Just a quick post today. I have been to Nut Tree Airport a few times. There is an old Howard 500 parked up at one side of the field. I had never taken a picture of it since it was a bit out of the way. For some reason, I completely forgot about it when they had the Mustangs Day when it would have been easy to wander over and get a shot. I forgot! So, when in Vacaville recently for something else, I popped across briefly to get a couple of shots over the fence. Just something to prove to myself that I had seen it!
This is a Howard 250, not a 500. Only a handful of 250’s were made with tri- gear. Note also the engines. The 250 has a pair of R-1820s while the 500 has R-2800s and four bladed props. I think this is one of only two remaining tri- gear 250s still around.
Thanks for the update. Good to know a bit more about this interesting looking aircraft. I shall look a bit more into the history of the type.