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Flying aboard Hal Ewing's beautiful C-45F Expeditor "CC-696" at the 2012 NAS Oceana Air Show. Based on the Beechcraft Model 18, the C-45 first flew in 1937 and flew with each military branch during WW2. Over 9,000 were built in over 32 variants. The C-45 served as a navigation and bomber/gunner trainer and post-war, as a corporate transport, among other things. Special thanks to Hal Ewing and Captain William Doty and to NAS Oceana Public Affairs Officer Kelley Stirling for making this flight possible. (C)2012 Dan Adams - Jolly Roger Photography All Rights Reserved. Please SUBSCRIBE to my channel on YouTube and FOLLOW me on Twitter @jollyrogerphoto Visit WWW.AVIATIONPHOTOJOURNAL.COM for the BEST in aviation journalism.





Thats one CRAZY BEECH 18!
http://www.Facebook.com/Xrm150 I share great stuff on there! Please let me know what you liked or hated about this video! I read everything! Matt Younkin flys a Twin Beech 18 nice and low during the 2013 Tico Warbird Airshow. Here is some info on the plane straight from their website. The Beech 18 Matt performs (serial number 4383) in was built in 1943 by the Beechcraft Corporation at Wichita, KS. Designated an AT-7C, the airplane was bought new by the United States Army Air Corps and spent the duration of the war as a navigation trainer based at Houston's Ellington Army Air Field. In 1945, the Army transferred ownership to the Civil Aeronautics Administration (CAA) which would later become the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). Redesignated a C-18S and registered as N52, the airplane served with the CAA until 1949. The airplane was then reregistered as N59 and served as a VIP transport for the United States Department of Commerce until 1959. The airplane was then reregistered as N9109R and went through several owners including a drop zone and a university before being purchased by Bobby Younkin Airshows, Inc. in 2000. After a complete restoration, N9109R was pressed into airshow service as a replacement for N9729H, Bobby's original aerobatic Beech 18. After Bobby's untimely death in July of 2005, the Beech spent two years in retirement as a static display in Tullahoma, TN. Matt debuted his rendition of Bobby's airshow routine in the famous Beech at Sun-n-Fun 2007. Matt debuted his original night show in the Beech at Sun-n-Fun 2008 and has been performing in the airplane ever since. The Beech 18 is the flagship of Matt's airshow fleet. Matt considers this airplane the most special of the three that he performs in. Bobby first gained national notoriety in his airshow Beech in 1990 and continued performing aerobatics in Beeches for 15 years. Look for airshow appearances in the Beech 18 for many years to come. Wingspan 49 feet 8 inches Length 35 feet 3 inches Height 9 feet 4 inches Powerplant (2) Pratt and Whitney R985 engines (450 hp each) Propeller (2) Hamilton Standard 22D30 (2 blade) Fuel Capacity 198 US Gallons Cruise Speed 200 mph Top Speed 250 mph Stall Speed 80 mph Empty Weight 5400 lbs Gross Weight 8600 lbs Capacity 6 This plane sure does have that classic airplane noise don't you think?





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