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Its been my great honor to be able to see, actually touch and photograph 2 SR-71 Blackbirds
Both historic in their own way, the top one at Pima Air & Space is the last Lockheed built SR-71

the Castle Air Museum, if I recall correctly, the Blackbird that flew the most combat missions, supposedly over North Viet Nam, North Korea, Soviet Union, mainland China and most of the Eastern Block Warsaw Pact
One other point: no Blackbird has ever been lost in combat


Pima Air & Space, Arizona

Yes guys that is a fantastic Martin Mariner Seaplane right under the Pima Air 71. Also next to it is the Blackbird drone
I have a 155 photo album of my day at Pima, including the Boneyard tour. Over 18 acres, 350 planes, w exceptional civilian planes, up to a 787 Dreamliner.



SR 71, Castle Air Museum
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The Pima Air & Space is said to be one of the best privately funded, NGO (non governmental organization) aircraft museums in the world.

Castle Air Museum ,also an NGO, is on a former Strategic Air Command Air Force Base and has most every American combat plane you can wish to see, including only 1 of 4 remaining B-36's, even other countries like a British Avro Vulcan

thanks for viewing________Coast

Pima Air & Space.   155 photos


Castle Air Museum.   161 photos

Edited by Coast - 06 January 2019 at 07:30
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Fred_S Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 06 January 2019 at 09:21
Those are two great collections Coast! You must have had a good time there. The planes contrast well against the blue skye. An outdoor museum wouldn't work well here with our weather conditions. It looks like you could use something wider than 16mm with some of those big ones though . TFS.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Coast Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 07 January 2019 at 00:46
Thanks Fred, your Right, these places for me are like a kid in Disneyland. Usually I don't leave till they close the place and I have to go
I have 3 albums of ea museum one w the Zeiss and another go around w the ultra wide and I get very different perspectives of the planes. One of the Castle albums I went back for their "Open Cockpit Days" and have photos of large crowds and insides of some of these awesome planes


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A Cessna 152 taking off from the Reykjavik airport


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A bit of airport fun.

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    Post Options Post Options   Quote clk230 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 02 March 2019 at 05:21
    Qantas VH-XZP James Strong in livery based on Qantas’ first 747s in 1971

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    Post Options Post Options   Quote Coast Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 12 March 2019 at 17:10


    Nike Missile Site, Marin Headlands
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    Post Options Post Options   Quote defi90 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 04 April 2019 at 21:31
    Hi,
    I couple of weeks ago at the RAF Cosford museum there was a night photography event. Basically they let us lose around the outdoor planes that were lighted up between 6-9 pm.
    1.) Nimrod

    2.) Catalina

    3.) Bristol Britannia 312

    4.) Nimrod

    5.) Catalina

    6.) Nimrod with other photographers


    It was a fun event and hope they will organise some more.
    Open for comments so I can prepare for the next time.

    Thank you
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    Post Options Post Options   Quote waldo_posth Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 04 April 2019 at 22:38
    Fascinating set! What an opportunity!

    In terms of composition I think #4 is outstanding (although I find the light a bit distracting - but that's hard to avoid), but I like #3 and #5 - the close-up - as well! #2 is a feat - to cover the whole width of the wingspan!

    I could imagine that an UWA lens might give you additional options for composition. I have not checked the focal lengths of the images - what did you use?

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    Post Options Post Options   Quote clk230 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 05 April 2019 at 10:35
    Nice images Misi, you've worked the opportunity well. My favourites are of the Nimrod, especially #4. such an interesting aircraft with so many lumps and bumps and protrusions. I can only begin to imagine the interesting equipment it must have carried. TFS!

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    Post Options Post Options   Quote Nordlicht Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 05 April 2019 at 10:54
    Nice event, love the Brittania #3 and Catalina #5 shots TFS
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    Post Options Post Options   Quote defi90 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 05 April 2019 at 17:16
    Hi,

    Thank you for the comments.

    The shots where taken a 24mm most of the time.
    I think I missed a better water puddle picture of the Catalina, but that's for next time.



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    Post Options Post Options   Quote Fred_S Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 05 April 2019 at 17:19
    Nice set indeed, votes for # 3 and 4 from me.
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