Picture(s) A Day – 16 January 2010 – Plane Pr0n – More From Aviation Nation 2009
Not too much to report today, so this post will focus primarily on some new images freshly developed at Wal Mart while I carried out a shopping expedition Yes, it’s more good stuff from Aviation Nation back in November of last year
I hope y’all like plane pr0n
Some of the things I’ve found to be universal at airshows are airplanes (of course ), crowds of people, food and souvenir stands, and a section of rides and games to keep the really young kids from going bonkers. I wasn’t going for that in the image above – I was trying to get a decent picture of the snow-capped peaks around Mt. Charleston. Still, I like what I got out of this one.
Ace Maker is a privately owned and operated T-33 jet trainer from the Korean War era with some of the greatest nose art I’ve ever seen They had her up and flying in 2009 and I wish I could’ve gotten a few more pics. Maybe next year
Without trainers, we’d have one helluva lot more accidents in fighters One of the regular features at Aviation Nation is a parade of trainer aircraft and I for one really do enjoy it. Aside from the historic aspect of the aircraft involved, something tells me that the much lower cost of keeping these aircraft flying also factors into the reasoning for the longevity of this feature at the airshow. It’s something that’s borderline affordable for the organizers and the crowd still loves to see ‘em fly
If you’ve been lurking around this site for any length of time, you no doubt have seen these two aircraft from several different years of airshows Those are A-1 Skyraiders, also known as “Spads” or “Sandys” and they can bring a world of hurt to an enemy Between the bombs, rockets, napalm, and the 20mm cannons, they’re certainly formidable. They even shot down MiG-17 Fresco jet fighters over Vietnam
Watching an F-86 and a MiG-15 go at it in a dogfight never gets old, especially when it’s over Nellis at an already great airshow Watching these two jets, there’s really no way to tell the fight’s over Nevada and not the 38th parallel
Something you really don’t see all that often is aerobatics being performed by WWII warbirds. Formation aerobatics are even more rare. The Horsemen are sponsored by Air Show Buzz – a great airshow website – and are a great act to watch
These two are for all the B-25 fans out there This was part of a Doolittle Raiders tribute and they sure looked like they were having a grand old time up there flying for the crowd
The Jeep and Stinson L9 above are both owned by the First Composite Group of the General Patton Desert Training Center. The big rig you see in the background is their mobile museum. They’ve been going to airshows and other events for many years and showing several new generations quite a bit of history that they might never otherwise learn about considering the state of the public school system.
I just thought this picture was pretty cool with the airplanes and the mountains and all
Last, but not least, we have a few more static displays. Gotta love those fast jets and the cargo haulers, too. Of course, my buddy who’s a loadmaster on C-17s swears that the C-5 ain’t near as cool as the Globemaster
So there’s your periodic dose of plane pr0n Here’s hoping you have a great Sunday
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