Monday, October 17, 2011

Plane Crazy, October 2011: Boomerang and Guest

The featured aircraft for the October 2011 PCS was none other than the recently resurrected Rutan Model 202 Boomerang. Once Burt's personal airplane, it's now in the care of Scaled's Mike Melvill. Along with Catbird, Boomerang recently made the trek to Oshkosh for the Rutan tribute. Here's an up-close-and-personal look at this most amazing aircraft.









During PCS, this rather striking DeHavilland Dash 8, configured for an undisclosed flight test program, showed up and parked down the ramp.







2 comments:

David jacson said...

I liked all pictures posted by you. Thanks for sharing these extra ordinary pictures.

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Anonymous said...

This airplane was and is not in the care of Mike Melvill. The person responsible for bringing it back to airworthy condition was a Scaled engineer by the name of Tres Clements. Smithsonian Air & Space did an article about it: http://www.airspacemag.com/flight-today/burt-rutans-favorite-ride-18521055/?no-ist