Saturday, October 14, 2017

TBM 930

Groton, CT  2017

This plane can be yours for a little over a million dollars, or so I've been told.  You can see the specs below. 

I think if you ordered today, you can have it time for Christmas! 

Friday, October 13, 2017

Stearman PT-17

Groton, CT  2017

Over 10,000 of these bi-planes were made during the '30's and '40's and used to train US Army Airforce pilots and Navy pilots.  After the war, thousands of surplus planes were auctioned to the public.  Many were modified to serve as crop dusters and sports planes.  They are often seen today at air shows doing aerobatics and wing walker stunts. 

Thursday, October 12, 2017

DC-3 (C-47)


Groton, CT  2017

The DC-3 first flew in 1935 and was built for commercial use.  It was converted to military use during World War II and was known as the C-47.  It transported troops, towed gliders, hauled cargo, parachuted both troops and supplies.  Over 15,000 of these planes were built and today it is estimated there are still 100-200 in operation.

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

AOPA Fly-In

Groton, CT  2017

The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) held a fly-in this past weekend at the Groton-New London Airport.  It was open to the public and featured a number of private airplanes on display along with some military aircraft.  This particular plane is a Beechcraft Bonanza.