Aviation Beech D-18C
All American Aviation were innovators of
not only the Air Mail Pick-up system , bit also worked
with the Civil Aeronautics
Administration (CAA) in developing cross-wind landing gear for one of
their three Beech D-18Cs. The above image, from the Rick Warfel
collection, was badly scratched.
I have tried to clean it up somewhat,
and append below a close up of the nose showing the titling
indicating AAA's involvement with the project .
Unfortunately, this particular Beech 18 crashed on
6 December 1947 and was
written off. Not long after this, AAA upgraded to DC-3s and
Beeches were sold