Thursday, October 14, 2010

Sepia Scenes - Cessna O-1A Bird Dog , Thumper II

The Cessna L-19/O-1 Bird Dog was a liaison and observation aircraft. It was the first all metal fixed wing aircraft ordered for and by the United States Force since the U.S. Army Air Forces separated from the Army in 1947, becoming its own branch of service, the U.S.Air Force.  The Bird Dog had a lengthy career in the U.S. military as well as in other countries. For a history see Wikipedia.  This aircraft and others were on display at the Oklahoma Air Guard's Family day September 11, 2010.

8 comments:

Yogi♪♪♪ said... [Reply to comment]

Nice photo of an old school aircraft.

Snowcatcher said... [Reply to comment]

Oh, man, is my husband ever going to love this one!!!

Lee Zard said... [Reply to comment]

Kuule Beanz, TG! I think the plane has an fascinating history. I'm kind of partial to Cessna, as my dad had a '60s 150 that he rebuilt. Are you a pilot?

Lui said... [Reply to comment]

Wow, my brother will love this! He is an aircraft engineer!

Rinkly Rimes said... [Reply to comment]

The sepia tones suit this historical shot.

bettyl said... [Reply to comment]

Great shot-perfect for sepia. Thanks for the info, too!

Nicole said... [Reply to comment]

Beautiful to see old planes like that (and get a chance to take photos of them!)
The shot is even better transformed into Sepia :)

maryt/theteach said... [Reply to comment]

Spiffy looking airplane, Tulsa Gentleman! :)