Luscombe T8F        N2231B          (c/n     6658)


                                This chubby little thing was the Model T8F Observer, introduced in 1947.  It was developed primarily
                                as a pipeline patrol aircraft and differed from earlier Silvaires in that it sat two in tandem.  The roof of
                                the cabin was formed by a molded Plexiglas bubble.  In 1949 a crop duster version was produced
                                with built-in spray gear, although was not widely used.  The T8F was powered by a 90 hp Continental
                                C90-12F engine.   This shot was taken at Camarillo Airport, some 45 miles west of Los Angeles in 1963.