cub, my favorites are the Grumman Goose, and Lockheed Electra. Also the Evergreen Ford Tri Motor looks neat in the inside...resembles a bus and the flight yokes are actually steering wheels.
http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f296/ChrisVJ/A9TrimotorInt.jpg

Mr Vim
07-19-2010, 03:40 PM
The photo above makes all modern airline cabins look like so much garbage, I want to fly in that cabin! What class and how!

dhermann1
08-09-2010, 12:24 PM
I just saw a comment on another thread about the Junkers Ju 52. This got me thinking about the amazing airplanes the Junkers company produced in the early part of the 20th century. And that led me to this remarkabe airplane. I guess a lot of us are in love with some of the early multi-engine monstrosities, such as the Dornier flying boats, and Sikorsky's early flying gazebos. But this is a really slick elegant plane that I had never seen before.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Junkers_G.38

dr greg
08-09-2010, 02:37 PM
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/chat/2235898/posts

up196
08-09-2010, 04:55 PM
Stayed up late last night and watched the 1977 movie The People That Time Forgot on HULU. Is was a sequel to The Land That Time Forgot, both based on stories by Edgar Rice Burroughs.

A pleasant surprise was a major role in the movie played by a Vickers Viking biplane amphibian.

http://www.wrongsideoftheart.com/wp-content/gallery/cache/920__x400_people_that_time_forgot_poster_02.jpg

Turns out it was afull-size replica built for use in the movie:

http://www.brooklands100.org/aviation/G-EBED.htm

Movie poster credit wrongsideoftheheart.com

andy richards
08-11-2010, 12:27 PM
Love the Catalina also...
You can actually book a flight in this one, including waterlanding....

http://i662.photobucket.com/albums/uu347/sobat110/11968564.jpg

http://i662.photobucket.com/albums/uu347/sobat110/56095643_DSC_0584.jpg

It's part of the http://www.aviodrome.nl/ collection in Holland, 30 miles north of Amsterdam. They even have a 1940's RAF pilot's mess, which can be booked for a private party (of course with strickt dress code!).
Cheers,
Andy

dhermann1
08-11-2010, 12:58 PM
There was a popular jingle during WW II, to the tune of "Oh My Darling Clementine", that went "Oh, I'd rather be a Hellcat, than a fat old PB-Y".
Notwithstanding those lyrics, I'd love to have a ride in a PB-Y.

Sled Dog
08-11-2010, 09:36 PM
or better known as the Spruce Goose built by Howard Hughes.
Pics taken at Evergreen Aviation Museum, McMinnville Oregon

http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b171/kevinh01/EG4.jpg

Howards view from the cockpit
http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b171/kevinh01/EG17.jpg

Cockpit controls including 8 throttle levers
http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b171/kevinh01/EG16.jpg

Looking out the cockpit roof hatch, 4 of the 8 engines
http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b171/kevinh01/EG8.jpg

Tail section...big airplane :)
http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b171/kevinh01/EG7.jpg

Thanx for looking
Kevin

Warbaby
09-05-2010, 06:37 PM
Some great vintage aircraft footage from Oshkosh 2010:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CgM2W2vxsbw&feature=player_embedded

Fly Boy
09-07-2010, 12:40 PM
The SE5a -

http://cdn-www.airliners.net/aviation-photos/photos/5/2/9/1495925.jpg

The Sopwith Pup -

http://www.woodenlizard.co.uk/aircraft/shuttleworth/sopwithpup1024.JPG

Hawker Hurricane -

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/5/50/Hurricane_IV_KZ321.jpg

De Havilland Mosquito, the 'Wooden Wonder'
http://www.wwiivehicles.com/unitedkingdom/aircraft/bomber/de-havilland-dh-98-mosquito-bomber/de-havilland-dh-98-mosquito-03.png

Jish1969
09-19-2010, 02:52 PM
My favorite ever since I was a kid, the Lockheed P-38 Lightning...

http://i994.photobucket.com/albums/af69/jish1969/780px-Lockheed_P-38J_Lightning_-_1.jpg

Talbot
09-19-2010, 11:49 PM
I have always been intrigued by the F82. I understand they saw action in Korea.

Lining one up on a target, or even a runway would be interesting.

http://i62.photobucket.com/albums/h84/vonratnick/F82_twin_mustang.jpg

kampkatz
09-20-2010, 12:33 PM
Do you know if there are any flying examples of the F-82 anywhere on the airshow circuit?

Stearmen
09-20-2010, 11:03 PM
Do you know if there are any flying examples of the F-82 anywhere on the airshow circuit?
None are flying at this time! There are at least four being restored to flying condition. The old Confederate Air Force had a flying example, yes, it looks funny on final!

Diamondback
09-20-2010, 11:06 PM
Landing an F-82, I'd probably take it by lining up the radar pod on the runway center-stripe, or take it like a P-51 but treat the center-stripe as the "right edge line".

Silver Dollar
09-21-2010, 07:41 AM
If any of you who are interested in the F-82, there's a static one at the air park on Lackland AFB in San Antonio. It does have Korean War markings. If you're military or retired military, you'll be able to get in to see it.

Talbot
09-23-2010, 02:55 PM
The roll axis would lead to some different sensations for a pilot as well.

Silver Dollar
09-23-2010, 05:28 PM
Oh yeah it definitely will. An axis roll would feel more like a tight barrel roll and the pilot(s) would experience G forces similar to sitting in a bucket and being swung around by a cable.

