Flying Ace Sky Hook
- Made of Tin and Iron
- Blue, Red, Yellow, and White color
- 10.8 in. W x 9.1 in. D x 15.9 in. H
It all goes back to childhood memories. Grown men buying
sailboats, old-timer cars, and old biplanes. Guided and inspired by
adventure books they read when they were boys. My preferred
literature was definitely exploration, with pirates a close second.
Well-read was a book about an uncle with many cousins. He owned
several DC-3s and traveled through Africa taking his kin for rides.
Rich adventure. and of course I saw myself as the pilot. My first
actual flight was as a passenger in a DC-3, fourth class. I believe
it was the late 1950s. My Dad dropped me off at the Dakota's
foldout stairs, made sure it took off, and then boarded a
Constellation to New York. I overlooked the wing of the DC-3 during
flight and remember praying the rivets would hold till London.