Photography Magazine

Bell 47D

By Htam

2020_DSCF0113_XPro2_AuroraHDR2019.jpg@ San Carlos, CA

June 2020

Taken on the day the Hiller Aviation Museum reopened after the pandemic shutdown.  First flown in 1945, the Bell 47 became the first helicopter certified for civilian use on 8 March 1946.  The D-model, like this one, was the first to appear with a molded “goldfish bowl” canopy.  Fuji X-Pro2 w/18-55mm.

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