Picture of the Week: AVweb's Flying Photography Showcase
Afghanistan Isn't All Bad!
Paktika Province, Afghanistan.
Buried! And Thinking of Spring ...
We have had near record snow falls at KBAF (72").
Douglas DC-3 (N58NA) in the WWII Museum
This historic DC-3 is now hanging from the ceiling in the WWII museum in New Orleans. This aircraft served with the 9th Air Force/4th Pathfinder Squadron during WWII. Following the war, the aircraft was sold to the Finnish Air Force, where it served until 1970. In 1976, it participated in the filming of A Bridge Too Far. In 1985, it was sold to a small U.S. cargo company and served as a cargo carrier with various small companies until it was sold to the museum in 2006. I personally had the distinct honor of flying this aircraft all over the U.S. and Canada in the late 1990s early 2000s. Despite its high time, it was the best-flying aircraft in our fleet of DC-3s.
Warhawks at AirVenture 2010
Two Curtiss P-40 Warhawks at AirVenture 2010. The closest is painted in the colors of the 11th Air Force based in Alaska during WWII and uses a design of the Aleut people who lived on the Aleutian Islands. The farther is painted in the classic colors of the AVG Flying Tigers.
More from the Air Show in Atlanta
I have seen some pictures from that show, and thought this is just as good. [Ed. Note — We'll go along with that!]
Heading Home from Sebring
No manipulation. Sony Bloggie. Shot over central Georgia on the way back from the Light Sport Expo in Sebring. Sky Arrow 600 Sport SLSA shot from the FA-04 Peregrine SLSA.
Thunderbird Wall of Fire
Taken at the 2010 Point Mugu Air Show.