View Full Version : Mike gets lucky (again)

06-06-2014, 12:14 AM
In case you haven't guessed yet, I was over at the Warhawk on Memorial Day. Wandering around, taking my usual opportunistic pictures, smiling at the folks who come wandering up and ask questions, that sort of thing. Mike's been helping get the various planes ready. I glance over at one point, and he's carrying his flying helmet and headset. "Which one are you going up in?", I ask. "Yellow Peril. Joe Dory", he replies, grinning ear to ear.

Problem is, Yellow Peril is an N3N, an open cockpit plane. Means it can get kinda chilly, even when the weather's warm. So John rounds up a lab coat and a leather vest for him. The vest, it turns out, is the one John wore when he was scavenging P-40s in the 70s. He says it's soaked with Jack Daniels and hydraulic fluid. Yum.


What every well-dressed aviator wears, right?