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Yesterday I watched a restored Boeing C-97G Stratofreighter make is's first flight after 10 years of work by volunteers at historic Floyd Bennett Field in Brooklyn, NY. I was on this aircraft about 5 years ago and it was a joy to watch it take to the air as I stood next to one of the engine mechanics that had to replace the #3 engine's carburetor last week. The wind was out of the east which meant the my chosen position was not ideal for takeoff yet I still had a nice view to enjoy the event.



-1 Engine start up

110717DSC_5213_DxO_DxO by Morris Bennett Altman, on Flickr



-2 Chase plane

110717DSC_5328_DxO_DxO by Morris Bennett Altman, on Flickr



-3 Turn from taxiway to runway with World Trade Center in background

110717DSC_5356B_DxO by Morris Bennett Altman, on Flickr



-4 Beginning of acceleration with chase plane above

110717DSC_5376_DxO_DxO by Morris Bennett Altman, on Flickr



-5 Approaching V1

110717DSC_5381_DxO_DxO by Morris Bennett Altman, on Flickr



-6 a moment after liftoff

110717DSC_5385_DxO_DxO by Morris Bennett Altman, on Flickr



Comments and suggestions welcome,

Morris



Nov 08, 2017 at 05:16 PM
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p.1 #2 · p.1 #2 · Boeing C-97G


Very cool, Morris.

The mention of Floyd Bennett field brought back some memories. I lived in Brooklyn as a kid, and remember sneaking over near the field on many an occasion.



Nov 08, 2017 at 05:54 PM
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Morris, you are truly the master of all things that fly. Good job.


Nov 08, 2017 at 06:59 PM
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Wow! I'd give my left.....well, you know what I mean.... to see that bird. Where is it now, and any idea when it may fly again? I grew up in the Bronx, and my only time through FBF was driving to the Rockaways, or flying over it on the way out of or into JFK.


Nov 08, 2017 at 10:05 PM
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Last one is a beaut Morris! Great series of lost relics.
Dan



Nov 09, 2017 at 01:27 PM
 

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Morris ---

Your erudite review of history with the metal bird is as precious to me as your stunning work with feathered birds!

Thanks big for sharing, sir!

DonM2




Nov 09, 2017 at 02:43 PM
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Well done Morris. Thanks for the good storytelling too, enjoyed it.


Nov 10, 2017 at 12:30 PM
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Enjoyed this a lot Morris, thanks for posting


Nov 11, 2017 at 01:23 PM
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Wow..! what a sight.

Beautiful pictures Morris, you did a great job with your camera.

Marcelo



Nov 15, 2017 at 02:18 AM







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