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2017 GOODYEAR AVIATION CALENDAR

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Dimensions: 25-inch Width x 26.5-Inch Height.

Derived from Benny Howard’s Bendix Trophy-winning raceplane, the Howard DGA-15 (short for "Damned Good Airplane") occupies a special place in aviation history. Originally produced by the Howard Aircraft Corporation in 1939 as a business plane, the single-engine, high-winged, roomy DGA-15 saw service during World War II as an air ambulance and officer transport and for instrument training. About 520 DGA-15s were built through 1944, most for the US Navy. Post-war, the hard-working DGA-15 was prized for its utility, speed, range and comfort, and proved to be a popular craft for skydiving. As many as 50 DGA-15s are still flying throughout the United States.

The DGA-15 pictured, named “Archibald B”, is a GH-1 model and is powered by a Pratt & Whitney R-985. Built in 1942 and restored in 1974, it resides in San Miguel, Calif.

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