15 December 2007

Own Your Own Mystery Ship !


I saw this and just felt it needed a journal entry... For all you folks out there with who have always wanted to own a Travel Air Model R Mystery Ship -- and not just a desk model -- here's your chance! A full-size, 1:1 scale museum-quality replica, Travel Air Model R "Mystery Ship" N1313T, is for sale! You can check out the website here.

This plane was built by the late Willard Benedict and is now on display at the Kalamazoo, MI Air Zoo.

Of course I'd love to buy it myself, and repaint it in the scheme of Pancho's Model R613K, but I'd need to find another job. The reserve price? Somewhere around seven figures!