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  1. #11
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    Smile

    Now ... I have to admit, this is my idea of a Stretch-747

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    or "What do you get when you park two 747s TOO CLOSE together?"
    Don Schap - BFA, Digital Photography
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  2. #12
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    The newest plane being built by Boeing is the 787. The parts are manufactured all over the world, and shipped to where they are being built. The Dream Lifter is the modified plane that they use to carry the parts. They can actually get the Fuselage of the 787 inside this craft. They are assembled here in Charleston SC. We see this "blimp" hovering over our neighborhood all the time. It is remarkable how they can get this to fly, similar to a Bumblebee.
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    pressure differential x wing area = lift

  4. #14
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    Nectar + sheer bloody determination = Bumblebee

    BTW That's one ugly aircraft.
    Last edited by Peekayoh; 08-01-2010 at 03:20 PM. Reason: afterthought

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    Cool On the tarmac ...

    Again, sitting along the prep area off the flight line, the active show aircraft were prepped and brought to life. This solo F-4, harkens back to VietNam Era, where America began to realize ... not everything was as it appeared ... and when McDonnell Douglas "forgot" to build a cannon into the jet ... making it really uncomfortable to dogfight. It's like bringing a knife to a gunfight.

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    Then, this father and son made their way over to the F-15 "Strike Eagle" and ... the boarding ladder certainly was a challenge.

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    but, through pure determination, in the little guy went.

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    Then I looked up ... and realized this economy was ... on the edge ... not enough seats in the airplane, forcing people to ...

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    Then, moving from "old style" flying ... to a more modern flair

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    Last edited by DonSchap; 08-01-2010 at 06:33 PM.
    Don Schap - BFA, Digital Photography
    A Photographer Is Forever
    Look, I did not create the optical laws of the Universe ... I simply learned to deal with them.
    Remember: It is usually the GLASS, not the camera (except for moving to Full Frame), that gives you the most improvement in your photography.

    flickr & Sdi

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    Thumbs up A parting shot ...

    As a final salute to the military fighters, they did a triple threat fly-by ...

    The A-10 "Tankbuster", F-4 Phantom (utility fighter) from the 1960's, and the F-15 "Strike Eagle" (Utility Fighter from 70-late 90's)

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    When they stack planes at Rockford Airport, they aren't foolin' around ...
    Don Schap - BFA, Digital Photography
    A Photographer Is Forever
    Look, I did not create the optical laws of the Universe ... I simply learned to deal with them.
    Remember: It is usually the GLASS, not the camera (except for moving to Full Frame), that gives you the most improvement in your photography.

    flickr & Sdi

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