Picture(s) A Day – 27 November 2009 – Film Roll #1 From Aviation Nation
So. I’m in full-on cash conservation mode. Really. I’ve got about $5.00 to my name until Monday which is due to a short pay period, big bills, and my decision to actually pay them. Federal, State, and Local governments could learn something from me
I confess that I did get one roll of film from Aviation Nation developed last night and that’s a contributing factor to my current state of low funds. Yes, it’s my own damn fault. But at least I have something cool to post tonight
I didn’t have a chance to label each roll, so each one will be a surprise. This one happened to be mostly the Sunday C-17 demonstration
The C-17 is a huge plane as you’ve seen before, but that doesn’t mean it can’t slow way down. I think its ground speed here was about 85 miles per hour when these two pictures were taken. That’s helpful when you want to land on a short runway with a heavy load!
Along with slow flight, the Globemaster III (AKA the “Moose”) can turn on a dime and give you change This turn was only 3,000 feet in diameter That kind of maneuverability comes in awfully handy when people are shooting at you.
The only non-C-17 picture that made the cut from this roll was this one of the Thunderbirds jets. I really do love that red, white, and blue paint scheme
Another rather uncommon feature of the C-17 is its ability to back up under its own power. The thrust reversers are even good enough to get it up to a decent speed. Again, this helps with stopping on short runways along with taxiing on some airstrips.
Tomorrow will be a good day and there will be pictures Have fun
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