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Location:In Flight
Region / Country:California, United States
Photo Date:June 1950
Photo by:William T. LarkinsContact
Photo ID:163327
View count: 51
Gladys Davis flying her M-18C over downtown Concord, California, with appropriate "City of Concord - California" titles. She came in fifth in the Powder Puff Derby flying from California to South Carolina.
Registration / Serial:N122C
Aircraft Version:Mooney M-18C 55
C/n (msn):
Location:In Flight
Photo Date:June 1950
Photo by:William T. LarkinsContact
Registration / Serial:49-1092
Serial Painted:91092
Military Code:FU-092
Aircraft Original Type:North American F-86 Sabre
Aircraft Generic Type:North American F-86 Sabre
Aircraft Version:North American F-86A Sabre
Operator / Titles:USA - Air Force
Unit Markings:3525 AGS
C/n (msn):161-86
City / Airport:Las Vegas - Nellis AFB (KLSV / LSV)Map
Region / Country:Nevada, United States
Photo Date:26 March 1950
Photo by:William T. LarkinsContact
Photo ID:163324
View count: 26
A North American F-86A-5-NA Sabre carrying the bull's-eye insignia of the 3525th Aircraft Gunnery Squadron at Las Vegas AAF (now Nellis AFB). This Sabre was written off at Las Vegas AAF on 7 August 1951.
Registration / Serial:49-1092
Serial Painted:91092
Aircraft Version:North American F-86A Sabre
Operator / Titles:USA - Air Force
C/n (msn):161-86
City / Airport:Las Vegas - Nellis AFB (KLSV / LSV)
Photo Date:26 March 1950
Photo by:William T. LarkinsContact
Registration / Serial:146056
Military Code:RZ-056
Aircraft Original Type:Grumman C-1 Trader (G-96/G-125/TF)
Aircraft Generic Type:Grumman C-1 Trader (G-96/G-125/TF)
Aircraft Version:Grumman C-1A Trader (TF-1)
Operator / Titles:USA - Navy
Unit Markings:VR-21
C/n (msn):86
City / Airport:Alameda - NAS / Nimitz Field (KNGZ / NGZ) (closed)Map
Region / Country:California, United States
Photo Date:30 October 1965
Photo by:William T. LarkinsContact
Photo ID:163322
View count: 24
Grumman C-1A Trader freshly washed down at NAS Alameda.
Registration / Serial:146056
Aircraft Version:Grumman C-1A Trader (TF-1)
Operator / Titles:USA - Navy
C/n (msn):86
City / Airport:Alameda - NAS / Nimitz Field (KNGZ / NGZ) (closed)
Photo Date:30 October 1965
Photo by:William T. LarkinsContact
Registration / Serial:NC11795
Aircraft Original Type:Monocoupe 80/90
Aircraft Generic Type:Monocoupe 80/90
Aircraft Version:Monocoupe 90A
C/n (msn):A-719
City / Airport:San Carlos - Cooley Field (closed)Map
Region / Country:California, United States
Photo Date:1948
Photo by:William T. LarkinsContact
Photo ID:163321
View count: 24
This Monocoupe, built in 1937 and seen here photographed in 1948, was still current by 2013, owned by Raymond Gallarate.
Registration / Serial:NC11795
Aircraft Version:Monocoupe 90A
C/n (msn):A-719
City / Airport:San Carlos - Cooley Field (closed)
Photo Date:1948
Photo by:William T. LarkinsContact
Registration / Serial:NC99K
Aircraft Original Type:Fokker Universal (Model 4)
Aircraft Generic Type:Fokker Super Universal (Model 8)
Aircraft Version:Fokker Super Universal
Manufacturers:Fokker / Atlantic
Operator / Titles:Coastal Air Freight - CAF
C/n (msn):861
City / Airport:Alameda - San Francisco Bay Airdrome (closed)Map
Region / Country:California, United States
Photo Date:1937 to 1938
Photo by:William T. LarkinsContact
Photo ID:126668
View count: 45
Registration / Serial:NC99K
Aircraft Version:Fokker Super Universal
Operator / Titles:Coastal Air Freight - CAF
C/n (msn):861
City / Airport:Alameda - San Francisco Bay Airdrome (closed)
Photo Date:1937 to 1938
Photo by:William T. LarkinsContact
Registration / Serial:N9097Y
Aircraft Original Type:Piper PA-31 Navajo/Chieftain/Cheyenne
Aircraft Generic Type:Piper PA-31 Navajo/Chieftain/Mojave/Cheyenne
Aircraft Version:Piper PA-31-310 Navajo
C/n (msn):31-133
City / Airport:Concord - Buchanan Field (KCCR / CCR)Map
Region / Country:California, United States
Photo Date:January 1972
Photo by:William T. LarkinsContact
Photo ID:125594
View count: 61
Captain Elgen Long (first name often misspelled as Elgin or Eglin) flew around the world "vertically" over the North and South Poles in this Piper Navajo. The flight took place between 5 Nov 1971 and 3 Dec 1971 and covered 38,896 miles. The aircraft carries "First Solo Flight Around The World Over Both Poles" and "Crossroads Record" titles.
