The Privateer Takes Off for Thunder Over the Coconino 2013

On August 23, 2014, the Consolidated PB4Y-2 Privateer left Casa Grande, headed for the Valle Airport in Williams, AZ. Every year the Valle Airport hosts “Thunder Over the Coconino”, this fly-in is a favorite of the owner’s. In this video, you will see the crew and GossHawk staff prepare the Privateer for departure. Part of preparing the aircraft for flight is pulling the props through on each engine; this is done to check for and prevent hydraulic lock. Right before she headed for Valle, she made a beautiful low pass!