Remarks: A truly historic moment as this old workhorse slowly rolls towards its final resting place at the Hagerstown Aviation Museum after completing its final flight from St. Louis. The Flying Boxcar had to be marshalled in because the taxiway was not wide enough to accommodate the main gears. It was bitterly cold and my fingers were almost too frozen to press the shutter button, but seeing this plane (and hearing that sound!) put a big smile on my face. Dedicated to the Fairchild employees who built and helped maintain these planes for so many years!
Remarks: N800ST (cn 1) This rare aircraft was designed by Boeing engineers in 1972 and flew in 1975 but the company went belly up in 1979. It was acquired in 1983 by Skytrader Aircraft and dubbed UV-23 Scout. The engines were IO-720’s then with Turbomeca Astazou turboprops but both were removed at least 5 years ago. She was bought by Top Flight when the Old Fairchild plant was sold to them buy the city of Hagerstown 20 years ago. There are sadly no current plans to restore this one of a kind bird.