F4u Corsair

The F4U Corsair stands as one of the most effective aircraft of its time. Designed by┬áRex Buren Beisel, it fought in various roles in various wars. Here’s one with her wings folded.

dsc_1693

And another view from the front:

dsc_1695

Behind the Corsair stands a P40 Warhawk. Both aircraft are on my bucket list to fly someday. Not sure if that will ever happen, but when I have time (and money) I look for opportunities for just such adventure. By the way, take a look at this wing folding mechanism:

dsc_1694

Sheer genius at work there. For you aviation enthusiasts, enjoy the airshow circuit which will be getting busy soon. Always do your checklist.

Advertisements

Cessna 140

A true classic showed up at the local airport. Take a look:

IMG_0072

That’s a Cessna 140 from the mid-1940’s if my research is correct.

IMG_1248

Those are classic lines for sure. What a bunch of adventure this plane has seen.

IMG_1249

And the paint lends itself to adventure as well, bright colors making a bold statement. This aircraft is proof that as long as you take care of them, they’ll last a long time.

Published in: on September 4, 2016 at 12:46 pm  Leave a Comment  
Tags: , , , , , , , ,

Short Final 09

As long as we’re on the subject of airplanes, I had the good fortune to be invited for a flight aboard a Beechcraft Bonanza. It was a great day for flying, mostly blue skies overhead and light winds. After a jaunt about the area with a few stops for business purposes, we returned to our home airport. Here’s a POV on short final to Runway 09.

IMG_1143

The Bonanza is a stout aircraft. Less shoulder room in the cockpit than the Diamond DA-40 I usually fly. Still, with 300 horsepower up front, it’s a solid performer. Enjoy every flight.

Diamond DA62

Diamond Aircraft paid a visit to my local airport to show off their new twin, the DA62.

DSC_1308.JPG

That’s a sleek looking aircraft to be sure. This model had the Garmin G1000 instrument panel, which is another handsome feature.

DSC_1310.JPG

Having used the G1000, I can say it has all the features that make flying that much easier, safer, and fun. Note the center control stick, which is rather unique these days. I’ve flown with both a yoke and a stick, actually prefer the stick. Even from the flip side, this airplane has lots of style as you see in the next photo.

DSC_1309.JPG

Here’s another perspective just for fun.

DSC_1313.JPG

It will be interesting to see how this airplane performs in the marketplace. There’s plenty of competition. Looking forward to a ride someday, too. Always do your checklist.