Diamondback
09-23-2010, 05:30 PM
Sounds like fun if I got someone who hates flying in the other cockpit! "Okay, that was lunch... did I just see him vomit up a SHOE?"

lol

HepKitty
09-24-2010, 04:32 PM
here is a nice one

http://aviationmuseum.com.au/aircraft/Dragonfly.cfm

and my favorite (aside from the F22 of course but that doesn't quite fit in this forum), the A-1 Skyraider

http://www.skyraider.org/skyassn/index.htm

and me lucky enough to climb into one a few months ago. so stoked that I could see over the instruments, that's a challenge for little me. some of you have already seen me in front of this one, pretending that I owned it

http://img14.imageshack.us/img14/6213/06260014540887205.jpg (http://img14.imageshack.us/i/06260014540887205.jpg/)

Stearmen
09-24-2010, 10:11 PM
here is a nice one

http://aviationmuseum.com.au/aircraft/Dragonfly.cfm

and my favorite (aside from the F22 of course but that doesn't quite fit in this forum), the A-1 Skyraider

http://www.skyraider.org/skyassn/index.htm

and me lucky enough to climb into one a few months ago. so stoked that I could see over the instruments, that's a challenge for little me. some of you have already seen me in front of this one, pretending that I owned it

http://img14.imageshack.us/img14/6213/06260014540887205.jpg (http://img14.imageshack.us/i/06260014540887205.jpg/)
The good old Spad! The Air Force approached Douglas to put them back in production in the 60s, sadly, the tooling was gone! One of the WWII designs, that could run out of oil for the engine before they ran out of fuel! On the Sandy missions, rescuing downed Air Men, the pilots would pack their lunches. The A10, never really replaced it, and the Navy is still with out a replacement.

Berlin
09-26-2010, 05:35 AM
Oh this is absolutely my thread!
I lóve golden era aircraft.
Thanks for all the gorgeous pics!

lord_k
10-06-2010, 11:18 AM
Armstrong Whitworth AW.15 Atalanta
http://lh4.ggpht.com/_TS-xzb12aSg/TKy58FjDfWI/AAAAAAAAEZ0/XyTPhXwnHxI/s800/%23%20AW.15_Atalanta%201a.jpg
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The Atalanta was a high wing monoplane, powered by four 340 hp (250 kW) Armstrong Siddeley Serval III engines. Its composite construction included steel, plywood and fabric. The undercarriage was of the fixed type, but was cleanly streamlined to minimize drag. The overall design of the aircraft was rather modern, and somewhat closed the performance gap that existed between British and American airliners.
The aircraft had very few design flaws and any teething problems were quickly overcome. The prototype was flown to Croydon Airport for acceptance by Imperial Airways, and on 26 September 1932, it flew a commercial service from Croydon to Brussels and Cologne.
The Atalanta was capable of carrying up to 17 passengers, but Imperial Airlines limited the seating to nine passengers for the planes operating the Indian route and 11 passengers on those operating the African route.

Operational history (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Armstrong_Whitworth_Atalanta#Operational_history)
Specs (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Armstrong_Whitworth_Atalanta#Specifications)
Video (http://www.youtube.com/watch?hl=en&v=ELgmR8YRR9g)

Ennie
10-07-2010, 06:26 AM
A video with the most beautyful airplane ever, the WACO YMF.
You can still buy new ones, if you have the money:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TVuURimcmdg

Greetings Ennie

lord_k
10-07-2010, 08:00 AM
A video with the most beautyful airplane ever, the WACO YMF.


Beautiful video, great plane. Reposted it to our network (http://www.dieselpunks.org/video/preserving-a-classic). Thanks!

lord_k
10-07-2010, 11:59 AM
http://pics.livejournal.com/tarrantry/pic/000zde2a
Prewar passenger tri-motor floatplane of the Italian state-owned Ala Littoria airline

lord_k
10-08-2010, 11:29 AM
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4092/5034500879_24154e388a_z.jpg
The Savoia-Marchetti SM.75 Marsupiale (Marsupial) was an Italian passenger and military transport aircraft of the 1930s and 1940s. It was a low-wing, trimotor monoplane of mixed metal and wood construction with a retractable tailwheel undercarriage.
The SM.75 had a four-man crew, and its cabin was built to accommodate up to 25 passengers. Its short take-off run of 337 meters (1,105 feet) and shorter landing distance of 280 meters (919 feet) meant that it could operate from short runways on secondary airfields.
The SM.75 was powered by three Alfa Romeo 126 RC.34 radial engines rated at 559 kilowatts (750 horsepower) each at 3,400 meters (11,155 feet). Eleven aircraft fitted with three Alfa Romeo 126 RC.18 14-cylinder engines rated at 641 kilowatts (860 horsepower) at 1,800 meters (5,905 feet) were designated the SM.75bis.
(Wiki (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Savoia-Marchetti_SM.75))
Image: paul.malon (http://www.flickr.com/photos/paulmalon/) @ Flickr

lord_k
10-09-2010, 04:47 PM
http://pics.livejournal.com/tarrantry/pic/0049e6cp/s640x480
Nicknamed 'Trait d'Union', this plane has set nine world records (flight duration, distance, speed) in 1931. Two were built (D.33-01 and D.33-02); both crashed attempting non-stop Paris-Tokyo flights in 1931. This is the D.33-01
http://pics.livejournal.com/lord_k/pic/0064369a

p71towny
10-10-2010, 07:40 AM
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/4/4d/Boeing_B-29_Superfortress.jpg
My heart lies with the B-29.

lord_k
10-10-2010, 07:46 AM
My heart lies with the B-29.

Great. Absolutely great. I love its tanker (KB-29) and passenger (B-377) versions, too.

lord_k
10-11-2010, 01:36 AM
http://pics.livejournal.com/tarrantry/pic/005zg97k

http://pics.livejournal.com/tarrantry/pic/005zhc52

http://pics.livejournal.com/tarrantry/pic/005zxp4x

http://pics.livejournal.com/tarrantry/pic/005zyeky

http://pics.livejournal.com/tarrantry/pic/00602t08
Artwork © Lucio Perinotto

lord_k
10-13-2010, 04:06 AM
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lord_k
10-15-2010, 07:27 PM
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Powered by four 85 hp Continental pusher engines.

