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Coors blimey, it's a plane! It's definitely not a bird, but pilot Bob Bishop's Silver Bullet isn't much bigger. The world's smallest jet is only 12 feet long with a 17-foot wingspan, weighs 432 pounds, can cruise for an hour and has a top speed of 300 m.p.h. Designed and built in 1976 by Bishop, of Edmond, Okla., it has been touring for the past three years for a brewery. The plane, seen at Buttonville Airport yesterday, will perform aerobatics in an air show at London, Ont., tomorrow and Sunday. Open in full size

Coors blimey, it's a plane! It's definitely not a bird, but pilot Bob Bishop's Silver Bullet isn't much bigger. The world's smallest jet is only 12 feet long with a 17-foot wingspan, weighs 432 pounds, can cruise for an hour and has a top speed of 300 m.p.h. Designed and built in 1976 by Bishop, of Edmond, Okla., it has been touring for the past three years for a brewery. The plane, seen at Buttonville Airport yesterday, will perform aerobatics in an air show at London, Ont., tomorrow and Sunday.

Picture, 1986, English

Coors blimey, it's a plane! It's definitely not a bird, but pilot Bob Bishop's Silver Bullet isn't much bigger. The world's smallest jet is only 12 feet long with a 17-foot wingspan, weighs 432 pounds, can cruise for an hour and has a top speed of 300 m.p.h. Designed and built in 1976 by Bishop, of Edmond, Okla., it has been touring for the past three years for a brewery. The plane, seen at Buttonville Airport yesterday, will perform aerobatics in an air show at London, Ont., tomorrow and Sunday.

Picture, 1986, English

Rights and Licenses

Toronto Star License

Provenance

From the Toronto Star Archives

File Location:

Aviation - Aircraft - Aerostar

Branch

Toronto Reference Library

Location

Baldwin Collection

Branch

Toronto Reference Library

Location

Toronto Star Photo Archive

Call Number / Accession Number

tspa_0002691f