For years, I enjoyed sketching and drawing. I did not have much
time for it in the last 15-20 years. While on vacation in August, I
bought a sketchbook and some pencils on a whim and started sketching
again. The results are below.
are the Grumman F8F-2 Bearcat.
WWII, many pilots learned to fly in the North American AT-6/SNJ
Texan. Today, CAF pilots get training for taildraggers in an SNJ. The
first sketch is Jim after a ride. The second shot is David in the
cockpit giving Brad a briefing. The third shot is Rich in the SNJ that
he owns and flies.
is my son trying on a steel pot helmet.
C-46F Commando, "China Doll". This is the flagship of the CAF Southern
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