North to Alaska, the trip of a lifetime
by Marvin Homsley
The purpose of this trip was to meet some friends
who were going to be in Homer, Alaska for a few days.
I never imagined having so much fun along the way.
This was the best few weeks I can remember. It started
with winning an award at Oshkosh and now going on
the trip I had wanted to make for years.
Photo of Bill Findlay’s Canadian Swift CF-HSD
taken at his home airport, Langley, BC (CYNJ).
We don’t often see photos of Swift prop tip
vapor swirls and this one is a particularly good one.
The fog had just cleared on this morning but the air
was still quite saturated, hence the visible water
vapor being formed at the prop tips.
The photo was taken by a friend who just happened
to be in the right spot at the right time.
Polaczyk leans on Globe Swift N3361K in 1947.
Polaczyk, regularly flew the plane while
working at a flight school near Detroit in the 40's.
Sixty-two years later, the Michigan resident had another
chance to pilot the plane, thanks to the plane's current
owner Bob Price of Stephens City, Virginia