Registration / Serial:N9097Y
Aircraft Version:Piper PA-31-310 Navajo
C/n (msn):31-133
City / Airport:Concord - Buchanan Field (KCCR / CCR)
Photo Date:January 1972
Photo by:William T. LarkinsContact
Registration / Serial:VH-UUI
Aircraft Original Type:General Aircraft Genairco
Aircraft Generic Type:General Aircraft Genairco
Aircraft Version:General Aircraft Genairco Cabin
C/n (msn):17
City / Airport:Palo Alto (PAO)Map
Region / Country:California, United States
Photo Date:June 1967
Photo by:William T. LarkinsContact
Photo ID:125571
View count: 35
Former VH-UUI became N240G in May 1966, but in this photo it does not appear to be carrying its new registration yet. This General Aircraft Company Genairco Cabin biplane was first registered in Australia as VH-UOH on 2 June 1930, and reregistered as VH-UUI on 24 Sep 1936. In the late 1980s it was acquired by Kermit Weeks. Note the landing gear struts, inboard top wing struts, window and tail shapes.
Registration / Serial:VH-UUI
Aircraft Version:General Aircraft Genairco Cabin
C/n (msn):17
City / Airport:Palo Alto (PAO)
Photo Date:June 1967
Photo by:William T. LarkinsContact
Registration / Serial:N168G
Registration Painted:VH-AFN
Aircraft Original Type:De Havilland DH.60 Moth
Aircraft Generic Type:De Havilland DH.60 Moth
Aircraft Version:De Havilland DH.60G Gipsy Moth
Licence-built by:LASCO
C/n (msn):27
City / Airport:Watsonville - Municipal (KWVI / WVI)Map
Region / Country:California, United States
Event:Watsonville Fly-in and Air Show 1970
Photo Date:23 May 1970
Photo by:William T. LarkinsContact
Photo ID:125520
View count: 36
Carries its actual registration N168G on the fin, and its previous registration VH-AFN on the fuselage and on the wings. Ex RAAF A7-44, licence-built by the Larkin Supply Co. (LASCO) in Melbourne, Australia. VH-AFN was cancelled on export to the USA on 21 May 1968, not long before this photo was taken.
Registration / Serial:N168G
Registration Painted:VH-AFN
Aircraft Version:De Havilland DH.60G Gipsy Moth
C/n (msn):27
City / Airport:Watsonville - Municipal (KWVI / WVI)
Photo Date:23 May 1970
Photo by:William T. LarkinsContact
Registration / Serial:76824
Aircraft Original Type:Martin JRM Mars (170)
Aircraft Generic Type:Martin JRM Mars
Aircraft Version:Martin JRM-2 Mars
Operator / Titles:USA - Navy
C/n (msn):9268
Aircraft Name:Caroline Mars
City / Airport:San Francisco - International (KSFO / SFO)Map
Region / Country:California, United States
Event:San Francisco Airport Air Fair 1948
Photo Date:10 October 1948
Photo by:William T. LarkinsContact
Photo ID:125517
View count: 122
The sole Martin JRM-2 Mars on exhibit at the San Francisco Airport Air Fair.
Registration / Serial:76824
Aircraft Version:Martin JRM-2 Mars
Operator / Titles:USA - Navy
C/n (msn):9268
City / Airport:San Francisco - International (KSFO / SFO)
Photo Date:10 October 1948
Photo by:William T. LarkinsContact
Registration / Serial:XT-608
Aircraft Original Type:Convair 240
Aircraft Generic Type:Convair 240/600 (C-131/T-29/Samaritan)
Aircraft Version:Convair 240-14
Operator / Titles:Central Air Transport - CATC
C/n (msn):130
City / Airport:San Diego - International (KSAN / SAN)Map
Region / Country:California, United States
Photo Date:26 October 1948
Photo by:William T. LarkinsContact
Photo ID:125516
View count: 46
Chinese Central Air Transport XT-608 landing at San Diego. This is a 1-1/4 inch image in the middle of a large negative (no telephoto).
