In his book Pacific Flight, Bill Taylor described the lack of space for personal luggage in the Altair. "Smithy's luggage is a tooth-brush. I feel a traitor because I have shaving-kit and pyjamas." What Bill didn't mention is his trusty Leica camera which he is using to record the scene at Wheeler Field. Clearly he was smart enough not to leave his precious 1916 flying helmet unattended in the cockpit! The Leica camera is to this day a treasured possession of the Taylor family. Picture: Tim Kalina Collection