Monday, April 04, 2016
Cox Pilot Tribute
Quite awhile back I was excited and saddened by the acquisition of this 1958 shot showing the Flight Circle in Tomorrowland.
Although the closeup is grainy, I thought it might actually show Lee, aka Cox Pilot. He was one of the first followers of my blog to contribute information on what it was like to work at the Park in the early years. He generously supplied photos, memories, and encouragement. When he passed away a few years back, it was very sad to lose his kindness and generosity. Typically when I got an image like this I immediately emailed it to him excitedly waiting his commentary.
Just this week, I received these two images from April 1959 of the Flight Circle.
With this closeup I am almost positive that Lee is the one standing next to the boy in the red hat:
Compare with this shot of Lee:
A close-up of the Thimble Drome logo:
This second image from the same batch shows Lee from the back:
This shot has the added bonus of showing construction of the Matterhorn:
More Flight Circle photos at my main website.
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