Starting an engine in flight.

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    1. t knouff 60 months ago | reply

      Bill, you gotta tell the story behind this one !

    2. Bill Larkins 60 months ago | reply

      Yes, I just wanted to find the date. This was taken on November 10, 1946 during a practice session for a local small air show at Buchanan Field (CCR). Merle Larson, a WWII B-24 pilot, has climbed out of the front seat to hand prop the dead engine. The plane is being flown by Gladys Davis (a CFI) from the back seat. Merle was always trying new things as an inventor and skilled craftsman. He designed and built three planes of unusual design as well as other aviation and non aviation items. His large square-cut rudder was used on several Stearman crop dusters.

    3. t knouff 60 months ago | reply

      I knew there was a great story there ! Thanks so much Bill for sharing your amazing collection, and STORIES !

    4. vinecountryboy 60 months ago | reply

      I dare say he did not have shute when he was out there hand propping.

    5. Brave Heart 59 months ago | reply

      I was hoping to wasn't a solo flight.

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