Friday, October 23, 2009

Boeing KC-97 Stratotanker

Boeing KC-97L Stratotanker 53-0272 formerly of the California Air National Guard.

Photographed at Milestones of Flight Museum, Fox Field, Lancaster, CA.

DFW to Texas Tech Trip

Took my son to University Day at Texas Tech, saw some cool stuff along the way.

Lockheed T-33A-1-LO 51-4380 at Newman Park, Sweetwater, Texas.

Bell Huey UH-1H also at Newman Park, Sweetwater, Texas.

Steel House, in Ransom Canyon just East of Lubbock, Texas.

Silent Wings Museum, Lubbock International Airport, Old Terminal.

Douglas C-47 41-7278.

Waco CG-4A Hadrian Glider 45-15691.

Aeronca L-3D Grasshopper 42-36639.

Laister-Kauffman LK-10A Glider 1943 SN129 N58178.

Lockheed T-33 52-09202 at Texas State School, Lubbock, Texas. I helped re-attach the canopy after it was blown off in the late 80's when I was in the Air Force at nearby Reese AFB.

Lockheed T-38A-40-NO 61-00902 at The Science Spectrum, Lubbock, Texas. I restored this bird when it was on different pedestal at Reese AFB in the late 80's.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Antonov AH-124-100

ANTONOV AH-124-100
Photographed at Alliance Airport, Fort Worth TX

Monday, October 19, 2009

Boeing B-52 Stratofortress

BOEING B-52H-165-BW Stratofortress from Barksdale AFB, Louisiana.

Photographed at JRBFW (CARSWELL AFB) Airshow 2006

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Blackbird Airpark Museum

Blackbird Airpark Museum is an annex of the Air Force Flight Test Center Museum at Edwards AFB. The museum is located on Avenue P at 25th Street East in Palmdale, CA.

A-12 #06924 is the first Blackbird built. First flown on 26 April 1962 by Lou Schalk. First of all Blackbird variants, it had a very short career, and was retired in 1968.

SR-71A 17973/ #2024. Assembly of this aircraft started on 14 January 1966 and its roll out was on 17 October 1966. The first flight of the aircraft was during 8 February 1967. This aircraft ended its career with 1,729.9 flight hours. The SR-71 was a follow-on development of the A-12 for an improved platform for reconnaissance.

Tail end of a J58 engine.

J58 engine.

D-21B #525. This little unmanned drone was developed due to the agreement between the Soviet Union and the United States restricting the use of manned vehicles over the Soviet landmass. It was carried piggyback by a modified A-12 called an M-21 or dropped from a wing pylon on B-52Hs.

Lockheed U-2D #56-6721