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MargaretK
PERTH
Australia

April 16, 2010
10:19 PM

Post #7711797

We've come from here. http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/1038548/

The Red Bull Air Race Finals are being held in Perth this weekend. I can hear them zooming about in the distance as I'm typing this. I spent a few hours watching the pilots practicing yesterday afternoon and thought I'd share some with you.



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MargaretK
PERTH
Australia

April 16, 2010
10:24 PM

Post #7711801

The same plane over the city only seconds later, making a turn onto the race.

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MargaretK
PERTH
Australia

April 16, 2010
10:26 PM

Post #7711803

Same plane manoeuvring through the course.

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MargaretK
PERTH
Australia

April 16, 2010
10:30 PM

Post #7711807

Red plane

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MargaretK
PERTH
Australia

April 16, 2010
10:31 PM

Post #7711808

Same plane in the course.

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MargaretK
PERTH
Australia

April 16, 2010
10:32 PM

Post #7711809


...

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MargaretK
PERTH
Australia

April 16, 2010
10:38 PM

Post #7711814

Sorry, wrong photo. Here's the one I meant to post.

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MargaretK
PERTH
Australia

April 16, 2010
10:43 PM

Post #7711819

Again.

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MargaretK
PERTH
Australia

April 16, 2010
10:49 PM

Post #7711822

..

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MargaretK
PERTH
Australia

April 16, 2010
10:51 PM

Post #7711825

Red Bull

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MargaretK
PERTH
Australia

April 16, 2010
10:52 PM

Post #7711827

? Team Audi

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MargaretK
PERTH
Australia

April 16, 2010
10:53 PM

Post #7711829

Vividwireless

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MargaretK
PERTH
Australia

April 16, 2010
10:55 PM

Post #7711831

Love this one's smoke trail

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MargaretK
PERTH
Australia

April 16, 2010
10:58 PM

Post #7711832

I don't know how close it came to this bird, but there wasn't a strike.

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MargaretK
PERTH
Australia

April 16, 2010
10:59 PM

Post #7711833

"Next"

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MargaretK
PERTH
Australia

April 16, 2010
10:59 PM

Post #7711835

"Roger"

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MargaretK
PERTH
Australia

April 16, 2010
11:02 PM

Post #7711837

Same plane in the course only seconds later.

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MargaretK
PERTH
Australia

April 16, 2010
11:04 PM

Post #7711839

I love this shot.

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MargaretK
PERTH
Australia

April 16, 2010
11:08 PM

Post #7711842

Same aircraft over the city heading down to the course.

The day before, a Brazilian pilot had a high speed dive into the Swan River. He was rescued within a minute and taken to hospital. Initially they said he was critically injured, but it turned out he had a minor whiplash injury and was released the following day, walking out of the hospital into the throng of waiting media. It was his first tour with the RBAR. He's reportedly enjoying (I'll bet he isn't enjoying it) the race from his city hotel.

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MargaretK
PERTH
Australia

April 16, 2010
11:11 PM

Post #7711845

Roulettes aerobatic team from the RAAF base at Pearce. This was a carpark shot just as I got out of the car.

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MargaretK
PERTH
Australia

April 16, 2010
11:12 PM

Post #7711847

Roulettes 2

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MargaretK
PERTH
Australia

April 16, 2010
11:14 PM

Post #7711849

I grabbed a couple of shots of this plane, which was not part of the race (well I hope not with those missiles strapped to its wings), from the carpark as well.

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MargaretK
PERTH
Australia

April 16, 2010
11:15 PM

Post #7711850

Last one. I hope you enjoyed them. I may go and have another look tomorrow afternoon.

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gardenpom
Melbourne, FL

April 17, 2010
4:25 AM

Post #7711996

Those are all terrific shots, Margaret. That must be such fun to watch. Thanks for starting Part 2 of this fun thread. I came across this while clearing pics and thought I would repost it again, even though I believe it is in the 1st thread. Taken while the Sheriffs' helicopter searched the neighborhood.

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MargaretK
PERTH
Australia

April 17, 2010
6:07 AM

Post #7712183

It was wonderful, GP. I didn't manage to get to the first part of the race today, but may go for a while tomorrow afternoon. I took, wait for it, 900 photos yesterday. I do love planes. I just wish I could have used my big lens.

I recall you posting that shot. If I remember correctly, the sheriff didn't locate you. Your beautiful garden hid you well. LOL.
duckmother
North Little Rock, AR
(Zone 7b)

April 17, 2010
7:19 AM

Post #7712333

Mags, Geoff is drooling and still green with envy ;o)) Maybe, after we spend time in Hawaii, we can go back to Aus with you and see the air races!
linthicum
Linthicum Heights, MD
(Zone 7a)

April 17, 2010
9:14 AM

Post #7712565

Beautiful shots, Margaret. It's been a long time since I went to an airshow, with my "Brownie" camera. You did quite well with the lens that you were using. I actually like some of the photos that are the more distant shots because it puts a totally different perspective on the photograph. Sometimes, I like to see the big picture. You certainly had a good vantage point. Take plenty of batteries and media cards. Looking forward to more photos ...
WaterCan2
Eastern Long Island, NY
(Zone 7a)

April 17, 2010
10:12 AM

Post #7712679

Great shots Margaret! I've never seen an air-race, (I don't think they hold them near here), but I go to the airshow here in long Island every year. Thank you for sharing your pics!
MargaretK
PERTH
Australia

April 17, 2010
7:22 PM

Post #7713967

Kim, who knows, that may well be a possibility. What fun that would be.

