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Cessna 318C (60-0078) - At Shreveport Regional.  1960 Cessna T-37B Tweety Bird
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Cessna 318C (60-0078)


At Shreveport Regional. 1960 Cessna T-37B Tweety Bird


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That Tweet is from Columbus AFB... when was this photo taken?
Roy Hunte
Why do they call it a tweety?
BTW nice shot!
ppickPhoto Uploader
Cliff731, from what I remember, they were taken mid 90's. They were always stopping in every since I was a little boy. I miss them. They are a wonderful aircraft! And Roy, not sure where "tweety bird" came from. I just always remember my dad saying there are 4 or 5 Tweety Birds at Regional and we would go out and watch. We had quite a few stationed at Barksdale also.
Thanks, ppick... that's in the timeframe I would have guessed.

Roy... The "Tweety Bird" and "Tweet" monikers came from its characteristic very high pitched sound of the aircraft's jet engine intakes. Some might describe it as like a "whistle" or "shriek". I've never needed to look out of a window or go outside to know when a Tweet was passing overhead.
ppick... I miss seeing and hearing them fly too. Thanks for sharing this one with us!
Roy Hunte
Thanks Cliff!
Roy, you are welcome and the Tweets had an unmistakable sound signature.
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