Repairman Joe
10-19-2010, 09:58 PM
My dream plane is the Grumman Albatross...many a time I've day-dreamed of leaving my life behind for a chance to be the King of Somewhere Hot with my own flying boat.....

lord_k
10-20-2010, 06:16 AM
My dream plane is the Grumman Albatross...

Here's a nice picture:
http://img55.photobucket.com/albums/v167/Gainesy/RCAF_Albatross.jpg

lord_k
10-21-2010, 09:47 AM
http://pics.livejournal.com/tarrantry/pic/0029bgsy

http://pics.livejournal.com/tarrantry/pic/0029gktz

lord_k
10-26-2010, 11:52 AM
http://pics.livejournal.com/tarrantry/pic/0012817h/s640x480

http://pics.livejournal.com/tarrantry/pic/00129hsx/s640x480

http://pics.livejournal.com/tarrantry/pic/0012ax4z/s640x480

http://pics.livejournal.com/tarrantry/pic/0012bz5a/s640x480

Aristaeus
10-31-2010, 11:50 AM
The Boeing Model 247

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v519/NS38th_Aristaeus/Combat%20civilian%20flight%20sims/UnitedBoeaing.jpg

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boeing_247

lord_k
11-06-2010, 12:00 AM
http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1416/5126332206_f44c1d8a83_b.jpg
via paul.malon (http://www.flickr.com/photos/paulmalon/) @ Flickr

HepKitty
11-08-2010, 09:51 PM
Here is the Ercoupe. The one I may learn in (please let me win the scholarship, please?) I'm told is from 1946

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ERCO_Ercoupe

Stearmen
11-08-2010, 11:31 PM
Here is the Ercoupe. The one I may learn in (please let me win the scholarship, please?) I'm told is from 1946

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ERCO_Ercoupe Really cool airplanes! Good luck, hope you get it to!

Talbot
11-09-2010, 02:23 PM
Heck, I like that price - US$2,665. Sign me up for one in polished aliminium!

Good choice for a nice sport plane.

Fletch
11-09-2010, 03:07 PM
Latécočre Late 631That ship is scary big. I assume it didn't fly often or for long.

HepKitty
11-09-2010, 08:01 PM
Really cool airplanes! Good luck, hope you get it to!

Thank you, me too!!! If so, it's either the Ercoupe or a brand new Zodiac. I can't decide!

Link for the Zodiac: http://www.zenithair.com/zodiac/ch650/index.html

Aristaeus
11-09-2010, 09:08 PM
Martin Mars

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v519/NS38th_Aristaeus/WWII%20Aviation/r3ytradewindstoreplacetfb2.jpg


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LZB3DPE7tUU



http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Martin_JRM_Mars

Aristaeus
11-10-2010, 10:45 AM
Here is the Ercoupe. The one I may learn in (please let me win the scholarship, please?) I'm told is from 1946

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ERCO_Ercoupe

This one is really nice.

HepKitty
11-10-2010, 06:25 PM
Martin Mars

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v519/NS38th_Aristaeus/WWII%20Aviation/r3ytradewindstoreplacetfb2.jpg


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LZB3DPE7tUU



http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Martin_JRM_Mars

That's a beautiful plane. Nice eye candy in the video too ;)

Dixon Cannon
11-10-2010, 08:12 PM
http://i61.photobucket.com/albums/h44/dixon-cannon/MM.jpg http://i61.photobucket.com/albums/h44/dixon-cannon/mm2.jpg

Martin Mars

Dixon Cannon
11-10-2010, 08:13 PM
http://i61.photobucket.com/albums/h44/dixon-cannon/mm1.jpg

Martin Mars

Stearmen
11-10-2010, 11:32 PM
[QUOTE=HepKitty;1115529]Thank you, me too!!! If so, it's either the Ercoupe or a brand new Zodiac. I can't decide!
QUOTE]

Ercoupe hands down! Though, if you want to be a good Stick & Rudder Man, er Lady, a Beachcraft Sundowner with the silly interconnected bungee cord ruder aileron disconnected!

BinkieBaumont
11-11-2010, 03:21 PM
Touring Australia early next year




http://www.yesteryearaviation.com.au/tour.htm

DanielJones
11-11-2010, 11:57 PM
Two of my favorite cargo aircraft are the Fairchild C-82 Packet and the C-119 Flying Boxcar. For no better reason in that my Father had used them when he was in the Army stationed over in Germany to hitch a ride from base to base.
http://www.theaviationzone.com/images/vintage/c119/bin/c82_01.jpg http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/c/ca/C-119(021001-O-9999G-016).jpg/778px-C-119(021001-O-9999G-016).jpg

If I remember correctly both aircraft were used in both versions of The Flight of the Phoenix.

Cheers!

Dan

HepKitty
11-12-2010, 10:11 PM
http://i61.photobucket.com/albums/h44/dixon-cannon/mm1.jpg

Martin Mars

Ohso pretty!



Ercoupe hands down! Though, if you want to be a good Stick & Rudder Man, er Lady, a Beachcraft Sundowner with the silly interconnected bungee cord ruder aileron disconnected!

lol I've heard the Ercoupe is easier and I must admit it would be cool to say that I learned in such an old plane, but it may be better to start with slightly more complicated. The Zodiac has a stick instead of a yoke which is a little more unsettling, but if I start with that the Ercoupe will be cake. Tomorrow is the day to choose though, given that the weather cooperates!

Stearmen
11-12-2010, 10:52 PM
Ohso pretty!



lol I've heard the Ercoupe is easier and I must admit it would be cool to say that I learned in such an old plane, but it may be better to start with slightly more complicated. The Zodiac has a stick instead of a yoke which is a little more unsettling, but if I start with that the Ercoupe will be cake. Tomorrow is the day to choose though, given that the weather cooperates!

