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Entries in Museum (51)

Monday
Apr192010

Vietnam Era Aircraft


Vietnam Era Aircraft, originally uploaded by big_pixel_pusher.

The Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum Udvar Hazy Center in Chantilly Virginia has multi-level walkways from which you can view the various aircraft that are on the hanger floor or suspended at various levels from the ceiling. I was able to wrap my gorilla pod to the hand rail of these walkways to steady my camera. This allowed me to take my typical 10 shot HDR's and avoid the security guards who zealously enforce the "no tripods allowed" rule.

Wednesday
Mar172010

TREX Crossing


TREX Crossing, originally uploaded by big_pixel_pusher.

Entry hall of the Academy of Sciences in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park. It's tough to take HDR sequences with lots of people moving around. Requires a lot of masking in Photoshop.

Thursday
Feb042010

Sabre Jet


Sabre Jet, originally uploaded by big_pixel_pusher.

This incredibly restored Korean War era F-86 Sabre fighter's skin is actually quite smooth. The HDR process brings out so much detail that in this case minor imperfections are enhanced. This aircraft is flown regularly and often travels to air shows. The F-86 is considered a "sweet ride" by pilots for it's nimble handling qualities.

Wednesday
Jan272010

Tomcat in Repose


Tomcat in Repose, originally uploaded by big_pixel_pusher.

This newly restored F-14 Tomcat is a great addition to the Yanks Air Museum in Chino California.

Wednesday
Jan272010

Jet-Age Rivals


Jet-Age Rivals, originally uploaded by big_pixel_pusher.

The Russian built Mig-15 Fagot and the American F-86 Saber jet fighters were adversaries during the Korean war. Very closely matched, either could be deadly in the hands of a good pilot.

Thursday
Jan212010

Boneyard - Ghost Flightline

Panorama of the Planes of Fame airplane boneyard. These aircraft are awaiting restoration to flight status.

Thursday
Jan212010

Merlin Undercover


Merlin Undercover, originally uploaded by big_pixel_pusher.

The P-51 Mustang "Wee Willy II" awaiting its afternoon flight. The amazing Rolls Royce Merlin engine transformed the Mustang from a lackluster low altitude patrol aircraft into the premiere front line fighter of world war 2.

Thursday
Jan212010

Wee Willy II - Plate 3


Wee Willy II - Plate 3, originally uploaded by big_pixel_pusher.

P-51D Mustang "Wee Willy II" shining in the late afternoon light with its hanger in the background.

Thursday
Jan212010

Wee Willy II - Plate 2


Wee Willy II - Plate 2, originally uploaded by big_pixel_pusher.

The Planes of Fame museum in Chino, California has monthly events where a single type of aircraft is featured. Guest speakers and a flight of the featured aircraft make for a memorable and fun day at the museum.

Sunday
Jan172010

Ghost Squadron in Fading Light

These historic aircraft are awaiting funds and skilled hands to restore them to flight conditon. Making history by saving it, the Chino Planes of Fame museum is an amazing place.