Photography Magazine

Lear Jet 23/24A

By Htam

2018_TAM_0923_D500.jpg@ Van Nuys, CA

January 2018

Clay Lacy’s Lear Jet 23 S/N 12 is displayed in a dedicated space in a brand new hangar.  Delivered in 1964 as a Lear Jet 23, later upgraded to a model 24A, this aircraft was the first corporate jet to appear at Van Nuys.  On May 21, 1965, Lacy and Jack Conroy, flew a dawn-to-dusk transcontinental flight in this aircraft.  The 5,005-mile roundtrip from Los Angeles to New York and back of 11 hours, 36 minutes (10 hours, 21 minutes flight time) set three world records.  Nikon D500 w/18-200mm.

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