It started Friday, I could hear this loud low droaning in my ears. It was something big, sounded like a B-24 or 25. Maybe a B-17. When I was a kid they still used B-17 for fighting fires here in Fresno County. I remember the big bonbers coming in low and dropping the fire retardent from the bombay doors.
Today I heard the droan again and rushed outside to look at it fly over. It was a huge Ford Tri Motor. In its heyday of the roaring twenties and thirties this was “The ” airliner of America. Pan Am flew one between Florida and Havana, Cuba for many years.
Here are some shots from Google images.