Tally Ho! Up there is the earth, the aerobatic pilot said to his passenger!

HepKitty
11-13-2010, 03:34 PM
Tally Ho! Up there is the earth, the aerobatic pilot said to his passenger!

lol Too funny! We'll see if I can get far enough to do aerobatics :)

No flying today, too cloudy. Hopefully tomorrow!

Heater
11-14-2010, 09:54 AM
My great uncle help design this plane. He also worked on the B-26 during WW II. At it's introduction, the B-10 was the fastest bomber in the world, and faster than any fighter in the Air Corps. Hap Arnold called the B-10 the airpower wonder of it's day.

http://i268.photobucket.com/albums/jj32/WilliamTheConqueror/martinb10b.jpg

V.C. Brunswick
11-18-2010, 01:12 PM
What can be more Golden Era than model airplanes?


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ze7U8l9JCeY

HepKitty
11-18-2010, 08:58 PM
My great uncle help design this plane. He also worked on the B-26 during WW II. At it's introduction, the B-10 was the fastest bomber in the world, and faster than any fighter in the Air Corps. Hap Arnold called the B-10 the airpower wonder of it's day.

http://i268.photobucket.com/albums/jj32/WilliamTheConqueror/martinb10b.jpg

That's really cool about your uncle. Did he fly too or just give other people wings? :)

lord_k
11-19-2010, 03:53 AM
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via Vintage Poster (http://pignouf-vintageposter.blogspot.com/)
UPD: It's Armstrong Whitworth A.W.154 Argosy!

Heater
11-19-2010, 07:29 AM
That's really cool about your uncle. Did he fly too or just give other people wings? :)
Uncle Lewis was a designer, he also worked on the Martin B-26 the flew in WWII. My father told me that Uncle Lewis knew Glenn Martin personally. Since I'm an aviation buff I just love this bit of family history.

lord_k
11-21-2010, 06:31 AM
What can be more Golden Era than model airplanes?

Here's some more (http://dieselpunks.blogspot.com/2010/11/younsters-and-models.html), from Holland.

Warbaby
11-22-2010, 02:10 PM
1920s daredevil Gladys Ingle of the 13 Black Cats wing walks, transfers to another aeroplane and replaces a lost wheel. Oh - and she's not wearing a parachute. They just don't make daredevils like they used to...

http://www.oshkosh365.org/ok365_DiscussionBoardTopic.aspx?id=1235&boardid=147&forumid=180&topicid=5584

HepKitty
11-22-2010, 11:11 PM
1920s daredevil Gladys Ingle of the 13 Black Cats wing walks, transfers to another aeroplane and replaces a lost wheel. Oh - and she's not wearing a parachute. They just don't make daredevils like they used to...

http://www.oshkosh365.org/ok365_DiscussionBoardTopic.aspx?id=1235&boardid=147&forumid=180&topicid=5584


lol ok even I'm not that much of an adrenaline junkie. I'd rather fly the plane, methinks. Or at least have a parachute! Thanks for sharing that's really cool

Stearmen
11-22-2010, 11:19 PM
lol Too funny! We'll see if I can get far enough to do aerobatics :)

No flying today, too cloudy. Hopefully tomorrow!
I forgot to ask, have you had your first flight yet? If you can, you need to visit John Lane Jr. of Airpower Unlimited in Jerome, Idaho. Nice guy, and lots of cool restoration projects.

HepKitty
11-26-2010, 10:45 PM
I forgot to ask, have you had your first flight yet? If you can, you need to visit John Lane Jr. of Airpower Unlimited in Jerome, Idaho. Nice guy, and lots of cool restoration projects.

*pouts* NO! The weather has only been decent on days where flying is not an option because of work and today was beautiful except it's a holiday weekend. But I did have to work today anyway, nice they gave us advance *snort* notice as of late Wednesday afternoon but I digress. The 3 days that we had scheduled were all overcast if not snowing! We're going to keep trying though. One thing has been decided though, I'm going to learn in the Zodiac. I guess the Ercoupe needs some FAA paperwork done or has some other red tape type issue. I was kinda leaning toward the Zodiac anyway because it's more complicated and I'd rather just get it over with instead of taking too many baby steps. I have 2 scholarship apps sent in so far but I won't hear back on them until February. Hope to have enough to take advantage of the few nice days there may be in the meantime though.

Thanks for the info on Mr Lane, I'll look him up :)

Stearmen
11-26-2010, 11:37 PM
*pouts* NO! The weather has only been decent on days where flying is not an option because of work and today was beautiful except it's a holiday weekend. But I did have to work today anyway, nice they gave us advance *snort* notice as of late Wednesday afternoon but I digress. The 3 days that we had scheduled were all overcast if not snowing! We're going to keep trying though. One thing has been decided though, I'm going to learn in the Zodiac. I guess the Ercoupe needs some FAA paperwork done or has some other red tape type issue. I was kinda leaning toward the Zodiac anyway because it's more complicated and I'd rather just get it over with instead of taking too many baby steps. I have 2 scholarship apps sent in so far but I won't hear back on them until February. Hope to have enough to take advantage of the few nice days there may be in the meantime though.

Thanks for the info on Mr Lane, I'll look him up :)
Well, do keep us posted! Don't get to discouraged, weather is just part of the game, I have slept on many couches at different FBOs.

HepKitty
11-27-2010, 10:08 AM
http://www.airportjournals.com/Display.cfm?varID=0608012

I'm in love and I'm not even done reading the first paragraph lol thanks again for the info, Jerome is only a couple hours away from here. Driving that is. Gonna try to talk Steve into yet another Saturday flying trip. I've already told him about the warbirds hiding in Driggs, though we haven't gotten to see them yet.

http://www.tetonaviation.com/

What do you fly Stearman? Besides the obvious?

