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    Aircraft

    Couldn't find a current thread for pictures of aircraft, so I thought I'd start one. Here are some of my efforts from Heathrow Airport last week














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    Er suprisingly you might be right Steve there is an airshow thread. Either way they are nice shots. What took you to Heathrow just observing or off on hols? I was really fortunate to actually fly on the Emirates A380 recently its amaizing inside - best flight I've ever been on with service to match.
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    Hi Phill, thanks for your comments. I just fancied a day watching them all come in (in very quick succession), and was very pleased to catch the A380 - I would love to fly on one someday.
    I'm registered on http://forums.airshows.co.uk/ and I'd heard a lot about a cul-de-sac called Myrtle Avenue, a great place for spotting, so I thought I'd give it a try. I'm not a real anorak who records all the aircraft types / numbers etc., I'm just interested from a photography point of view really - something different to point my camera at

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    It looks like a great spotting spot if I can put it that way. I bet the locals get fed up with observers though.
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    San Diego Air and Space museum.
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    This DC-3 is in front of the future air museum at Santa Monica airport.
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    Front of former Air Force One at Ronald Reagan presidential museum.
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    The boneyard at the Planes of Fame in Chino.
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    Some famous 1930's-era racers at the Planes of Fame.
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    More from Planes of Fame.

    Folland Gnat in foreground. The Skyrocket in the backround ws the first Mach 2 plane.
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    Vampire.
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    Mig and Sabre.
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    Japanese Shusui, a version of the German Komet rocket-assisted glider.
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    Kamikaze Ohka manned-bomb under the Val wing.
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    Replica of Adm. Yamamoto's "Betty" bomber, ambushed by American P-38's.
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    Me-163 Komet.
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    Riverside airshow. Very windy...

    KC-135 tanker.
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    Taylorcraft.
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    AT-6 "War Dog".
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    Sukhoi Su-26mx.
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    "Silver Wings" Stearman.
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    Taylorcraft.
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    Sukhoi.
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    Pitts over a T-28.
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    Pitts.
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    Last edited by SpecialK; 04-12-2010 at 08:36 PM.
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    (formerly Pentax 50 1.4/50-200/55-300/K100D, Sigma 18-50 2.8/70-300 APO, Tamron 28-75, Viv 800, Tele-Tokina 800, Canon S3 IS, Samsung L210)
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