By Howard Tobin
A lot of people ask us about the logo on the tail of 41GT. Although obvious to us, not everyone recognizes that it is actually two faces; the one on the left is Gail, and the white silhouette in the center is nobody in particular.
Now where did 41GT come from? When we got the plane in 1992, I wanted Gail’s initials on it so we applied for 1GT. Of course Gail is #1. It was granted and we had the plane painted with N1GT on the tail.
Shortly after, we got a letter from the FAA telling us they had made a mistake in issuing 1GT since it had been previously reserved by General Telephone (now Verizon). Of course, I immediately realized that we couldn’t afford to do battle with General Telephone. Since I liked to think that we had gotten the plane for (4) Gail, we switched to N41GT!
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