Registration / Serial:XT-608
Aircraft Version:Convair 240-14
Operator / Titles:Central Air Transport - CATC
C/n (msn):130
City / Airport:San Diego - International (KSAN / SAN)
Photo Date:26 October 1948
Photo by:William T. LarkinsContact
Registration / Serial:44-33925
Serial Painted:433924
Military Code:OB-924
Aircraft Original Type:Consolidated 28 Catalina
Aircraft Generic Type:Consolidated PBY Catalina
Aircraft Version:Consolidated OA-10A Catalina
Licence-built by:Canadian Vickers
Operator / Titles:USA - Air Force
C/n (msn):CV-420
Location:In Flight
Region / Country:California, United States
Photo Date:23 June 1948
Photo by:William T. LarkinsContact
Photo ID:104846
View count: 105
Air Rescue Service Catalina from Hamilton Field flying over Marin County, north of San Francisco. Photographed from an AF Reserve AT-6C. Ex BuNo 67888, later to CF-NCJ.
Registration / Serial:44-33925
Serial Painted:433924
Aircraft Version:Consolidated OA-10A Catalina
Operator / Titles:USA - Air Force
C/n (msn):CV-420
Location:In Flight
Photo Date:23 June 1948
Photo by:William T. LarkinsContact
Registration / Serial:N4832V
Aircraft Original Type:Fairchild C-82 Packet
Aircraft Generic Type:Fairchild C-82 Packet
Aircraft Version:Fairchild C-82A Packet
Operator / Titles:SkySpray / United Heckathorn
C/n (msn):10070
City / Airport:Hayward - Executive (KHWD / HWD)Map
Region / Country:California, United States
Photo Date:May 1956
Photo by:William T. LarkinsContact
Photo ID:104785
View count: 47
Sprayer aircraft operated by the SkySpray division of United Heckathorn. This is one of the C-82s that operated agricultural spraying missions in Florida. This Packet crashed at Boca Raton, FL on 8 August 1956, only three months after this photo was taken. The other C-82 on the right is N4829V.
Registration / Serial:N4832V
Aircraft Version:Fairchild C-82A Packet
Operator / Titles:SkySpray / United Heckathorn
C/n (msn):10070
City / Airport:Hayward - Executive (KHWD / HWD)
Photo Date:May 1956
Photo by:William T. LarkinsContact
Registration / Serial:0253
Military Code:4-F-10
Aircraft Original Type:Grumman Model 11
Aircraft Generic Type:Grumman F3F (G-11/19/22/32/37)
Aircraft Version:Grumman F3F-1
Operator / Titles:USA - Navy
C/n (msn):[ 0253 ]
City / Airport:Oakland - Metropolitan Oakland International (KOAK / OAK)Map
Region / Country:California, United States
Photo Date:1937
Photo by:William T. LarkinsContact
Photo ID:104774
View count: 39
One of my earlier photos, taken in 1937 and showing an early F3F from the initial production batch for the US Navy. In those Black and White photography days we always preferred a Number 10 striped plane because the black always looked best on the finished photo. Red (Number 1) would come out dark but never as dramatic.
Registration / Serial:0253
Aircraft Version:Grumman F3F-1
Operator / Titles:USA - Navy
C/n (msn):[ 0253 ]
City / Airport:Oakland - Metropolitan Oakland International (KOAK / OAK)
Photo Date:1937
Photo by:William T. LarkinsContact
Registration / Serial:48-526
Serial Painted:8526
Aircraft Original Type:Sikorsky S-51
Aircraft Generic Type:Sikorsky S-51 (H-5/HO3S Dragonfly)
Aircraft Version:Sikorsky H-5G
Operator / Titles:USA - Army
C/n (msn):[ 48-526 ]
City / Airport:San Rafael - Hamilton Army Airfield (SRF) (closed)Map
Region / Country:California, United States
Photo Date:15 June 1948
Photo by:William T. LarkinsContact
Photo ID:104748
View count: 37
The wartime camouflage on the hangars was still evident in 1948.
Registration / Serial:48-526
Serial Painted:8526
Aircraft Version:Sikorsky H-5G
Operator / Titles:USA - Army
C/n (msn):[ 48-526 ]
City / Airport:San Rafael - Hamilton Army Airfield (SRF) (closed)
Photo Date:15 June 1948
Photo by:William T. LarkinsContact
Registration / Serial:142200
Serial Painted:2200
Military Code:NH-312
Aircraft Original Type:Douglas A-4 Skyhawk
Aircraft Generic Type:Douglas A-4 Skyhawk (A4D)
Aircraft Version:Douglas A-4A Skyhawk (A4D-1)
Operator / Titles:USA - Navy
Unit Markings:VA-113
C/n (msn):11454
City / Airport:Alameda - NAS / Nimitz Field (KNGZ / NGZ) (closed)Map
Region / Country:California, United States
Photo Date:1 January 2012
Photo by:William T. LarkinsContact
Photo ID:104713
View count: 46
Mounted on the pylon inside the main gate at Alameda Point (former NAS Alameda), beautifully repaired after the mishap on 14 June 2011 when the crane tipped over (see here).
