Buffalo Air PBY-5A Canso
Buffalo Air, Ltd Consolidated PBY-5A Canso C-FPQM (cv-425) fires up both
Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92S radial engines at Yellewknife (NWT) airport.
Twin Beech Runs off Runway
A Twin Beech (Beechcraft 18) appears to blow the right tire on takeoff
roll, then veers off of the runway into grass. There were no injuries and
no damage to the plane. This was at Nut Tree Airport in Vacaville
California on September 5, 2009 during the Mustang Days event.
Beechcraft C-45F Expeditor Flight over NAS Oceana - Beech 18
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
Special thanks to Hal Ewing and Captain William Doty and to NAS Oceana
Public Affairs Officer Kelley Stirling for making this flight possible.
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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!
Thats one CRAZY BEECH 18!
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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
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
This plane sure does have that classic airplane noise don't you think?
The Swiss Alps in a Beech 18
After maintenance and inspections we were fortunate enough to take a tour
of the Swiss Alps in a Beech 18. What a wonderful way to see some of the
most spectacular sights in Switzerland. Thank you for that Hugo!
Steve gets to fly the Beech through the Apls. A trip of a life time!