Mustang Air to Air: The Sequel
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stevezzzz
Registered: Aug 01, 2010
Total Posts: 4082
Country: United States

Nice series, Laura. If you have a good noise filter, the high ISO cockpit shots ought to clean up well, too.

Is that a training mockup of the orbiter?



ELinder
Registered: Feb 14, 2010
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Country: United States

Nice! I definitely have to get back down there.

Erich



JWilsonphoto
Registered: Jan 16, 2002
Total Posts: 19261
Country: United States

Nice Laura!

How's certification coming Zim?

Chandler and I defied the winds today and flew R/C, with no damage! We we so pleased with our feat that we decided to take the next step and upgrade our controller to the Spektrum DX9. We have our sights set on a new release, The Carbon Cub, 7' wingspan, flaps and ailerons. Hoping that we're competent enough by summer to not create a smoking' hole with it.



Gary Sommer
Registered: Apr 21, 2007
Total Posts: 341
Country: United States

Here is another one from the 'Way Back Machine' F-8 landing on the USS Oriskany.





Some of these planes had trouble releasing the arresting cable, so the crewman in the lower left ran out with a pry bar in case he had to pry it off.

These are Kodacrome slides from 1969 or 1970.








JWilsonphoto
Registered: Jan 16, 2002
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Country: United States

Nice Gary. Hard to imagine how short that deck must look as you are screaming toward it.



Jan-Arie
Registered: Dec 24, 2005
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Cool stuff Gary thanks for sharing..
1970 the year I was born



Wrei
Registered: Aug 01, 2008
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Country: United States

The Navy F-8 rails on the fuselage reminded me of the 1961 Plymouth tail light design we use to joke about.

"An assembly line worker calls the Design Engineer and says "Hey! We forgot the tail lights on this model!". So the engineer got some flash lights with red lenses and screwed them on the rear fender."

Looks like they discovered they forgot the rails at the end of the assembly so they stuck them on the F-8's fuselage.



stevezzzz
Registered: Aug 01, 2010
Total Posts: 4082
Country: United States

JWilsonphoto wrote:
How's certification coming Zim?


I'm still waiting for the FAA and the Slovenian civil aviation authority to agree on what exactly the model designation of my Pipistrel is. The original Slovenian letter had an error in it that no one caught before the FAA did; so we're in a holding pattern. It sure looks good on its gear, even without the wings on: a very fancy lawn dart.

By the way, Jim: did you see the PC-12 in Monument Valley I posted a few days ago?



futurshox
Registered: Feb 15, 2008
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Spotted this over Excalibur in Las Vegas this afternoon... didn't see the culprits though.



yipDog
Registered: Mar 06, 2012
Total Posts: 148
Country: United States

From Mesa-Gateway Open House (today)

John Pike 1929XF


Ford Tri Motor


Student's Worst Nightmare! (this and another F-5 Aggressor were out playing with a pair of F-18's)



NightOwl Cat
Registered: Feb 19, 2007
Total Posts: 9305
Country: United States

Hi Steve, yes, it's the Crew Cabin Trainer that the Super Guppy brought here. It may not be "a real shuttle", but you can't look in the real shuttles at all. There are about 2000 switches in that CCT, makes for lots of muscle memory training.

I got in there today ahead of several Boy Scout / Cub Scout troops. There are also flight simulators that you can "land a shuttle" at Edwards AFB.

http://www.nationalmuseum.af.mil/factsheets/factsheet.asp?id=19610



NightOwl Cat
Registered: Feb 19, 2007
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Redo of the two cockpit shots



stevezzzz
Registered: Aug 01, 2010
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Nice rework, Laura!

Whole lotta Velcro goin' on...



JWilsonphoto
Registered: Jan 16, 2002
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Country: United States

Hi Zim,

No I missed it.



Shaggy Wolf
Registered: Jan 20, 2011
Total Posts: 629
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I have..RETURNED






At least, for a bit. Just had a baby, life is crazy. I think we've picked up a few thousand pages since I last visited

I don't know if people have seen this:
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1473616645/the-p-61-black-widow-restoration-project
MAAM is still working on getting their P-61 into flying condition, so they've created a kickstarter.

Guess I have some reading to do!


gcbermejo
Registered: Aug 02, 2010
Total Posts: 66
Country: Philippines


Ok, giving Flickr a try. AirNZ on finals to Christchurch International a few days ago. Nikon D300s and Tamron 300/2.8 hand held at Apet Mode at F10 I think the settings were.
Nikon Raw Image processed in Nikon NX2.
Open to suggestions and C&C of course. Photography angles are limited and all depending as well on which runway is in use.

http:// PHL_6574 by gordonbermejo, on Flickr



stevezzzz
Registered: Aug 01, 2010
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JWilsonphoto wrote:
Hi Zim,

No I missed it.


Here it is again, Jim:



ELinder
Registered: Feb 14, 2010
Total Posts: 1070
Country: United States

gcbermejo wrote:

Ok, giving Flickr a try. AirNZ on finals to Christchurch International a few days ago. Nikon D300s and Tamron 300/2.8 hand held at Apet Mode at F10 I think the settings were.
Nikon Raw Image processed in Nikon NX2.
Open to suggestions and C&C of course. Photography angles are limited and all depending as well on which runway is in use.

http:// PHL_6574 by gordonbermejo, on Flickr


I think you may have some extra links in there, but at least we can see the photo now!

Erich



NightOwl Cat
Registered: Feb 19, 2007
Total Posts: 9305
Country: United States

Another new exhibit:



JWilsonphoto
Registered: Jan 16, 2002
Total Posts: 19261
Country: United States

Very nice Zim! We could do something spectacular with a B25, that airplane and those backdrops!



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