Sunday, January 18, 2009

Big Tail

photo.jpg, originally uploaded by Kim Pallister.

Tail end of the Spruce Goose at the Evergreen Air Museum in McMinnville.

That fighter flying sideways behind it is not smaller because of perspective. Just because the S.G. is a BIG MOFO Airplane. BIIIIIGGGG!!!!

Tom got to sit in the pilot seat where Howard Hughes sat. What it must have felt like to power that big fat bird up into the air is unfathomable.

1 comment:

Steve said...

I had the good fortune to be in a flotilla of boats that watched the spruce goose come out of storage and into the then home of the plane here in Long Beach a number of years ago... It was quite a site to see the huge plane glide through the water as it was pulled by tugs.