Thursday, July 11, 2013
Seattle is probably one of the seaplane capitals of the United States - well, at least in the lower 48. I was excited about coming out here, because I hoped I could ride in one, on a tour of Seattle from the Air, AND that I could fly one myself, which I am scheduled to do on Saturday. This aircraft is a DeHavilland Beaver, on floats, designed in 1946 (when I was 4 years old!) They were manufactured up until 1967. One of the really cool things is that they are powered by big radial engines, and have a wonderful deep throated sound when they are running. This is a classic aircraft, and it was a thrill to finally get to ride in one. I couldn't pick just one shot, so here is a view of the dock at Kenmore Air at Lake Union, and then a shot from inside of the pilot just before we took off, AND... A shot out the front window as we flew by the Spece needle. That must have been impressive for the people looking out to see the aircraft headed in their direction!
Posted by Ken Spencer at 10:17 PM