Rod's Aviation Photos: Tom Clayton's US Tour, 2001

All these photos were taken by Tom Clayton on a trip around the south-western USA in October 2001. His main means of transport was the Martin 404, but he flew in the Bushmaster, and several other aircraft, as well.

Tom has kindly let me use these photos, and he retains the copyright.

Aircraft Reg'n Thumbs Notes
Martin 404 N636X It was the only flying example, Now at the Planes of Fame Museum, Valle, Texas
Consolidated P4Y-2 Privateer N2871G Tanker 121 Hawkins & Powers firebombers. Taken at the Museum of Flight and Aerial Firefighting, South Big Horn County Airport, Greybull, Wyoming, which was H&P's base. As of 2016, 121 is the worlds only flying Privateer.
Consolidated P4Y-2 Privateer N7962C Tanker 126
Lockheed P2V-7 Neptune N139HP Tanker 139
Bushmaster 2000 N750RW One of two flying examples
De Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter N173GC With big windows, four- bladed props and extra soundproofing, Grand Canyon Airlines developed the "Vistaliner" version of the Twotter for cruising the canyon
De Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter N177GC
Grumman F-11F-1 Tiger ? Re-designated F-11A in 1962. US Navy Blue Angels livery.
Piasecki H-21B Shawnee 44001 The only one flying
Victorville desert storage    
Douglas DC-9-15 N973Z Like the two aircraft below, being parted out in the desert at Victorville, California
Boeing 727-200 N474DA Delta Air Lines
McDonnell Douglas DC-10 ? Sun Country Airlines livery
Fairchild C-119 Flying Boxcar ? Canadian Air Force