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Old 12-22-2012, 04:15 AM   #3991
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Merry Christmas Aviation nuts

Feel free to browse my flickr site here for latest uploads (There is quite few, and even the odd bike)
Just click the link and use the "older" tab to work your way back

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Old 12-22-2012, 08:55 AM   #3992
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I tried to post this a while back, but didn't have smugmeg then so it didn't work. So now the story. I pulled into SanJuan,P.R. and parked on the ramp was this old DC-4. There are not many still flying. As I taxied past it I noticed the N# was an old Western Airlines # N406WA.. So I got pix of it and looked up the registration and got some history on it. So here goes. This DC4 was delivered to the Army air corp as a C-54 during the war. It was originally slated to go to Western Airlines. It flew in the Army until after the war and was deliverd to WAL after the war where it flew for a couple years. It was returned to the army for the Berlin Airlift. flew there and then returned to WAL where it flew until the late 50's. Was sold to PSA and ultimately ANA, then parked in the desert in the late 60's. It then became a fire bomber, then freighter etc. So now the rest of the story. My Dad flew that airplane for several years at WAL. The first lead man that I worked for as a mechanic at the original Frontier Airlines was a guy nicknamed "Cabby". Short for his real name. He and my dad were fishing and riding ( Dad had an old Indian, stripped down for dirt, they made thier own knobbies back then) buddies when they both worked for WAL. Cabby left WAL and went back in the army and was a crew chief @ the Berlin Arilift, on that airplane. After the Berlin Airlift Cabby went to work for the original Frontier arilines that was merged into Continental in 1986. Both my Dad and Cabby have flown thier last flight west. But this old DC-4 still works for a living.


My Dads retirement flight with my brother, August 1973. I was taking the pix.
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Old 12-22-2012, 09:28 AM   #3993
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Merry Christmas Aviation nuts

Feel free to browse my flickr site here for latest uploads (There is quite few, and even the odd bike)
Wow, what a great set of photographs! Thanks for sharing them and Merry Christmas back to you.
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Old 12-22-2012, 09:40 AM   #3994
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Merry Christmas Aviation nuts

Feel free to browse my flickr site here for latest uploads (There is quite few, and even the odd bike)
Just click the link and use the "older" tab to work your back

http://www.flickr.com/photos/6508137...ream/lightbox/

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Old 12-22-2012, 09:45 AM   #3995
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Merry Christmas Aviation nuts

Feel free to browse my flickr site here for latest uploads (There is quite few, and even the odd bike)
Just click the link and use the "older" tab to work your back

http://www.flickr.com/photos/6508137...ream/lightbox/

Thanks for looking


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Wow, what a great set of photographs! Thanks for sharing them and Merry Christmas back to you.
Boy no kiddin, great pics in there! wow!
Merry Christmas to you also!
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Old 12-22-2012, 03:48 PM   #3996
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Boy no kiddin, great pics in there! wow!
Merry Christmas to you also!
Very nice!!

I see you're using a Nikon D300 -- what lens? And are you doing any post processing? These are exceptional quality!!
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Old 12-22-2012, 05:03 PM   #3997
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I'm with you. I need to dig around and find a pic I took of a Lear 24 on a low approach to the Maize KS airport (grass) from the centerline just before I ducked...at a QB meeting. As close as I ever came to shitting myself...
A 24 on grass...would never happen with my ass in it...!!!
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Old 12-22-2012, 07:05 PM   #3998
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A 24 on grass...would never happen with my ass in it...!!!
He just made a very low approach...then went back to Mid-Continent (ICT) and drove up.
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Old 12-22-2012, 07:59 PM   #3999
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Merry Christmas Aviation nuts

Feel free to browse my flickr site ...
Thank you, and Merry Christmas
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Old 12-22-2012, 08:04 PM   #4000
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He just made a very low approach...then went back to Mid-Continent (ICT) and drove up.
ICT was part of our LOFT at Flight Safety Wichita. Landed there often...in the sim...never been there in real life.
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Old 12-22-2012, 10:40 PM   #4001
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Very nice!!

I see you're using a Nikon D300 -- what lens? And are you doing any post processing? These are exceptional quality!!
Hi,

I use a Nikon D300 and most of the images were taken using a Nikon 300mm f/4 A-FS lens, sometimes using a Nikon 1.4 teleconvertor, I shoot all the images "RAW" and process with initially with Nikon Capture NX2, Photoshop for final work.
Most of the static shots were with either a 50mm f1.8 standard Nikon lens, or a 18mm - 200mm VR lens. I also use a Sigma 10-20mm wideangle lens.

Most of the images have Exif data on them if you want more detail click on the image your interested in to go to the flickr site and look at the top right of the page you will see Nikon D300 in the area stating date / location, if you look further down on the right under "Additional info" you will find the Exif (Shooting) data, click there to see full Exif.
This info is not on all the images, probably about 80% carry the data.

Thanks for all the comments, glad you like the images!

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Old 12-23-2012, 01:43 AM   #4002
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Merry Christmas Aviation nuts

Feel free to browse my flickr site here for latest uploads (There is quite few, and even the odd bike)
Just click the link and use the "older" tab to work your way back

http://www.flickr.com/photos/6508137...ream/lightbox/

Thanks for looking


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Thanks for posting! Theres some great shots of some awesome aircraft.

I had to look up the WB57-F. Quite an interesting read. It seems the two of them show up in interesting places doing some really boring stuff. I note the black outs in the rear cockpit. Anyone have any inside info on this aircraft?
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Old 12-23-2012, 10:07 AM   #4003
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Some nice stuff. Thanks for sharing it.
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Old 12-23-2012, 10:43 AM   #4004
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One of the WB-57's is currently in Kandahar doing whatever it is that it does. There aren't any NASA markings on it anymore.
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Old 12-23-2012, 01:36 PM   #4005
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Maho Beach-Air France A340 on final to Princess Juliana Airport, St. Maarten


Dash 8, same place, different angle


Yep, it is true! We got sandblasted and I received a nickel-sized bruise from something a departing aircraft kicked up.
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