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— — - Earlier today, September 29th, 2018, a Thomas-Morse S-4B Scout (nicknamed "Tommy") flew for the last time in Ithaca, NY (the same town it was built in). The plane took off in front of a large crowd (while I cant give you an exact number, I would guess over 1,000). While the airport has a rather large runway (for the amount of traffic it receives), the plane took off in the grass in between the runway and taxiway A, between E and G. I was lucky enough to squeeze my way through to the front of the crowd and got this photo moments after the plane landed for the last time. Giving that this is the only Tommy that is fit for operation, it was likely the last time one would fly. While the atmosphere of the event was full of excitment as if we were at an airshow, it was a little sad as an avgeek seeing such a beautiful old plane land for likely the last time. From my understanding, this Tommy is to be kept at a museum in Ithaca, which at least is better than the fate of most other aircrafts we see retired nowadays.
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Earlier today, September 29th, 2018, a Thomas-Morse S-4B Scout (nicknamed "Tommy") flew for the last time in Ithaca, NY (the same town it was built in). The plane took off in front of a large crowd (while I can't give you an exact number, I would guess over 1,000). While the airport has a rather large runway (for the amount of traffic it receives), the plane took off in the grass in between the runway and taxiway A, between E and G. I was lucky enough to squeeze my way through to the front of the crowd and got this photo moments after the plane landed for the last time. Giving that this is the only Tommy that is fit for operation, it was likely the last time one would fly. While the atmosphere of the event was full of excitment as if we were at an airshow, it was a little sad as an avgeek seeing such a beautiful old plane land for likely the last time. From my understanding, this Tommy is to be kept at a museum in Ithaca, which at least is better than the fate of most other aircrafts we see retired nowadays.

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Julian SammonsPhoto Uploader
I don't know why this popped up as a Piper Navajo, please disragard that. It is a Thomas-Morse S4-B Scout

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