Stearmen
11-27-2010, 11:30 PM
What do you fly Stearman? Besides the obvious?
Actually, I am not flying a Stearmen right now. That was from what seems like another life these days! Unfortunately, now that it's on my dime, I am not flying much. But between this thread, and some other threads, plus, some questions about the Lockheed PV2D Harpoon I once flew as copilot, I have the itch real bad again! I wish Stinson L5 Sentinels were not so expensive, I had a lot of fun with one back in the mid 90s. As I have been told, I have no right to complain, I got paid to do what others only dream of, even if it was all to brief, at least to me!

dhermann1
11-28-2010, 07:36 AM
You know, it occurs to me that somebody should revive that all time great thread "Identify this aircraft - from the interior". I have no candidates, but I think I'll go find that thread and give it a good solid bump, see what happens. :)

HepKitty
11-28-2010, 02:26 PM
Actually, I am not flying a Stearmen right now. That was from what seems like another life these days! Unfortunately, now that it's on my dime, I am not flying much. But between this thread, and some other threads, plus, some questions about the Lockheed PV2D Harpoon I once flew as copilot, I have the itch real bad again! I wish Stinson L5 Sentinels were not so expensive, I had a lot of fun with one back in the mid 90s. As I have been told, I have no right to complain, I got paid to do what others only dream of, even if it was all to brief, at least to me!

*sigh* dreams for sure. I'd love to be a commercial pilot and do aerobatics. Forget this staring at the PC screen all day!

dhermann that's a good idea, bring it on! Unfortunately the only interior pic I really have is the one of the gauges from that Stearman or what we think is a Stearman. Have yet to make it back to the airport and get the N#

MikeBravo
11-28-2010, 07:41 PM
I may have mentioned this before but my favourite biplane of all time is the Stearman Speedmail.

This love affair started by accident when I purchased the below replica tin sign from an op shop. It was a real workhorse and one of the most beautiful planes ever made. It just looks so solid and strong, from the cowling to that big 'ol square tail.

http://www.anderooney.com/Graphics/HangerLarge.gif

HepKitty
11-30-2010, 07:02 PM
:offtopic: I love tin signs! Here's mine, I have it in the kitchen

http://img821.imageshack.us/img821/1448/seasidebakery8811171.jpg (http://img821.imageshack.us/i/seasidebakery8811171.jpg/)

Yes that Stearman is nice

Stearmen
11-30-2010, 10:06 PM
Just finished reading Ace profile 3, Manfred von Richthofen. I am not the biggest Red Baron fan, but this book has given me a new respect for the man! Not only does it go into the planes he flew and there color schemes, it also dispels many of the myths that have appeared in the last 90 plus years. Yes he did nose over on his first solo, but, it was an informal solo by his pilot, and with only 25 hours, instead of 30. No he did not need three tries to pass his pilots exam. All pilots went through three mandatory exams, he did fail his first, but then passed it and the other two. Keep in mind, there was a 50% wash out rate for students! No Werner Voss was not on track to pass him in number of kills. Voss did get to with in 13 before he was killed, but Manfred was grounded during this time, though he did get two during unauthorised flights. A little dry, with lots of statistics and percentages, but worth muddling through. Though I was very disappointed to find out that the LFG Roland C.II Walfisch had very bad landing habits, though Manfred never Pranged one. I though this would make a great project for a replica to fly at air shows. Unfortunately, most of his Crates were not even photographed, and he rarely talked about the type of plane or colors, other then red hood, red tail and red body, not much to go on! It wasn't until his last couple of planes that the press really started to photograph them. Still, a must read for any WWII aircraft buff!

Chas
11-30-2010, 11:42 PM
Like quite a few fighter pilots, BVR was a mediocre pilot. Billy Bishop, for example, was by his own admission a terrible pilot but a crack shot.

BVR's greatest strengths were as a leader and mentor to newer pilots; most of his kills were oppurtunistic kills in a/c that were far superior to the ones flown against him- I would rate him as an average pilot who was very lucky to have gotten as far as he did and probably doesn't deserve the legend tag. He was helped by the RFC's insistence upon sending men out to do a difficult job with crap aircraft (the RE 8 and the BE 2c). Only once in his career did he go mano y mano with a good pilot (Lanoe Hawker) and he never faced anybody like Ball, Mannock or Collishaw. From what I have read a lot of BVR's kills were "set up" for him. At the end of the day, he was killed making two rookie pilot's mistakes: target fixation, for one and secondly taking unneccesary risks to shoot down a plane that was running for home meaning, flying too low and exposing himself to ground fire.

To be fair to the blonde one, though, it's possible that his head wound affected his judgement in the last few months of his life and that contributed to his downfall.

There were quite a few pilots that were probably better shots and pilots than BVR-Rene Fonck, for example, was known for shooting down enemy a/c with as few as 10 bullets. He isn't remembered because, frankly, he was a bit of a jerk. It is impossible to verify, but it's very possible that he shot down as many as 100 a/c.

Werner Voss was almost certainly a better pilot than Richtofen; when 56 Squadron shot him down one of the British pilots said that his flying, shooting and fighting was so good that "he seemed to be shooting at all six of us at once".

