Now there's a tail...

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Aero Commander that crashed in the Florida Keys. Remains attached to "Hog Heaven" sports bar. Islamorada area.
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Thanks for sharing, I'm heading to Keywest soon (again!) will take a look. thanks Nick
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The "tail sticking out of a building" (usually bars/pubs) is getting a bit old. Soooo 80s. :diablo: Here we have a building demolition company that resells/repurposes materials and they actually built an airfarme that they placed on their building's roof. It consists of a rear fuselage, tailplane and a wing sticking up at a dramatic angle. Looks very real. Kind of fun, but since it's just 3-4 blocks from the local GA airport, in somewhat questionable taste (IMHO).

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Well, I did take it in the '80's I think... Me-109, don't forget to check out the DC-3 Mosquito Bombers at Marathon on the way down. Sugarloaf Key's strip is worth a look in too. I found a really nice Beech 18 there on one of my visits. There used to be one or two WACO UPF-7's joy riding at Key West. I flew a WACO YMF-5 from Marathon, but I think that's long gone now. If you haven't already done it, take the Caravan amphib from Key West to the Dry Tortugas.

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Spanish tail now. Well it was in the Museo del Aire at Cuatros Vientos, Madrid.

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Here's another tail... this time an F-27 at Coventry a few years ago... something to do with a strong wind, jumped chocks, hit a hangar....

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DH.82A tail supported by one Alan Brett...
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Well, I did take it in the '80's I think... Me-109, don't forget to check out the DC-3 Mosquito Bombers at Marathon on the way down. Sugarloaf Key's strip is worth a look in too. I found a really nice Beech 18 there on one of my visits. There used to be one or two WACO UPF-7's joy riding at Key West. I flew a WACO YMF-5 from Marathon, but I think that's long gone now. If you haven't already done it, take the Caravan amphib from Key West to the Dry Tortugas.
Thanks for telling me that, I love the keys, so much to see, we always head out to Fort Jefferson (AMAZING!) and usually end up in the Rum Barrel in the evening after a stroll around Key West. Will keep a look out for other aircraft stuff and will keep you informed :D
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JT - I was studying every day at Baginton when that happened. Embarrassing that it was lashed down and the storm was forecast.

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I was in the hangar next door.... it made a fair old noise....