Aviation MegaThread!!!!

Discussion in 'Shiny Things' started by EvilGenius, Jan 1, 2009.

  1. Heyload

    Heyload Remastered Classic

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    Holy cow, I had to take a picture of this morning's sunrise! I just wish I would have had more than a crappy cell phone camera, it doesn't do any justice to the intensity and clarity of the colors.

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  2. scottcolbath

    scottcolbath Long timer

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    How about this shot? Better than the others?

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    One of these will be used by the town for their website.

    S.C.
  3. XR650L_Dave

    XR650L_Dave Long timer

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    Dude, I don't know what your angle is, but that's clearly photoshopped.

    I can tell by the pixels, and I've seen a few 'shops in my day.

    What tipped me off was I went to google maps and it doesn't look anything like that. :D
  4. scottcolbath

    scottcolbath Long timer

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    I'm busted.

    And we know how awesome the quality is of the Google Maps shots. :lol3

    S.C.
  5. Flying-D

    Flying-D Just Passing Through

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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...:D
  6. Easyrider5258

    Easyrider5258 Easyrider

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  7. oldmanb777

    oldmanb777 Just say NO to socialism!

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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.
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    My Dads retirement flight with my brother, August 1973. I was taking the pix.
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  8. Saso

    Saso Happily sporting the DRD4 gene

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    Wow, what a great set of photographs! Thanks for sharing them and Merry Christmas back to you. :freaky
  9. Lornce

    Lornce Lost In Place

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  10. BillsR100

    BillsR100 Happy Paleoflatus

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    Boy no kiddin, great pics in there! wow!
    Merry Christmas to you also!
  11. kfsinc

    kfsinc Chaingolian Observer

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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!!
  12. Beamer Pilot

    Beamer Pilot Obviously a major malf...

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    A 24 on grass...would never happen with my ass in it...!!!
  13. Flying-D

    Flying-D Just Passing Through

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    He just made a very low approach...then went back to Mid-Continent (ICT) and drove up.
  14. Renner

    Renner combustophile

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    Thank you, and Merry Christmas :clap
  15. Beamer Pilot

    Beamer Pilot Obviously a major malf...

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    ICT was part of our LOFT at Flight Safety Wichita. Landed there often...in the sim...never been there in real life.
  16. Easyrider5258

    Easyrider5258 Easyrider

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    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!
  17. Shadow10

    Shadow10 Been here awhile

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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?
  18. Chilipepper

    Chilipepper Baja wannabe

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    Some nice stuff. Thanks for sharing it.
  19. aclark79

    aclark79 Rotor Driver

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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.
  20. DakarNick

    DakarNick Swabee

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    Maho Beach-Air France A340 on final to Princess Juliana Airport, St. Maarten
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    Dash 8, same place, different angle
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    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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