The Double-Take

I picked a poor day to take photos of airplanes. It was windy and very overcast. One of those blustery fall days where the wind whips around everything. But I’m watching the big airline jets coming and going and shooting a few.

Then in the distance, I see a small single engine plane and behind it a biplane coming toward us. The biplane looked to be about fifty yards behind the first. Imagine my surprise as they flew closer to see that they were actually side by side. The smaller plane is a Ginn DSA-1 and the larger is a Piper, both built around 1967. They flew in for the Wings and Wheels at the 1940 Air Terminal Museum in Houston. Don’t worry, the smoke was for show only. 

 

The biplane was much smaller and looked to be about fifty yards behind the first. Imagine my surprise as they flew closer to see that they were actually side by side. Photo by Tim Stanley Photography.

2 thoughts on “The Double-Take

  1. So Cool! The smaller plane looks like it’s resting on the Piper! Great shot!

  2. I was shocked when I just saw this photo, this plane my dad built back yes in the early 60’s
    smith miniplane.

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