Bellanca 17-30 Viking 300      N6657V        (c/n  30016)


                                        By rights, this aircraft should not be included in this "Classic" section.  I do so because it is a
                                        natural follow-on to the Cruisair series, (plus it's a nice picture).   The design was first produced
                                        in 1961 although the 300 series was only introduced in 1967.  This Viking was brand new (the
                                        16th off the line) when I photographed it at Long Beach Municipal Airport in 1967.  The puddle
                                        was caused by a recent downpour (despite the blue skies) giving a nice reflection .  Like other
                                        Bellanca designs the Viking was long lived, being produced by no fewer than six different concerns
                                        over a period of  40 years.