That’s an interesting question: if your chosen craft is a mothership, does it come with its full complement? Or would something like this Project Zveno monstrosityExcuse me, but your aircraft *is* the hangar. If you've got 50 vipers, your single craft outclasses any hangar thus far submitted in these posts as a battlestar holds more than 5.
Been there, done that in Amarillo Texas.What else would you use an airplane for in Texas?
Just about every small airport in the US has what is known as a "courtesy car," essentially a clunker that pilots can borrow. Most of them are retired cop cars. You simply fly in, buy some gas, and let the folks at the counter know that you need to run into town for lunch. They pitch you the keys, you run your errands, and bring the car back with more gas than it left with.
There's a small town called Llano* here that boasts one of the finest BBQ spots in the world, Cooper's BBQ. The lunch run activity at the airport here is so great that they have a small fleet of courtesy cars.
So, yeah, there is a symbiotic relationship between general aviation and brisket here. <G>
* Llano County is the setting for the book and movie "Old Yeller," which features neither airplanes nor barbecue. It did make you cry, though.
Your 15 years too late at Alaska for the 737-200 with a gravel kit. We used to have 2.A 737-200 with a gravel kit. For flying the family around.
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An Aviat Husky. My anti-jet. I will not hold altitude, I will not talk on the radio, I will not squawk codes.
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A Handley Page Victor. Because ugly.
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A British Electric Lightning for getting really high really quick. Also because ugly.
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And an SU-22. For Sunday flying. Also ugly.
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Sweet Aviation (of Sweetwater music fame if you know that company) recently took over the FBO at the airport our hangar is at. They're also a Cirrus Training and Service Center. They have one Vision now, but I bet we'll be seeing more fly in soon.Cirrus Vision, for when you want to go 500 miles quickly to eat at a favorite restaurant
Last August we took the cockpit tour of that beautiful monster, one of the two coolest things about it was A) getting to actually sit in the command seat,and B) if you are tall enough to stand up from the pilots position and look back over the top of the aircraft (there is a window panel above each pilot that opens , and the flight deck of the Spruce Goose can seat about 15-20 people, plus a number of engineers (it has several engineering stations on the flight deck since it was an experimental aircraft. It even has a retractable crows nest on the flight deck for a crew person to have visibility around as much of the aircraft as possible and to be able to watch the tail as it passes under things.I can't believe nobody has suggested the Spruce Goose
Flying boats and seaplanes are an interest but I did not know that, cool.It even has a retractable crows nest on the flight deck for a crew person to have visibility around as much of the aircraft as possible and to be able to watch the tail as it passes under things.
Better yet instead of a C-119 Boxcar....an AC-119 Shadow...P-38. Just a beautiful airplane
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A Lear 35, just because I like the looks with the wing tip tanks
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A Helio Courier, for those short runways
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A C-119 Flying Boxcar, just in case you need to move a lot of stuff, and I like the twin boom tails.
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And an Extra 300, just for fun
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Hadn't seen the BD-10 in a Blue Angel color scheme looks real nice!
My brother has (had?) a friend with a Spartan and would fly with him because he had lost his medical. Lear Jet of it’s era.Spartan 7W Executive. In my mind, this aircraft is tied with the Cessna 195 when it comes to the just downright sexiest aircraft to ever fly. Absolutely gorgeous.
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