Aircraft Photo of NX912 | International F-18 Air Coach | #365856
Registration / Serial:NX912
Aircraft Original Type:International F-18 Air Coach
Aircraft Generic Type:International F-18 Air Coach
Aircraft Version:International F-18 Air Coach
C/n (msn):11
Aircraft Name:Miss Hollydale
City / Airport:Oakland - Metropolitan Oakland InternationalMap
Region / Country:California, United States
Airport Codes:ICAO: KOAK   IATA: OAK   Local: OAK   Other: -
Event:Dole Air Race 1927
Photo Date:5 August 1927 to 13 August 1927
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Photo ID: 365856
Photo Comment

A ruthless scam! Although the International F-18, or F-17W, could carry up to six people, this machine was ill-prepared for a flight to Hawaii. It was entered for the Dole Air Race by stunt pilot and actor Frank Clarke who apparently acted that he was going to take part while owner Parkford and aircraft broker Charlie Babb tried to sell the aeroplane, in the words of writer Alan Herr, 'to some desparate aviator in search of fame and fortune.' It was certainly offered for sale to Charles Kingsford Smith who was stunned. Miss Hollydale was either disqualified or withdrawn and Clarke and Babb left Oakland on 13 August. Photo from: California State Library

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