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Great stuff Caleb - you're a lucky man to have such visitors AND to know about them coming/going.

Written on 05/29/2020 by Gavin Hughes

A stunning photo of a beautiful plane. Thank you Todd for sharing.

Written on 05/29/2020 by Nicholas Green

A nice shot of the ultra-rare P-51H.

Written on 05/29/2020 by jim gevay


Written on 05/29/2020 by Brian Buckley

Thank you everyone for the positive comments

Written on 05/29/2020 by Todd Royer

Great shot Gary!

Written on 05/29/2020 by Maurice Quirin

No "wide body" anything aboard these. Uncle AL on Cincinnati TV had one of these.

Written on 05/29/2020 by David Ingram

Is there an AC with a more unique profile? One of a kind, beautiful - and a great shot, too!

Written on 05/29/2020 by frank theriault

A few weeks ago on May 10th I stood at the end of runway 1L at MCI and was awestruck as I watched this plane takeoff over me. It was the first time I've seen a 707 takeoff and I'll never forget it.

Written on 05/29/2020 by masonite

Damn, that's one weird looking aircraft.

Written on 05/29/2020 by James Driskell

Thank you, Gavin, for the comment, and agreed!

Written on 05/29/2020 by Dwight Hartje

Thank you, Gary! Your comments are much appreciated1

Written on 05/29/2020 by Dwight Hartje

Love this plane, what a great shot, how many types WWII GB aircraft used the the Merlin engine?

Written on 05/29/2020 by Robert Mott

Yes, painted for the Rugby team "ALL Blacks". The Black paint also is showing the first delivery of the Model for the airline. All other's are painted in reverse.

Written on 05/29/2020 by Brian Rhodes

Here an aircraft owned by a bank from SLC comes into DSM and parks up by the hanger directly behind where I toke this shot. Des Moines is one of the biggest financial service cities in the midwest with John Deer Financing, Wells Fargo, and other companies having a manger presence here.

Written on 05/29/2020 by Dwight Hartje

Cancelation of the Planes of Fame Airshow in Chino, CA, meant we didn't get our annual look at this great beast.

Written on 05/29/2020 by David Malsher

Nice to see a pic from my former unit! Was a Squadron & Group Commander and instrumental in bringing the Antarctic mission to the 109th.

Written on 05/29/2020 by Karl Doll

This particular aircraft and stablemates are actually even older (technically). They were built as Navy LC-130Rs in two lots, delivered either 1974 or '76 for the Navy Sqdn VXE-6. A Lockheed Georga contract completed a major rebuild in 1983 that converted their designation to LC-130H and reset their USAF registration to 83-. All in all, I would guess these are both some of the oldest 130s flying and some of the best maintained. I'd love to hear the story about those props...

Written on 05/29/2020 by skylab72

Planes of Fame Museum is one of the best in the country! Their Airshow is always amazing with so many warbirds flying at once.

Written on 05/29/2020 by Jim Metzger

It is so good it almost looks photoshoped around the edges but. If it is actual photo it is a awesome shot.

Written on 05/29/2020 by William Curd

Beautiful bird even with the bumps and warts LOL
My very favorite aircraft

Written on 05/29/2020 by Robert Dickey

Referring back to the aircraft log, this was 10 Feb 2010. The caption says PAFA (Fairbanks Intl.) but we had just moved the airplane to China Marina (AK28, 2 miles away) for the annual. No room in Erk's hangar so we put on the covers and left it for him.

Written on 05/29/2020 by Stuart Sibitzky

A dizzying perspective to be sure!
Great pic

Written on 05/29/2020 by marylou anderson


Written on 05/29/2020 by marylou anderson

Another super snap Gary! Love seeing all those aircraft in that AA livery and the Lufthansa A343 in Star Alliance livery is nice addition to the background. Well done and thank you for sharing this history!

Written on 05/29/2020 by Darryl Sarno

@jmonroe Yes, the skis do retract. Somewhat. They are affixed to the landing gear so that when the pilot selects "gear up" the wheels and the skis move up. The skis move up flush to aerodynamic fairings (you can see these in the photo - especially the nose gear) The skis can move independently, so the wheels can remain up when landing on the skis on snow. To land on pavement, the wheels extend a bit below the skis - again visible in this photo. These are based out of KSCH, Schenectady New York, the 109th NYANG squadron.

Written on 05/29/2020 by Barry Witte

The yellow and black stripe that is Korean War vintage is for a USAF Tactical Fighter Squadron. But it looks cool on a P4Y... Matching wing-tip is a nice touch.

Written on 05/29/2020 by skylab72

This photo clearly shows the two strut steering wheels of the AN-124. I think one other Russian monster transport has such steering wheels. I do not believe any western designed planes have them, certainly not the Airbus A-380. I had understood such a design was very difficult and the one strut steering wheel was a design limit on the maximum size of an aircraft. Anyone know more about this design issue?

Written on 05/29/2020 by westcoasthori

ERCO, which designed and built the first Ercoupes started building Flight Simulators, including the earliest KC-135 sims (later referred to as Cockpit Procedures Trainer, CPT). In the '70's I worked on the Sim at Barksdale AFB and remember some of the structural parts had the 'ERCO' name on them.

Written on 05/29/2020 by Will Sutton

Per the 22 May entry below from KIX to PANC. I honestly didn't realize a 738 could fly for 7 hrs at a time.

Written on 05/29/2020 by Joe Wood

A variant of the very successful B-24. Great photo!

Written on 05/29/2020 by Will Sutton

Great shot and capture!

Written on 05/29/2020 by Darryl Sarno

This plane is no longer 3Ls Plane.

Written on 05/29/2020 by S Youngblood

Thank you Robert

Written on 05/29/2020 by Darryl Sarno

Flew in these out of NAS Columbus OH back in the 50's. US navy VP 692.

Written on 05/29/2020 by Walter Motz

Beautiful restoration...nice shot. My father flew one of these as a "Typhoon Chaser" out of Guam in the early '50s.

Written on 05/29/2020 by Neil Klapthor

Excellent series of shots of N82MD!

Written on 05/29/2020 by Dwight Hartje

Very nice roster shot of the beautiful current livery SWA 737!

Written on 05/29/2020 by Dwight Hartje

It is a Mundie Kit for a Nieuport 28

Written on 05/29/2020 by RuboSay

The tanker which works.

Written on 05/29/2020 by John Gerty

Ken, That is not a "J" model. Count those blades. The J models have 6 blades. It's an H2 with upgraded props. I got more than a few hundred hours in the center seat of that specific aircraft.
And the wheels do retract while the skiis come up flush with the fairing on the fuselage.

Written on 05/29/2020 by Paul Fobare

Written on 05/29/2020 by jesse kyzer

I was over a mile away from the flyover so it was hard to capture

Written on 05/29/2020 by ae6db

That's a bunch of Smoke Oil!

Written on 05/29/2020 by Jeff Davis

Canadian Historic Aircraft Assoaciation (CH2A) in Windsor, Ontario, Canada has been buiding one of these from scratch. Sorry, don't know the latest status but a couple of years ago when I was there the fuselage and wings looked complete, they had two new Merlin engines in crates. Looked beautiful.
BTW, nice picture Todd, thank you.

Written on 05/29/2020 by Fazal Khan

Written on 05/29/2020 by jesse kyzer

Beautiful livery.

Written on 05/29/2020 by RAY LLOYD

Will get one of these when i win the lottery,lol.

Written on 05/29/2020 by RAY LLOYD

Terrific shot.

Written on 05/29/2020 by RAY LLOYD

Beautiful Shot Uwe!

Written on 05/29/2020 by John Giambone

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