My Favorite Dog photo, – January 2009


I drank too much coffee and it is now 3:35 am, so I am just combing through photos to finish a couple of technical posts on Instrumentation and Human factors. I came across this photo from Super bowl Sunday 2009. It is one of my favorites:


Above ScoobE’s first plane flight. He, Grace and I are aloft just before sunset in Grace’s 1946 Taylorcraft. We had only had him a short while then, and had not learned how to keep up with how fast his hair grows. It looks like a paw, but that is actually an ear draped over Grace’s wrist. His front paws are on her elbow. Out the window you can see a swath of Northern Florida. This was the only flight ScoobE did without hearing protection. Since then he has his own set of Mutt-Muffs. I was concerned that he might panic in the flight, but as it turned out he fell asleep in about 5 minutes and only woke up on final.-ww.

About William Wynne
I have been continuously building, testing and flying Corvair engines since 1989. Information, parts and components that we developed and tested are now flying on several hundred Corvair powered aircraft. I earned a Bachelor of Science in Professional Aeronautics and an A&P license from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, and have a proven 20 year track record of effectively teaching homebuilders how to create and fly their own Corvair powered planes. Much of this is chronicled at and in more than 50 magazine articles.

2 Responses to My Favorite Dog photo, – January 2009

  1. Mark Miller says:

    William-Taylorcrafts had the same effect on me. My Dad’s first plane was a T craft which he rebuilt and then learned to fly in. He and his instructor would put me in the canvas sack behind the seat when I was 3 and we would go to flight breakfasts in western Iowa. I would watch out the window as we took off and flew over the tank farm near the end of the runway. I would then sleep until we would land at our destination. I would get our and go have pancakes. I will never forget my Dad for giving me such wonderful memories. It is why I am building a plane.

  2. aselliott says:

    My mom, back in the late 50’s I think, had a muffler that looked very similar to ScoobE in that photo! 🙂

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