Thursday, July 26, 2012

What the Fleet?

This cyber-rag is all about things with wings in the Buffalo and Western New York area. (if you don't believe me, just look up at the top of the page and read the blog description) Owing to Buffalo and WNY's close proximity to the home of hockey and really good donuts, (otherwise known as the Great White North or, in certain circles, Canada) you will, every once in a blue moon, find subject matter here that deals with our neighbors to the North. After all, they are 'in the area'... and they have airplanes up there, too.

We're not gonna give you a history lesson as to the origins of Fleet Aircraft of Fort Erie, Ontario, except to say that they were closely tied to Consolidated Aircraft Corporation. We're simply going to post a spiffy snapshot showing one of their nifty products. We're not sure exactly which one it is... your blogmeister thinks that it looks like a Fleet 11, but that model was apparently not introduced until 1934, which conflicts with the info that accompanied this photo. Speaking of which...

The original image was found HERE, and the photo is said to have been taken near the Niagara River at Chippawa, Ontario in 1931.


Niagara Falls Public Library (Francis J. Petrie collection)


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