Here is one of a C130 making one of a series of touch-and-gos. Note the 6-bladed Prop. They often come here for such practice because our runway is quite long (5000+ ft) and we're not as busy as other places with runways of such length. I often get good looks at aircraft landing here as I live in a nearly perfect line with our main local runway some 7 miles out. President Reagan came in here in the 707 Air Force One and I thought he was going to drop on my head.:eek: :D
Nice to see them flying again Steve. Hope it keep up for the summer hols.
Chino air show.
P-51's just after take-off.
The only flying Zero with the original engine.
This Northrop N9M flying wing is back after lengthy maintenance. It was originally built as a 1/3-scale test plane.
Aerobatic Lear jet.
This P-38 Lightning crashed in Greenland during WWII. It was recovered under more than 200 feet of snow in 1992, and retrieved piece by piece. It was restored and renamed Glacier Girl.
This Me-109 landed on a frozen lake in WWII, and fell through the ice to the bottom. Recovered over 50 years later, it is awaiting restoration.
This Bell X-2 was on a TV show, and is under restoration.
This was the last decommissioned B-17G in the US Air Force, in service until August 1959. Under extensive restoration that may take 10 more years.
A hangar of racers includes the Gee Bee in the center.
A replica Sopwith Scout, nicknamed the "Pup" for its small size.
A replica Fokker Dr-1, the type in which Manfred von Richtofen claimed 18 of his 80 kills and was shot down.
A Hanriot owned and flown in the USA after WWI by French ace Charles Nungesser. Nungesser and Coli disappeared on a trans-Atlantic flight just weeks before Lindbergh's flight in 1927.
This is a compilation of clips (not mine) from Oshkosh.
National Air and Space Museum.
Northrop Gamma 2B named Polar Star, from an Antarctic flight in 1935. A rough forced landing on uneven ice caused the dents on the fuselage in front of the wing.
Bleriot XI, the type used in the first flight across the English Channel in 1909.
Lilienthal glider from 1894.
X-15 rocket-powered plane that technically flew in space (more than 100Km in altitude) on two flights. Has gone as fast as Mach 6.7 (over 4,500 MPH).
Wright Flyer from 1903.
Lockheed Vega flown by Amelia Earhart.
Fokker T-2 used in first US transcontinental flight in 1923.
The Milestones of Flight gallery includes a Douglas DC-3 and front of a Boeing 747.
The custom-built Ryan NYP airplane, Spirit of St Louis, used by Charles Lindbergh to solo across the Atlantic in 1927. It carried 450 gals of fuel, much of it in a tank blocking the forward window. The choice of a single reliable engine (with self-lubricating operation) was believed to reduce the chance of mechanical failure that a multi-engined plane would have.