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Blake Herling of Arvada, CO transports us back through time with a historic photo from Chicago's O'Hare Airport. Click through for more reader-submitted photos.

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  • First Jet Service at Chicago O'Hare (March 22, 1959)

    Blake Herling of Arvada, CO

    One of four images shot by and submitted for a friend who was there (9 years old) to record the first scheduled jet service between Chicago and San Francisco March 22, 1959.

    Shot using a Kodak Signet Camera (which he still has!). No modification.

  • Short Final: KSAC

    Dale Morris of Woodland, CA

    Added contrast to the plane and lightened. Sony HX100V.

  • Zlin 726 and Dušan Šamko

    Frantisek Manik of Poprad, PO (Slovakia)

  • Bob Carlton's Jet Super Salto Glider at the Avalon Air Show

    Geoff Sobering of Madison, WI

    Taken with a Canon 40D and 100-400mm lens during a break in set-up of the ground pyrotechnics.

  • Real Optimism or, The End of Hibernation

    Gilbert Benzonana of Grand Lancy, Geneva (Switzerland)

    Like a white bear coming out from its den at the end of winter, one of the gliders of Montricher Air Field comes out cautiously from its trailer. Real optimism: The runway in the back is still covered with snow. Nevertheless, the temperature is rising with some sun!

    Photo taken with a Pentax K5 camera at 1/125 sec, F 13, focal length 50 mm. Just reduction of the original file under to 1 MB.

  • Sacred Cow at the National Museum of the USAF, Dayton, OH

    Jared Bergeron of Sterling Heights, MI

    Shot with a Fuji FinePix S3200 in black-and-white mode.

    No alterations other than resizing to meet file size requirements.

  • Loop 2

    John Lill of Dallas, TX

    GoPro video screen capture. Slightly cropped.

  • Stages of Take-Off in a Decathlon

    Mujahid Abdulrahim of Simi Valley, California

    While it should be abundantly obvious, this photo is a composite of 15 photographs of a gorgeous Super Decathlon taking off from Santa Paula, California for aerobatics training.

    I had just earned my tailwheel endorsement moments before taking these shots, so I stuck around the airport to watch my favorite airplane do more flying.

    This was shot using a Canon Rebel XT with a Tamron 70-300mm lens at 100mm.

  • Cabo San Lucas Polarizer

    Richard Depinay of Keller, TX

    Polarizer filter.

  • Formation Over the Salt Lake

    Ric Lee of Sandy, UT

    Taken yesterday on a fun flight to Idaho.

    Re-sized only.

  • NorCal Back Country

    Rob Farland of Rio Vista, CA

    1953 Cessna 170B at a private dirt strip perched on a ridge top above the valley fog.

    Shot with a Canon Rebel T2i; no manipulations.

  • Swifts Return to Triple Tree

    Scott Thomason of Greer, SC

    Fading evening light highlights a row of Swifts, RVs, and two Howard DGAs. Taken at Triple Tree Aerodrome during the 2012 September fly-in in Woodruff, SC.

    Canon A3300. Crop and slight changes to contrast only.

  • 2012 National Aeronca Association Grand Champion Antique

    Thomas L. Rudolf of Middletown, OH

    At 16th National Aeronca Association Convention in Middletown, Ohio in 2012, Craig MacVeigh flew this aircraft — a 1930 C-2. The Aeronca C-2 is the first model in production for Aeronca and flew with an Aeronca E-113 two-cylinder 36-hp engine.

    Cropped for size limit. Taken with Kodak DX6490.

First Jet Service at Chicago O'Hare (March 22, 1959)

Blake Herling of Arvada, CO One of four images shot by and submitted for a friend who was there (9 years old) to record the first scheduled jet service between Chicago and San Francisco March 22, 1959. Shot using a Kodak Signet Camera (which he still has!). No modification.

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