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August Mystery Plane: M-14 ThunderbirdW-F-W AIRCRAFT CORPORATION; THUNDERBIRD AIRCRAFT, INC; GENERAL AIRCRAFT CORPORATION W-14 THUNDERBIRD Bowerairlines — W-F-W Aircraft Corporation: Thunderbird Aircraft, Inc., General Aviation Corporation M-14 Thunderbird — dated June 24, 2014 3:13 pm. BY: WESLEY R. SMITH COPYRIGHT 2014 As the 1920s grew to a close, a popular biplane type was a three-place open-cockpit type, usually powered [&hellip… Read More
June Mystery Airplane: The Alliance Argo A-1By Wesley R. Smith Copyright 2014 “To fly it is to buy it!” So intoned a page one advertisement for the Alliance Aircraft Corp. “Argo,” which appeared in the July 27, 1929 issue of Aviation (V27 N4). But the story begins much earlier with birth of Aubrey W. Hess, and His brother, Adrian T. Hess, the [&hellip… Read More
April Mystery Airplane: STOUT ST-1By: Wesley R. Smith Correct answers were submitted by: Scott Webster, Steve Chess, Tom Hammitt, Larry Harmacinski, Don DeVoe, Larry Cole, William Naumuk, Mike Brown, Lynn Towns, Robert Still, Michael McCormick, Hugh Metzler, Hank Dahl, Darrel Toepfer, Charlie Tilghman, Stuart Bain, Bill Bosma, Wayne Muxlow and Evan Phillips. William Bushnell Stout, was born at Quincy, [&hellip… Read More
February Mystery Plane: Catron and Fisk C.F. 10 As early as 1911, Edwin M. Fisk was mentioned in the Los Angeles periodical, Aviation. An excerpt from the magazine states: “Edwin Fisk of Ocean Park, Cal., is completing a monoplane which embodies several original ideas. The machine will be equipped with an engine of his own design and construction and capable of producing [&hellip… Read More
December Mystery Plane – The Sundorph A-1 “Special”The December Mystery Airplane drew a good number of responses; the first received was from Dan Cullman who correctly identified the aircraft as the Sundorph Special. Others who submitted correct answers were Roy Oberg, Wayne Muxlow, David Helmso and Bradford Payne. For further information read Wesley Smith’s article that follows. The Sundorph A-1 “Special”by Wes [&hellip… Read More
October Mystery Plane – de Bothezat GB-5de Bothezat GB-5 by Wes Smith The GB-5 known as THE BUG had twin co-axial rotors operating in opposite directions through gearing at both ends of the engine crankcase. Georghe Bothezatu (Georgii Ivanovich Botezat–one source states his middle name was Aleksandrovich), was born in St. Petersburg, Russia on 7 June 1882. According to a Romanian [&hellip… Read More