Photo of the Day 6/2/18

This is another photo of the A-26C bomber from my recent trip to the Pacific Coast Air Museum.

The Butler Hanger that houses the plane has quite an interesting story of its own. It was built for the Army Air Corps in 1944 and 20 years later it was featured in the movie, It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World. Legendary stunt pilot, Frank Tallman, flew a Twin Beechcraft plane through this hanger three times to get the stunt on film. Three words came to my mind when I heard this story: Nerves of Steel.

Here’s a video clip of the stunt.


  10 comments for “Photo of the Day 6/2/18

  1. June 11, 2018 at 11:08 AM

    This is such a cool picture. There iris-like circles give it an ethereal, timeless quality.


  2. alstacer
    June 8, 2018 at 5:14 AM

    Your photos remind me of Armed Forces Days when civilians and families were allowed to tour the planes in the 1950’s and watch Blue Angel type formation flying. Dad flew B-26’s in the Pacific and Korea. Love the Mad, Mad video. Thanks for sharing.

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    • June 8, 2018 at 7:20 AM

      You’re welcome, Al. Did you ever go down to Port Everglades and tour the Navy ships during their Open Houses? Those days seem few and far between these days and it was a total rush when we had the chance to check out this plane.


      • alstacer
        June 8, 2018 at 12:42 PM

        Even though I worked at Port Everglades some during college breaks, I never saw the Navy Open Houses. Wonder if the fleet weeks include tours at the larger bases? You would have gotten a kick out of seeing the inside of the last plane my dad flew in 1960, KC-97 the prop refuelers that required the B-52’s to slow down to get the gas.


      • June 8, 2018 at 1:41 PM

        Quite the airborn ballet. ‘Props’ to your dad.


  3. June 2, 2018 at 7:06 AM

    Zoom! Eben the sound of Beechcraft is cool, your photo editing makes me think of the Way Back Machine….or time travel.

    Liked by 1 person

  4. June 2, 2018 at 6:01 AM

    Very cool shot, Allan. How’s the no-like-button working?


    Liked by 1 person

    • June 2, 2018 at 7:12 AM

      I haven’t noticed any difference but, then again, I’m not sure how to track it. I think that it works well with some of the this-day-in-history posts. Given what has happened on some days in the past.

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