Wednesday, July 4, 2018

Catching a Seaplane

Sometimes you get to see some odd sites at the Soo.
 This plane was docked across from Mission Point and when I went to start taking pictures of it, it was starting to float away.  I realized that it was sort of taxiing.
 As it reached a point in the river, it started to take off.  I'm not sure how far down it was, but it was pretty cool.
 Getting takeoff speed.
 And it starts to lift off the water.
 And a little further over the water.
 and it flies by.
The plane in question was the Stinson 108 made by the Stinson division of Consolidated Vultee.  These planes were produced in Wayne, Michigan and are based on the prewar Model 10A Voyager.  In 1949, the Stinson division was bought by Piper.  In total, there were a little over 5,000 aircraft built from 1946 to 1950.

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