Friday, December 18, 2009

Saying Goodbye....

We are around some of the greatest machines of all time and can really begin to take it for granted. We are lucky enough to be involved with aircraft that shaped our childhood dreams, something that becomes more and more rare in this time. When we start to take things for granted, we tend to think they will always be there... Well a one-of-a-kind machine will be leaving our quiet little airport to be auctioned by Barrett-Jackson in January. The Hamilton Metalplane has been a piece of Minnesota history for many years... we will be sorry to see it go, but wish Gary Lysdale the Best of Luck in getting a good price!
(Video Thanks to Barrett-Jackson)

(If you get the chance, stop by Hangar #5, two doors to the East of the CAF)

(This masterpiece of aviation is the last of existence and is absolutely gorgeous... check out the hand-made swirls in the cowling!)

(Not only will you see the aircraft, but documents, pictures and letters from people who worked on the aircraft, to the original manufacturers who helped get her back in the air!)

(Painted in the Northwest Airways colors, this aircraft holds a lot of history with the Twin Cities)

(Talk to Gary Lysdale, and chances are you'll be able to get into the cockpit!)

(This is the rather obstructed view from the pilot's seat)

(Even the passenger cabin is perfectly restored)

(Be sure to take some time and visit this masterpiece before it is sold!)

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