Vintage Air Force Beechcraft 18 Start, Taxi, and Take-off
This vintage royal canadian airforce beech 18 made a fuel stop at the
morden regional airport (CJA3) on its way to oshkosh...it was a really
interesting plane, and during the startup the second engine backfired after
the first starting attempt!
Grumman F8F Bearcat Engine Start R2800
F8F Bearcat Startup, Pratt & Whitney R2800 radial. Great backfire at
00.46, much better in person. I was a ways away, and zoomed in while
shooting, didnt get the full backfire effect...
Taken at Historic Flight Center Paine Field, Everett Wa
F4U Corsair starts up
Corsair fires up on flight line at Davenport (Iowa) Air Show.
Turn it up loud!
Note: The brief noise at about 0:22 is a golf cart starting up near my
Beech 18 Turboliner
This is the aircraft I fly now. It's a very rare, highly modified Beech 18
- now designated as a BE8T. It has the Volpar gear instead of the
traditional tailwheel gear, the fuselage was stretched 7 feet and the R985
radial engines were replaced with TPE331-1-101B Garret turboprops. Its loud, fast, obnoxious, and a blast
to fly! Only a handful are still flying in the United States.
How to start a DC-3
Half the fun in flying any round engine airplane is in the starting.
Here's how to start a DC-3. To read about our flight from NY to Seattle in
April of 2007, go to www.dc3transcon.com
My other flying stuff is at www.kentwien.com