The Gosh of Oshkosh

Scenes from aviation’s annual pilgrimage

(Caroline Sheen)

Hamilton Metalplane

(Caroline Sheen)

You know it’s old when the restoration was completed 35 years ago. This Hamilton H-47 Metalplane, originally built in 1929, underwent a three-year restoration culminating in 1975. That year it won the Reserve Grand Champion Antique award at AirVenture. It did not return until this year, after being purchased at auction by Seattle businessman Howard Wright III for $671,000.


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