Posts tagged “aircraft

Jet Junk

Permanently Grounded

One of a Kind

This is the one and only airworthy B-29 Superfortress in the world. When I saw it rolling off the flight line and heading to the end of the runway I scrambled across the airfield as fast as I could and made a guess about what spot on the runway to head for. My estimate of runway position wasn’t too bad as it turns out. I wanted to shoot the plane with clear sky behind it, not the trees that lined the other side of the runway. I got to this spot out of breath just seconds before the aircraft did and luckily it was just barely higher than the treeline as it roared past me.

Electromechanical Mashup

There sure is a lot of wiring, plumbing, and hydraulics crammed into this space. This is the inside of the front landing gear bay on a B-52 bomber.

Top Gun

A few more from the airshow practice flights.

Jet Engines

A couple more detail shots that I made of the big birds.

Where the Rubber Meets the Runway

A view of part of one of the large cargo jets that was at the air show.