Aviation Historian 6
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The wreck of a Pilatus Turbo Porter (possibly XW-PCC) photographed by ARB surveyor Cyril Wray at H’Ku in Thailand in 1965-66, in company with local Miao (Hmong) people.
As a postscript to our article in TAH2 on Francesco de Pinedo’s long-distance flights, Phil Vabre of Melbourne-based The Airways Museum and Civil Aviation Historical Society (http://www.airwaysmuseum.com) sent this photograph of de Pinedo’s SIAI S.16ter flying-boat, probably taken at Sydney, during the 1925 Italy-Australia-China-Japan voyage.
The Richard T.Riding's deafening photograph of Handley Page Victor B.2 XL164 coming in to land after a sparkling display at the 1961 SBAC Show at Farnborough. Lined up in the background are the nine English Electric Lightnings of No 74 Sqn, which, led by Sqn Ldr John Howe, dazzled the crowd with a formation take-off with full reheat, followed immediately by a vertical climb.
The Richard T.Riding's deafening photograph of Handley Page Victor B.2 XL164 coming in to land after a sparkling display at the 1961 SBAC Show at Farnborough. Lined up in the background are the nine English Electric Lightnings of No 74 Sqn, which, led by Sqn Ldr John Howe, dazzled the crowd with a formation take-off with full reheat, followed immediately by a vertical climb.
Inspired by our article in TAH1 about Playboy chief Hugh Hefner’s private DC-9, N950PB “The Big Bunny”, reader Fred Cross key has made this 1/144th-scale model (complete with handpainted Bunny logo) and presented it to the TAH crew. Thanks, Fred!
Bogey or Eagle? Lockheed PV-2 Harpoon N72707, formerly BuNo 37492, sets the golfing castaway scene at Mayday Golf in North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. To see the Harpoon from above, put co-ordinates N33.834898, W78.672735 into the “Fly to” box in Google Earth.
Continuing the castaway theme is a Bell UH-1 helicopter “looking for survivors” - the identity of the machine is unknown.