Registration / Serial:142200
Serial Painted:2200
Aircraft Version:Douglas A-4A Skyhawk (A4D-1)
Operator / Titles:USA - Navy
C/n (msn):11454
City / Airport:Alameda - NAS / Nimitz Field (KNGZ / NGZ) (closed)
Photo Date:1 January 2012
Photo by:William T. LarkinsContact
Registration / Serial:63-13299
Serial Painted:13299
Aircraft Original Type:English Electric Canberra
Aircraft Generic Type:Martin B-57 Canberra
Aircraft Version:Martin RB-57F Canberra
Manufacturers:Martin / General Dynamics
Operator / Titles:USA - Air Force
C/n (msn):156
City / Airport:Fairfield - Travis AFB (KSUU / SUU)Map
Region / Country:California, United States
Photo Date:August 1968
Photo by:William T. LarkinsContact
Photo ID:52036
View count: 100
A rare one I think, at least it is the only one that I was ever able to photograph. It is a rebuild of B-57B 52-1573. Soon after this photo was taken, the RB-57F was redesignated to WB-57F.
Registration / Serial:63-13299
Serial Painted:13299
Aircraft Version:Martin RB-57F Canberra
Operator / Titles:USA - Air Force
C/n (msn):156
City / Airport:Fairfield - Travis AFB (KSUU / SUU)
Photo Date:August 1968
Photo by:William T. LarkinsContact
Registration / Serial:OB-R-907
Aircraft Original Type:NAMC YS-11
Aircraft Generic Type:NAMC YS-11
Aircraft Version:NAMC YS-11-128
Operator / Titles:Líneas Aéreas Nacionales - LANSA
C/n (msn):2046
City / Airport:Oakland - Metropolitan Oakland International (KOAK / OAK)Map
Region / Country:California, United States
Photo Date:6 December 1967
Photo by:William T. LarkinsContact
Photo ID:52032
View count: 100
En-route to Bolivia on delivery.
Registration / Serial:OB-R-907
Aircraft Version:NAMC YS-11-128
Operator / Titles:Líneas Aéreas Nacionales - LANSA
C/n (msn):2046
City / Airport:Oakland - Metropolitan Oakland International (KOAK / OAK)
Photo Date:6 December 1967
Photo by:William T. LarkinsContact
Registration / Serial:NC998W
Aircraft Original Type:Babcock Taubman LC-13
Aircraft Generic Type:Babcock Taubman LC-13
Aircraft Version:Babcock Taubman LC-13
C/n (msn):601
City / Airport:Rosemead - Fletcher (closed)Map
Region / Country:California, United States
Photo Date:21 May 1946
Photo by:William T. LarkinsContact
Photo ID:52011
View count: 60
Here's a rare one for those interested in such things. Engine was a Roche Rover L-267 of 75hp.
Registration / Serial:NC998W
Aircraft Version:Babcock Taubman LC-13
C/n (msn):601
City / Airport:Rosemead - Fletcher (closed)
Photo Date:21 May 1946
Photo by:William T. LarkinsContact
Registration / Serial:1287
Aircraft Original Type:Martin P5M Marlin (237)
Aircraft Generic Type:Martin P5M Marlin
Aircraft Version:Martin P5M-1G Marlin
Operator / Titles:USA - Coast Guard
C/n (msn):[ 1287 ]
City / Airport:San Francisco - International (KSFO / SFO)Map
Region / Country:California, United States
Photo Date:1955 to 1956
Photo by:William T. LarkinsContact
Photo ID:51918
View count: 57
A rare Coast Guard aircraft. This one was assigned to CGAS San Francisco in 1955. This is a flying boat on beaching gear.
Registration / Serial:1287
Aircraft Version:Martin P5M-1G Marlin
Operator / Titles:USA - Coast Guard
C/n (msn):[ 1287 ]
City / Airport:San Francisco - International (KSFO / SFO)
Photo Date:1955 to 1956
Photo by:William T. LarkinsContact
Registration / Serial:N62822
Aircraft Original Type:Bell P-63 Kingcobra
Aircraft Generic Type:Bell P-63 Kingcobra
Aircraft Version:Bell P-63C Kingcobra
C/n (msn):33-978
City / Airport:Reno - Reno / Stead (RTS)Map
Region / Country:Nevada, United States
Photo Date:1972
Photo by:William T. LarkinsContact
Photo ID:51916
View count: 54
With its race number 28 as part of the registration. Ex USAF 44-4393.
Registration / Serial:N62822
Aircraft Version:Bell P-63C Kingcobra
C/n (msn):33-978
City / Airport:Reno - Reno / Stead (RTS)
Photo Date:1972
Photo by:William T. LarkinsContact