Aristaeus
12-01-2010, 08:33 AM
One of my favorites.
From FS2004, Pan American L-049 Lockheed Constellation leaving Midway Island.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v519/NS38th_Aristaeus/COMBAT%20FLIGHT%20SIM/connie3.jpg

http://plane.spottingworld.com/Lockheed_Constellation

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v519/NS38th_Aristaeus/Combat%20civilian%20flight%20sims/connie3.jpg

Aristaeus
12-01-2010, 08:47 AM
Yamato Strike.
Grumman Torpedo Bomber {TBF} Avenger in CFS2.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v519/NS38th_Aristaeus/COMBAT%20FLIGHT%20SIM/normal_edited_avg.jpg
http://www.acepilots.com/planes/avenger.html

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v519/NS38th_Aristaeus/Combat%20civilian%20flight%20sims/normal_edited_avg.jpg

Aristaeus
12-01-2010, 08:49 AM
Amelia's Lockheed Electra L10E over Northern Mexico.
FS2004.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v519/NS38th_Aristaeus/COMBAT%20FLIGHT%20SIM/Leg2EnteringMexico.jpg
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lockheed_L-10_Electra

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v519/NS38th_Aristaeus/Combat%20civilian%20flight%20sims/Leg2EnteringMexico.jpg

Aristaeus
12-01-2010, 08:51 AM
PZL-11 in CFS2 1939 Polish Campaign.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v519/NS38th_Aristaeus/COMBAT%20FLIGHT%20SIM/normal_Victorypoland.jpg
http://www.aviastar.org/air/poland/pzl_p-11.php

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v519/NS38th_Aristaeus/Combat%20civilian%20flight%20sims/normal_Victorypoland.jpg

HepKitty
12-03-2010, 05:53 PM
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v519/NS38th_Aristaeus/Combat%20civilian%20flight%20sims/Leg2EnteringMexico.jpg

I do love these, nice photo thanks!

Talbot
12-07-2010, 09:57 PM
Flight sim has come along, hasn't it?

Aristaeus
12-11-2010, 01:50 PM
I do love these, nice photo thanks!
Your welcome.

Aristaeus
12-11-2010, 01:50 PM
Flight sim has come along, hasn't it?

Yes they have and these screen shots are from older sims. I havn't had the oppertunity to fly FSX yet.

Talbot
12-12-2010, 02:45 PM
I had FS9 configured so there was nothing newer than 1957 in it. Fantastic taxiing out from the gate and having to wait for a Convair on short final.

I upgraded my PC and have pure jerk-o-vision now. Frame rates ping from 4 - 40 FPS. I have have tried many different drivers to no avail.:confused:

FSX seem to run OK though, however there are not as many vintage options available without putting your hand in your pocket.

Not vintage, but enjoyable nonetheless, FSX Hawaii

http://i62.photobucket.com/albums/h84/vonratnick/Untitled9.jpg

http://i62.photobucket.com/albums/h84/vonratnick/Untitled4.jpg

http://i62.photobucket.com/albums/h84/vonratnick/Untitled6.jpg

I understand they are working on the next installment of flight sim as we speak.

HepKitty
01-22-2011, 08:32 PM
Sorry for the delay but I finally got more photos of the poor old thing rotting in the weather

http://img593.imageshack.us/img593/8983/dscf31673125458.jpg (http://img593.imageshack.us/i/dscf31673125458.jpg/)

http://img707.imageshack.us/img707/9595/dscf31683289837.jpg (http://img707.imageshack.us/i/dscf31683289837.jpg/)

http://img35.imageshack.us/img35/6202/dscf31723368120.jpg (http://img35.imageshack.us/i/dscf31723368120.jpg/)

Sorry but you just had to see that coffee can

http://img213.imageshack.us/img213/6092/dscf31743509388.jpg (http://img213.imageshack.us/i/dscf31743509388.jpg/)

And the really cool mailbox

Diamondback
01-22-2011, 09:28 PM
For some reason, starting to get caught up in collecting the various Wings of War board and miniatures games has really made me start to get curious about WWI combat aircraft... thinking it'd be really neat if I could put together all the Fokker Dr. I's of JG I in miniature, but documenting all ~50 is gonna be an ugly job.

Aristaeus
01-22-2011, 11:59 PM
I had FS9 configured so there was nothing newer than 1957 in it. Fantastic taxiing out from the gate and having to wait for a Convair on short final.

I upgraded my PC and have pure jerk-o-vision now. Frame rates ping from 4 - 40 FPS. I have have tried many different drivers to no avail.:confused:

FSX seem to run OK though, however there are not as many vintage options available without putting your hand in your pocket.

Not vintage, but enjoyable nonetheless, FSX Hawaii

http://i62.photobucket.com/albums/h84/vonratnick/Untitled9.jpg

http://i62.photobucket.com/albums/h84/vonratnick/Untitled4.jpg

http://i62.photobucket.com/albums/h84/vonratnick/Untitled6.jpg

I understand they are working on the next installment of flight sim as we speak.

That is a big improvment over FS9. I only fly the vintage stuff, but haven't changed the AI's. I need to get around to that.

Talbot
01-23-2011, 04:10 AM
Calclassic is your friend.

Have you had any experience with either the GoldenWings or SilverWings packages?

Talbot

bluestone120
02-03-2011, 10:11 PM
I volunteered at The Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome for two summers, where I was able to work around/with museum's collection of planes and autos (dating from 1900 to about 1935). http://www.oldrhinebeck.org/index.php

The collection includes flying "Pioneer" aircraft (1909 Bleriot XI, 1910 Hanriot), WWI fighters (Fokker Dr. I, Sopwith Camel, Albatros D. Va), jazz-age fliers, and many more. Rides are also available via 2 1929 New Standard D-25s. The entire collection is available for viewing on the main-site.

http://www.flightglobal.com/airspace/media/galleries/images/77239/500x400/bleriot-old-rhinebeck-aerodrome-usa.JPG


http://www.wallpaperweb.org/wallpaper/aircraft/1600x1200/Old_Rhinebeck_Aerodrome_Albatros_DVa.jpg


http://lh6.ggpht.com/_u_4Mn2fiG7k/SVCJ5c-cS7I/AAAAAAAAAR8/1DMl8rLj6rg/P1000335.JPG

The experience was fun, even if the repeat sunburns weren't...

Aristaeus
02-04-2011, 04:49 PM
Calclassic is your friend.

