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"Never Feel Sorry For Anyone Who Owns an Airplane."-- Tina Marie

If Something Seems To Be Too Good To Be True, It's Best To Shoot It, Just In Case." -- Fiona Glenanne

Flying the Airplane is More Important than Radioing Your Plight to a Person on the Ground
Who is Incapable of Understanding or Doing Anything About It.
" -- Unknown

"There seems to be almost no problem that Congress cannot, by diligent efforts and careful legislative drafting, make ten times worse." -- Me

"What the hell is an `Aluminum Falcon'?" -- Emperor Palpatine

"Eck!" -- George the Cat

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Seen on the Ramp

This monster was parked outside of an airport diner last weekend:

I think it's a Thrush. The windows don't look quite right for an Air Tractor. But that's just a wild guess.


samuel glover said...

You can do a lot more than cropdusting with a Thrush.

Anonymous said...

It's a Thrush, judging by the gear legs. Air Tractors use a simple spring steel leg, while older Thrushes use the multiple struts this one has. Some of the newer Thrushes are now using a simple spring too just to make it more difficult to tell them apart.


CenterPuke88 said...

I'm looking at the "saddle" in front of the cockpit. The design is pure Thrush, matches all the current models, where Air Tractor uses a rectangular design. It looks a lot like a 510G, but the extended rear razorback is a bit confusing, plus the light in the leading edge of the right wing doesn't show on their current gallery models.

Comrade Misfit said...

The landing light is so they can fly back to the airport after the sun sets.

Murphy's Law said...

Want one!! Add a couple of machine guns and a pylon or three and it would be an incredible tool.

CenterPuke88 said...

Understand, Comrade, but just noting that the Thrush web gallery didn't seem to show a model with that light...seems a weird omission, especially on an aircraft that is generally in the business of being flown for hire, and thus required to have the light.