Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Silver Bird...

...was a common term in old movies I watched when I was a kid.  I think it was used in Tarzan and other movies that involved primitive people living in deep, dark Africa.  Well, here is a gen-yoo-wine silver bird that refueled across from my office the other day.  It was built in 1959, and makes some very nice exhaust stack music.  I watched it take off, and it used most of the runway, so I think it must have fixed pitch props.


danno said...

Bet he departed to the North, headed for Oshkosh.

EAA Airventure kicks off next Monday

Anonymous said...

I was kind of surprised by the lack of smoke so typical of air cooled engines when starting.