I decided to try and chronicle a recent flight I made with the restored “Twilight Tear” out of
Olympia, WA(though the aircraft is actually based in ). I hope you enjoy it! Granite Falls, MN
First off, getting out to the tarmac, this is the state of the aircraft, and it isn’t quite how I want it, with a few things that need to be taken care of before getting going.
Opening up the gun bay to check the guns – just incase. ; )
And jumping into the cockpit from the left wing.
Here, the gun sight isn’t fitted (which is the way I prefer it most of the time), but for the purpose of this flight, I want the aircraft looking as original/authentic as possible.
So the gun sight is installed (note the change in glass reflection).
Also, to add to the effect, some drop tanks, restored for the aircraft, have been fitted for the flight.
Pushing it a bit further, instead of wearing modern garb and helmet, for this flight WWII-period gear is selected, to complete the look.
Ready to go.