Monday, February 16, 2009

Into the Wild Blue Yonder

On Saturday, January 31st I did the senior citizen shuttle, when I took my mother and my in-laws to Spirit Mountain so they could satisfy their gambling itch. Me...I don't have that itch, but I saw it as an opportunity for them to support the local tribe in their efforts at getting back at the white man. Since I don't gamble, I dropped them off and I went to satisfy my own itch, or a pair of and airplanes. These are taken at the Evergreen Aviation Museum near McMinnville, Oregon, with a 10-24mm wide angle lens.

Biplane 1

Biplane 2, with fabric removed from the skeleton/frame

Howard Hughes' "Spruce Goose"

P51 and B17 in the background

Biplane 3

Lockheed SR-71 "Blackbird" spy plane, from the rear

Titan II ICBM Missile/Itermediate Space Launch Vehicle, perched on a launch pad

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