Thursday, June 30, 2011

Lockheed Leading in 2011

Les Whittlesey and team re-recreated the first flight of the Lockheed 12 prototype - here's the story by Les:

Yesterday we flew up to Burbank and shot a few photos of the Lockheed in front of old “Hangar 2”, one of the original Lockheed buildings at Burbank where they made the 12's. We then proceeded to take off at 75 years to the hour to recreate the first flight of the Lockheed 12 prototype out of Burbank. Call sign was "Lockheed 75". On the trip was myself, Kirk "Captain Kirk" Mc Quown and my dad Neil. We were well received by everyone. Planning for the 100th is starting now. Please forward to any interested Lockheed 12 folks.

Lockheeds Still Leading!

Monday, June 27, 2011

They don't make 'em like this anymore

And I reckon the heyday of such events was very brief. Certainly didn't contest the Mousetrap's run.

Looks like an attempt to cash in on fashionably new airships...

From here.

Saturday, June 25, 2011


Apart from the bone-domes and colour film it could be W.W.II.

Queensland and NSW based CAC Wirraways at Tocumwal, on the RAAF Pilgrimage this year.