|Second In A Series... Convair 340.|
Maybe, that's why Nick decided to illustrate it this way. The wing reflections intimate a wet sky.
On a personal level, I actually got to fly from LA to Modesto and back on a Convair 340 when I was picked up to interview for a designer's job at Gallo. I am sure that there are those who'd say why not a corporate jet, but being an aviation freak, I was ecstatic to be flying in such a classic. I, also, was pretty impressed with company's professionalism which made me feel like the professional I am. In hindsight, it was a very nice visit as I was "wined and dined ( excuse the pun! ) and put up for two nights at a local bed and breakfast. Although I got the grand tour, I didn't take the job because I had illusions of becoming a great American illustrator and didn't want to be out there stranded in a town with just one client... Gallo!
Although the Gallo family was then, a bunch of loons and quite difficult to work for, looking back, I often wonder what could have been.
For me, in this case, hindsight isn't 20/20. It is "340!"
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