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A Model 18 has landed permanently on top of a volcano at a miniature golf course in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware. (Bill Hull)

The Versatile Beech 18

From sculptural beauty to functional transport, the Model 18 is an airplane of many guises

Marketing Tool

(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.

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