Have you had any experience with either the GoldenWings or SilverWings packages?

Talbot
I believe I have the GoldenWings download. That is where you fly around the Caribbean and Hawaii in an S-42. I don't recall the SilverWings package.

HepKitty
02-04-2011, 08:59 PM
I volunteered at The Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome for two summers, where I was able to work around/with museum's collection of planes and autos (dating from 1900 to about 1935). http://www.oldrhinebeck.org/index.php

The collection includes flying "Pioneer" aircraft (1909 Bleriot XI, 1910 Hanriot), WWI fighters (Fokker Dr. I, Sopwith Camel, Albatros D. Va), jazz-age fliers, and many more. Rides are also available via 2 1929 New Standard D-25s. The entire collection is available for viewing on the main-site.

The experience was fun, even if the repeat sunburns weren't...

ooh, some fun stuff! Thank you for the link and the photos :)

Stearmen
02-05-2011, 12:04 AM
I volunteered at The Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome for two summers, where I was able to work around/with museum's collection of planes and autos (dating from 1900 to about 1935). . This reminds me, I should get off my rear and get my Norton Fastback on the road. This years national Norton rally is just up the road from Old Rhinebeck! A great excuse to finally stop in.

stevencvn72
02-23-2011, 02:51 PM
Here's my Father's late '20s Great Lakes. Oh yeah...first post!
https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/_l1esCpJxVfQ/TPaIpdfRx4I/AAAAAAAAH5U/huAVJSaSmpU/s800/B%20and%20D%201.jpg
https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/_l1esCpJxVfQ/TPaF4IKymvI/AAAAAAAAHko/ctIDVu8cvH0/s640/000_1269.jpg

-Steve

MikeBravo
02-24-2011, 02:57 AM
Here's my Father's late '20s Great Lakes. Oh yeah...first post!
https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/_l1esCpJxVfQ/TPaIpdfRx4I/AAAAAAAAH5U/huAVJSaSmpU/s800/B%20and%20D%201.jpg
https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/_l1esCpJxVfQ/TPaF4IKymvI/AAAAAAAAHko/ctIDVu8cvH0/s640/000_1269.jpg

-Steve

If that's the first post, we're expecting big things from you in the future! Just kidding, welcome.

Don't forget to introduce yourself in New Ladies and Gents Step Forward (http://www.thefedoralounge.com/showthread.php?13888-New-Ladies-and-Gents-Step-Forward/page378)

MissLaurieMarie
03-12-2011, 10:26 AM
I'm a reporter/photographer and this summer I got to experience the media day at the local air show. I love flying and aspire to get my license some day (http://lauriecallsen.com/2011/02/15/live-the-life-youre-livin/), so couple that with my love of vintage and I was the happiest girl in the world! Plus, it was also a week before my birthday AND I got paid to do it.
I was up in a homemade rocket plane (not vintage) but there were lots of vintage crafts up in the air:
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/_cEbznYY3QIs/TFxHq2b_T8I/AAAAAAAABGE/pM3cqzzN2v8/s400/AirShow_2177.jpg
The Harvard T6, the Yak-18T and the 1951 Dehavilland. (Laurie Callsen/ QMI Agency)

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/_cEbznYY3QIs/TFxHqd9h6OI/AAAAAAAABGA/b_BPxU0N4a8/s400/AirShow_2151.jpg
Warren Pietsch and his P-51 Mustang "Dakota Kid". This plane changed the face of WWII (Laurie Callsen/ QMI Agency)

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/_cEbznYY3QIs/TGAosZR-zTI/AAAAAAAABLg/2HEFfV44eDk/s400/LC-Harvard2.JPG
Bud Granley flies the vintage T-6 Harvard, a plane that was not designed for aerobatics. (Laurie Callsen/ QMI Agency)

I have more photos from that day here (https://picasaweb.google.com/laurie.callsen/WetaskiwinAirShow?feat=directlink) if you're interested!

Miss L.

TTO
03-12-2011, 07:49 PM
http://giantbeard.tumblr.com/photo/1280/2747633490/1/tumblr_lf12rcSPgV1qe4lo2

The SuperMarine S6-b, my all time favourite plane!

-TTO

Story
04-27-2011, 02:38 PM
RACINE - A restored Ford Tri-Motor airplane built in the 1920s will be in Racine this spring for public viewing and flights. The plane will visit Racine's Batten International Airport, 3239 N. Green Bay Road, May 26 to 30 to kick off a spring and summer tour that includes 12 cities in five states. Racine is the only Wisconsin city on the tour, according to the Experimental Aircraft Association, which is organizing the tour and owns the plane, based at the EAA's Aviation Center in Oshkosh.

http://www.journaltimes.com/news/local/article_8e5b5498-69f1-11e0-8c7c-001cc4c03286.html

See also
http://museum.eaa.org/collection/aircraft/Ford%20TriMotor.asp

Summer tour dates for the MidWest
http://www.eaa.org/news/2011/2011-02-17_trimotor.asp

lord_k
04-27-2011, 07:55 PM
I volunteered at The Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome for two summers, where I was able to work around/with museum's collection of planes and autos (dating from 1900 to about 1935). http://www.oldrhinebeck.org/index.php

Thanks for sharing this.

Stearmen
04-27-2011, 10:39 PM
Wow! $60.00 to fly for 15 minutes in a Tin Goose, not bad at all!

