Sunset flight and a low pass

A Curtiss Flying Boat against a Palm Beach Sunset

It's been a little while since I've been able to post, but here is another batch of photos from Ivan's short time in Palm Beach.

It's hard for us to imagine a world without flight.  Try to imagine that you very rarely see an airplane, or imagine that a B17 is going to be flying by at low altitude.  I don't know if you feel the same way I do, but I'm going to grab my camera, and get as many shots as I can.  I just can't get enough of airplanes flying by, low.  I love the feeling in these two photos, especially the cloudy sunset above.  You can practically feel the light, warm, evening breeze.

A Curtiss Flying Boat makes a low pass in Palm Beach

These next two feature Ivan with the Flying Boat, and they show a bit of detail, which is fun.  I'm looking primarily at the make shift extension of the hull down low on the side of the fuselage.  Interesting.

Ivan P. Wheaton standing by a Curtiss Flying Boat

Ivan P. Wheaton standing by a Curtiss Flying Boat

There are a bunch of photos of people around this plane, and a few more of local events which are historically interesting still to come.  After his stay in Palm Beach, Ivan moved on to another instructor, which we'll see in future posts.



  1. There you are! I was about ready to send out a search party. Welcome back Kurt. Great photos of the flying boat.



  2. More to come! Christmas and two classes shut me down for a little bit. Very kind of you, Will!