Saturday, August 11, 2012

Approved!

During 1928 the Cunningham-Hall Aircraft Corporation was formed in Rochester, NY by Randolph F. Hall, a group of former employees of the Thomas-Morse Aircraft Corporation, and James Cunningham, Son and Company, which manufactured automobiles. The firm's first design was the PT-6... a 6-seat biplane of all-metal construction.

Only two PT-6s were built, although the following ad might have given one the impression that dozens had been constructed and delivered to satisfied customers nationwide. Such was the face of advertising of the period...




And here is the same ship shown in the ad, outfitted with skis, ready for a relatively short but undoubtedly chilly flight between Rochester and Buffalo during a typical New York winter. Hopefully a cabin heater was one of the 'refinements' alluded to in the advert...




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1 comment:

  1. Looking for more information about an American Airlines Convair crash in Cheektowaga, 1954. Anymore information would be appreciated.

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