V.C. Brunswick
04-27-2011, 11:03 PM
Junkers G38
Looks like it belongs in an Indiana Jones movie

http://planetagadget.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/05/junkers-g38-3.jpg

lord_k
04-27-2011, 11:54 PM
Junkers G38
Looks like it belongs in an Indiana Jones movie


There were two of them (http://www.dieselpunks.org/profiles/blogs/the-largest-land-plane-in-the). The second one was a double decker with two passenger compartments in the wings.

lord_k
04-29-2011, 03:27 AM
https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/_TS-xzb12aSg/TXLLfdO6QhI/AAAAAAAAFm8/TmnWfTawWqg/s640/AirAd3.jpg
The Model 314 had a 3,500-mile range and made the first scheduled trans-Atlantic flight June 28, 1939. By the year's end, Clippers were routinely flying across the Pacific. Clipper passengers looked down at the sea from large windows and enjoyed the comforts of dressing rooms, a dining salon that could be turned into a lounge and a bridal suite. The Clipper's 74 seats converted into 40 bunks for overnight travelers. Four-star hotels catered gourmet meals served from its galley.
Boeing built 12 Model 314s between 1938 and 1941. (Read more (http://www.boeing.com/history/boeing/m314.html))

lord_k
04-30-2011, 01:15 AM
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4132/4952467990_33b503fab4_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/74784995@N00/4952467990/in/set-72157604727564944/)
From front: DH89 Dragon Rapide, A.W. Atalanta, Fokker FXVIII
LOC/Matson Collection
via A30yoyo (http://www.flickr.com/photos/74784995@N00/) @ Flickr

lord_k
05-17-2011, 12:15 AM
http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5299/5551626545_51fd851dcf_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/paulmalon/5551626545/in/photostream/)

Mid-Continent Airlines were actually the launch customer for the Lockheed Lodestar, putting three of them into service (on "The Plains Route" as their network was known) early in 1940. The machine was a natural enhancement from the earlier Lockheed 14 (Super Electra), which, in turn had been developed from the model 10A Electra. (Ed Coates (http://www.edcoatescollection.com/ac3/Airline/Mid-Continent%20Airlines%20Lockheed%2018-08.html))

Image via paul.malon (http://www.flickr.com/photos/paulmalon/) @ Flickr

lord_k
05-20-2011, 03:05 AM
http://img-fotki.yandex.ru/get/5804/vahtangovkonstantin.47/0_60e78_b16a3ce8_XL.jpg (http://fotki.yandex.ru/users/vahtangovkonstantin/view/396920/)

via Konstantin Vahtangov (http://fotki.yandex.ru/users/vahtangovkonstantin/view/396920/?page=50) @ Yandex

V.C. Brunswick
07-18-2011, 12:01 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bYtazEBQ1K8&feature=channel_video_title

Story
04-24-2013, 12:34 PM
How I acquired the Howard Hughes Sikorsky S-43!
http://blog.kermitweeks.com/?p=5357

Stearmen
04-24-2013, 10:52 PM
How I acquired the Howard Hughes Sikorsky S-43!
http://blog.kermitweeks.com/?p=5357 You got to love Kermit! While he was atendant collage, he was out side playing a guitar, when it dawned on him, he would never have to work a day in his life, thanks to a large inheritance from his Grandfather. So he started buying WWII fighters, and it took off from there.

Stewart Field
06-27-2013, 06:12 PM
There's something about the DC-3 that "takes me back". I have a photo of a PanAm flight in my study.

feltfan
06-27-2013, 06:27 PM
You guys seen these newly discovered photos of a WWII England air base?

http://www.flickr.com/photos/49024304@N00/sets/72157608125792619/

Atticus Finch
06-28-2013, 06:34 AM
http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f248/g-1/Beaufort/Picture105.jpg

A Golden Era J-3 and a very young Atticus. This photo was taken in 1972 or thereabout, probably close to the time I soloed. Old 89 Hotel was one of two planes my father owned in the early 'seventies, the other being a 1959 model 172. But the J-3 was pretty much on permanent loan to me when I was learning to fly.

Dad believed that an aspiring pilot should learn to fly in an aircraft with conventional gear and as few modern conveniences as possible. “Modern conveniences” being things like flaps, radios, electrical systems, starters and anything other than the most basic instruments. He said that in such an aircraft, a person could learn to actually fly, and not just learn to drive an airplane. And he understood that there is a difference. I remember that he wouldn’t even let me use the paved portion of the runway at Beaufort Airport. He made me use the grass shoulder of the runway because he had learned to fly on a grass field and he wanted the same for me.

AF

Stearmen
06-28-2013, 11:39 PM
Your father was a very wise man!

Talbot
07-10-2013, 02:32 PM
Two big thumbs up to your dad.

Love the cub!

Having a memory moment here, did the '59 172 have a square rudder?

BigFitz
07-10-2013, 02:50 PM
Two big thumbs up to your dad.

Love the cub!

Having a memory moment here, did the '59 172 have a square rudder?

http://i130.photobucket.com/albums/p273/firestrat/1959_172_brochure_zps11f7d154.jpg (http://s130.photobucket.com/user/firestrat/media/1959_172_brochure_zps11f7d154.jpg.html)

DesertDan
07-10-2013, 05:01 PM
Went up a few times in a J-3 with my dad, loved those planes you really felt like you were flying as opposed to just 'riding' in an airplane. That might seem kinda ridiculous to say but I think those who have been up in one know what I mean.

Atticus Finch
07-10-2013, 06:31 PM
Two big thumbs up to your dad.

Love the cub!

Having a memory moment here, did the '59 172 have a square rudder?

Indeed it did. Here's Dad in his 172. We were flying in loose formation over Shackleford Banks when I took this photo through the open door of the cub. The west end of Harkers Island, North Carolina is in the background.

http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f248/g-1/Beaufort/flying%20club/Picture112-1.jpg

AF

Atticus Finch
07-10-2013, 06:42 PM
And this is my father standing with one of my highschool classmates. Her boyfriend (later, her husband) owned the 140 in the background and he kept it in Dad's hanger. BTW, all of these photos were from the same roll of film. I'm guessing they were taken on the same day.

http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f248/g-1/Beaufort/flying%20club/Picture114.jpg

AF