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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Postwar production DC-4-1009 fresh out of overhaul and the paint shop on October 20, 1953 at Oakland. Ex California Eastern Airlines N228A. This and a few surplus C-54s had dark rectangles painted around its oval windows to make it look more modern. Taken with the Kodak 616 Monitor on Kodak Verichrome Pan film.