Lightning F.1A XM177 of No 56 Sqn was one of four examples of the type used during Exercise Trumpet, the Air Fighting Development Squadron’s high-altitude interception trials against Lockheed U-2s in late 1962.
Another Reyes Convair aircraft was C-131B CP-2026, photographed in apparently airworthy condition at La Paz in late 2012. This machine was formerly 53-7797 with the Arizona National Guard.
Convair T-29B c/n 329 in its current location in a busy town square in Cochabamba, Bolivia, on October 18, 2012. Local enthusiasts see the city as a future home for a Bolivian air museum; perhaps this Convair has booked its place in a Metropolitan Museum. Ouch!
The model with a Boeing 707 model to give an idea of the projected full-scale aircraft’s length;
A head-on view of the model of the world’s longest (and probably slowest) aircraft;
Three of the project’s major players - left to right: Air Cdre A.H. Wheeler, technical adviser; Lewis McCarty Jr; William Slater of Slingsby.