Special Treat

I recently finished a different, rather exotic sort of project.  This is one I’ll remember for years, or well days anyway.

Join me after the jump for something well outside of my normal genre.

Obviously some of my co-workers know me very well.  Modern, specialized aircraft have an exciting charm all their own.  This particular aircraft gives law enforcement a high speed asset for stopping a variety of felonies that might be committed within walking distance of a usable runway.


Obviously a modern CAD design built from synthetic materials (ABS plastic).


A safe cracker working in the open at a Class I airport is busted!



Notice the attention to fine detail.


This unique aircraft is obviously aerodynamic and purposeful in design.


Compact layout.


Notice how the look was inspired by the sleek Japanese motor-car.

So all seriousness aside, this was among the many lavish gifts awarded to me in celebration of my retirement from 33 years as an air traffic controller.  Thanks Steve!

~ Dave   

About atcDave

I'm 5o-something years old and live in Ypsilanti, Michigan. I'm happily married to Jodie. I was an air traffic controller for 33 years and recently retired; grew up in the Chicago area, and am still a fanatic for pizza and the Chicago Bears. My main interest is military history, and my related hobbies include scale model building and strategy games.
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17 Responses to Special Treat

  1. jfwknifton says:

    At last, you have found your calling!!

  2. Chris Kemp says:

    We’re going to need a bigger packet of Milliput! 🙂

    Regards, Chris.

  3. Chris Kemp says:

    Oh, and congratulations on your retirement, Dave!

  4. coolrich59 says:

    Congratulations on your retirement! Enjoy!!

  5. Patrick Boyle says:

    Awesome! You’re ready for Skunk Works!

  6. Pierre Lagacé says:

    Welcome aboard Dave… Being retired since 2004… then became a freelance translator since 2005, then an uncurable blogger since 2008… and a grandfather since 2011. Two of my grandchildren build things with Lego.

  7. Congratulations on retirement, Dave!

  8. DanielPax says:

    Whoa! This may be one of the most useful things on the matter I have ever read. Thank you for your effort.

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