Aviation's Enduring Classics
Avation's most memorable airplanes from the 1940s and 1950s.
by Dan Linn
Let's go back to another time. A time when airplanes were basic and the skies were less crowded. Back in the 1940s and 1950s airports around America were populated by some of the most memorable classic airplanes to ever grace the skies. So memorable, that pilots today can easily identify these well known airplanes.
Come along on a photographic journey to America's small town airports and grass fields where Aviation's Enduring Classics still fly.
Aviation has been Dan’s passion since he was about two or three years old. He obtained his private pilot certificate in 1991 and has been flying and researching vintage aircraft ever since then. At age nineteen he purchased his first airplane, a 1946 Taylorcraft BC-12D. A few years later the second was purchased, a 1956 Cessna 170B. The 170 was flown to airshows in Florida, Iowa, Wisconsin and all over Texas. FLYING magazine featured the 170 in the November 1999 issue. When not working on Learjet simulators he can be found photographing aircraft at aviation events around the United States, researching vintage aircraft and spending time with family. Dan makes his home in Texas where he lives with his wife Candice and son Brennen.
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