The Versatile Beech 18
From sculptural beauty to functional transport, the Model 18 is an airplane of many guises.
- By Diane Tedeschi and Caroline Sheen
- AirSpaceMag.com, November 16, 2012
Sergey Ryabtsev, Russian AviaPhoto Team
Equipped with a range of aircraft lighting products, the Grimes Company Flying Lab touches down at the EAA AirVenture in Oshkosh in 2009. This Beech served in the U.S. Air Force for a decade beginning in 1953 (designated as a C-45H) before being parked as surplus. Warren Grimes bought the airframe in 1963, and restored it as a marketing tool for his company’s wares.