Posts Tagged ‘Airplanes

27
Apr
10

T-28 “Trojan” Trainer

The US military likes its toys.  Big, fast, high-tech expensive toys.  Fortunately they have learned how to make them last.  The T-28 has been around for over sixty years now and is an essential part of how the US military takes care of its expensive equipment, by making sure the pilots who fly those very expensive aircraft know how to fly them.

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15
Apr
10

Predator Drone

One of the things I liked the best about EAA Airventure was the crowd.  When I took these photos people were patient enough to wait while I took the shots without passing in front of my camera.  Not an easy thing to do, considering I was using a 100mm telephoto lens and had to stand about thirty feet away to get these shots.

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How would you like the camera lens beneath the nose of this aircraft?   With aircraft tucked away in every nook and cranny of this air show, it’s possible to claim that there were billions of dollars worth of airplanes at this show.

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Photos taken at EAA Airventure 2009, Oshkosh, Wisconsin.

07
Apr
10

T-28 Trojan

The T-28 Trojan replaced the T-6 as a military training aircraft in the 1950’s.  Last year at the EAA Airventure air show in Oshkosh, Wisconsin was a celebration of the sixtieth anniversary of this plane.

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This specially modified T-28 has smoke pods on the wings to create a unique smoke trail.

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The pods create giant smoke rings in the sky.  Which wouldn’t be all that spectacular.  You know?  Big deal, smoke rings.

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Except then, this guy flies back through them.

17
Feb
10

Airbus A380: World’s Largest Passenger Airliner

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One of the early prototypes of the Airbus A380, built for experimentation and flight-testing.

31
Jul
09

EAA Airventure 2009: P-38 Lightning "Ruff Stuff"

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31
Jul
09

EAA Airventure 2009: P-51 Mustang "Moonbeam McSwine"

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Taxiing to the runway.

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In Flight just above the runway.

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The sound of a Rolls-Merlin engine is so distinctive that no matter where you are during this event you can tell when a P-51 Mustang takes off.

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29
Jul
09

And they jumped over the moon…

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From the EAA Air-show in Oshkosh, Wisconsin.

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An incredibly entertaining event that has included “The White Knight II” the privately funded space-plane project, also today an Airbus 380 flew in.  Some say this is the air-show of air-shows.  All I know is it’s huge.  You could not possibly see all these planes in one day.  From vintage bi-planes to modern jet airliners — the whole world seems to be here.




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