Luscombe Silvaire 8A (1946)

Luscombe 8A

“With its curves and 1940s elegance, I like to think that the Luscombe carries some hint of a genetic link to the Spitfires and Hurricanes of my childhood dreams. But it is no warbird. With its high wing and fixed undercarriage, it looks more like a proto-Cessna. Mine is a jaunty buttercup yellow, with white wings and tail, and a white stripe down the side. I can’t wait to hear what grouchy Marcel and the old boys at the flying club at St Juste will have to say about it.”

C’est La Folie, p255