Making a Living
Photo from the collection of Allan Litty.
Republic RC-3 Seabee that belonged to Ray Profitt, owner of Ray Profitt Seaplane Base, being taken out of the water by a crane. The photograph was taken by Everitt J. Hehn Insurance of 51 Main Street, Port Washington and is from the collection of Allan Litty.
Here’s a look at the RC-3 Seabee — out of the water!
$60 for one lesson in 1937 — WOW! That’s nearly $900 in 2009 dollars. (Source)
“I was Tommy Hitchcock’s personal pilot from 1921 to 1926. We’d take off from Sands Point and in 12 minutes we were in New York City, Wall Street. He flew in every day, regular as clockwork. We did that for five years.” – Joseph Gaeta