A Look at 38C: Detail image of "Charlie" - Photo for 03.22.14

11:30 PM

By Dan Pimentel,
Airplanista Blog Editor

I am continuing to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Jerrie Mock's 1964 world flight by showing another of my "never-before-seen" images from a private photo shoot of her Skywagon "Charlie" or, technically, N1538C.

I conducted the shoot under the watchful eye of Smithsonian security in 2005 at the NASM's Steven Udvar-Hazy Center, and want to thank Dorothy Cochran of NASM - another fan of Jerrie and Charlie - for setting up the shoot.

Today's image gives you a close look at a typewritten note that instructed Jerrie how to transfer fuel that is still taped on the pilot's side of one of Charlie's ferry tanks. It is intriguing that N1538C hangs in the NASM today exactly as he was the day Jerrie returned to Columbus in 1964.

View the image here:


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