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  • Come Blog Away

    Posted by Jonathan on December 12th, 2014 (All posts by )

    flying metaphor

    Chicagoboyz soars on modern, all metal, streamlined rhetoric built on a time-tested structure of empirical rationality.


    14 Responses to “Come Blog Away”

    1. Bill Brandt Says:

      You don’t see those much anymore

    2. Jonathan Says:

      I’ve posted one or two similar pics in the past. I wouldn’t be surprised if they’re all of the same plane.

    3. Lexington Green Says:

      A truly beautiful airplane.

    4. Mike Doughty Says:

      About 15 years ago I lived on Pine Island in Lee County, FL. The mosquito control people had several of these. At times they’d line them up 3 abreast and spray the width of the island just above treetop level, usually in the early morning when there was no wind. The houses would shake and people (especially newer residents) would run outside. Impressive! There was never any notice, and I was unable to ever get a photo despite living there several years. I believe they still use them.

    5. Michael Hiteshew Says:

      Is that a DC-3?

    6. Mike Doughty Says:

      DC-3 or C-47 variant?

    7. Veryretired Says:

      Empirical rationality is what allows the whole world to fly.

    8. Mike K Says:

      It’s hard to tell the difference between a DC 2 and a DC 3. They were both great airplanes. In Ernest Gann’s memoir about his early days as a pilot, he tells of a flight where they had severe icing conditions. As luck would have it, they were flying a DC 2 which would carry much more ice than the DC 3. The title of his book, and it is terrific, is Fate is the Hunter.

    9. David Foster Says:

      I was wondering if there are any DC-2s that are still airworthy, and indeed there is at least one:

      Note that they also have a Boeing 247 airliner.

    10. Michael Hiteshew Says:

      I just ordered Fate is the Hunter for my dad. Thanks Mike!

    11. Bill Brandt Says:

      That is a great book Mike. I remember his lessons 30 years after I read the book. Fate is the Hunter.

      I learned recently that a C-53 is a DC-3/C-47 with a strengthened floor for paratroopers.

      The plane was so aerodynamically stable that I remember reading of one all shot up and landing itself after the crew bailed out in WW2.

      They made lots of them in Santa Monica.

    12. GFV Says:

      FREE BIRD !

    13. Mike Elliot Says:

      Empirical Rationality? With that statement you have Hume, Berkeley, Locke, Descartes, Spinoza, and Leibniz all rolling over in the graves.


    14. renminbi Says:

      When I was a kid in Brooklyn, 60 years ago, one of these would pass overhead every few minutes, it seemed.