Post-World War One, pilots returned home, some finding work in civilian air, others taking to the sport of barnstorming.
Increasingly as more feats were made in the air, there was more interest in the possibilities of air travel and transport. This was particularly the case with the accomplishments of Charles Lindbergh.
Here we have a model: Keepers Of The Flame is a diorama by John Reid featuring a Canuck being prepped in a hanger for barnstorming.
Here we have a flying boat, the Curtiss Seagull.
I finish today with this display case about the first commercial bush pilot, Canadian Stuart Graham.
William - my husband is close to obtaining his private pilot's license, so this post resonated with me!ReplyDelete
A special hobby.ReplyDelete
Brave people who went up in those flying machines.ReplyDelete
And to think that we now routinely go into space..ReplyDelete
Gostei de ver.ReplyDelete
Um abraço e boa semana.
Dedais de Francisco e Idalisa
Airplanes have had many great changes over the years, I would be scared to get in the old planes.
Take care, enjoy your day!
@Angie: quite understandable.ReplyDelete
@Italiafinlandia: very much so.
@Denise: that is true.
@David: things change.
@Francisco: thank you.
@Eileen: I'd enjoy it.
That diorama is a gem!ReplyDelete
...the Seagull is amazing.ReplyDelete
I imagine it would have been hard to give up flying after the war.ReplyDelete
Tenían buena experiencia en el vuelo y podían conseguir un buen trabajo. ahora ya no tenían que correr el riesgo que supone una guerra.ReplyDelete
I knew the word, barnstorming, but not this application of it.ReplyDelete
What a wonderful flying boat.ReplyDelete
@Iris: I agree.ReplyDelete
@Marie: it would.
@anvilcloud: it's not used much anymore.
Great to see early planes, and models as well as photos!ReplyDelete
This museum seems to be so interesting.ReplyDelete
I find it so.Delete
A flying boat is a new one to me.ReplyDelete
It has a bit of grace to it, I think.Delete
A flying boat?! That's new to me...ReplyDelete
Not so to me, but it's a rare thing to see now.Delete
Nice museum. Love these plane models. I thought you might have shown this place before.ReplyDelete
It's been several years.Delete
Love the moth jacket and the model. William, I've been offline a couple of weeks. I'll never catch up with all your posts, but I'm getting "back!" I missed them.ReplyDelete
Fascinating WWI post and photos ~ such history ~ReplyDelete
Wishing you good health, laughter and love in your days ~
A ShutterBug Explores,
aka (A Creative Harbor)
The flying boat is incredible.ReplyDelete
Great historical aviation display and photos ~ReplyDelete
Wishing you good health, laughter and love in your days ~ Xo
A ShutterBug Explores ~
aka (A Creative Harbor)