Air International 1986-08
D.Brown - Ford Trimotor Reincarnation /Veteran & Vintage/
Ralph Williams (left) and Walter Greer, who built this second example of the Bushmaster 2000, are seen here with their creation at Long Beach Airport. The Bushmaster’s distinctive shape has become a familiar feature at Californian airshows this season.
The Bushmaster 2000 dominates the Long Beach Airport ramp, towering above the array of smaller aircraft that are its more common inhabitants.
Deeper cockpit windows and a neally-cowled centre engine with three-bladed fully-feathering propeller distinguish the Bushmaster from the original Trimotor.
The Bushmaster cockpit is dominated by the control wheels and the triplicated engine controls on the central quadrant.