Thanks Linth. I was up at King's Park, a natural bushland reserve and botanic garden overlooking the city. It's arguably the place most frequented by tourists, but is equally as popular with the locals. The zoom lens does come in handy and it's so much lighter than the 300 and the 400 so doesn't play havoc with my shoulders, but it's no good for bird watching.

Thank you, WC. You should treat yourself to a trip to Osh Kosh one year. It is really amazing watching these pilots go through the course. They flip from what seems to be a 90 degree angle of bank one way to a 90 degree angle of bank the other within a split second. Today should be perfect for the final. The weather is absolutely glorious.
WaterCan2
Eastern Long Island, NY
(Zone 7a)

April 17, 2010
7:48 PM

Post #7714045

Ooh Margaret, you make it sound so inviting! The closest I came to you guys was Figi, (I had my choice between Figi & New Guinea as a scuba destination and I picked Figi, took me 31 hrs to get there from NY. Australia sounds so inviting now... Lucky you to be able to enjoy the races, the weather and the exotic, unique wildlife of Australia well! ☺

Mrs_Ed

Mrs_Ed
Whiteside County, IL
(Zone 5a)

April 18, 2010
4:47 PM

Post #7716140

Speaking of Oshkosh, our town is hosting the staging of the DC-3 fly in to oshkosh. Should be really really crowded, but I might get some shots.

http://www.airventure.org/news/2010/100304_dc3growing.html
WaterCan2
Eastern Long Island, NY
(Zone 7a)

April 18, 2010
7:14 PM

Post #7716596

I'm heading for this one...

http://www.jonesbeachairshow.com/index.html
gardenpom
Melbourne, FL

April 19, 2010
3:22 AM

Post #7717213

That will be a wonderful day, I'm sure. I see one of the pilots from Margarets races will even be there.
MargaretK
PERTH
Australia

April 19, 2010
3:45 AM

Post #7717236

WC, that should be absolutely spectacular. Take lots of photos when you go.

I obviously got it wrong when I said the final was in Perth, as there's more to come in New York in June. You're going to spoiled rotten, WC. (Shades of green here).

Mrs Ed, how fabulous to have the DC3's flying in enroute to Oshkosh. Will you go and see and hear them? There's a DC3 that does pleasure flights around Perth and I just LOVE the sound of the deep rumble of those engines.

Mrs_Ed

Mrs_Ed
Whiteside County, IL
(Zone 5a)

April 19, 2010
5:16 AM

Post #7717359

I'm sure they'll be flying over my house, as the airport is only a couple miles from me. But yah, I'll probably brave the crowds to try to get to see them up close. Can you imagine what 40 sound like?
MargaretK
PERTH
Australia

April 21, 2010
6:38 AM

Post #7723693

I can indeed. BTW, how is Mr Ed?
gardenpom
Melbourne, FL

April 21, 2010
11:24 AM

Post #7724454

Another shot of the Piaggio.

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gardenpom
Melbourne, FL

April 21, 2010
11:24 AM

Post #7724455

And the training helicopter.

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Mrs_Ed

Mrs_Ed
Whiteside County, IL
(Zone 5a)

April 21, 2010
1:29 PM

Post #7724814

Mr. Ed is fine, thanks for asking. I think he's doing better than I am, but that may just because he is used to being sick all the time, LOL.
gardenpom
Melbourne, FL

April 24, 2010
5:48 PM

Post #7733854

The Met Life blimp.

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MargaretK
PERTH
Australia

April 24, 2010
6:13 PM

Post #7733966

Nice shots, GP.
gardenpom
Melbourne, FL

April 24, 2010
6:15 PM

Post #7733973

Thanks, Margaret...that Piaggio always looks like a backwards plane to me!
MargaretK
PERTH
Australia

April 24, 2010
6:16 PM

Post #7733979

Yes, the canards do give them that look, don't they?
WaterCan2
Eastern Long Island, NY
(Zone 7a)

April 24, 2010
6:51 PM

Post #7734078

... no training wings on that old Bell helicopter! (lol!)
Nice shots!
linthicum
Linthicum Heights, MD
(Zone 7a)

May 26, 2010
6:25 AM

Post #7828844

Looks like trouble but this is just a model airplane performing some acrobats. On occasion while I am out birding I stop by a local park where hobbyists are showing off their models (planes) and skills. Some of these planes cost several thousand dollars. They have nice facilities including a paved runway. The planes can travel upwards to 200 mph.

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linthicum
Linthicum Heights, MD
(Zone 7a)

May 26, 2010
6:28 AM

Post #7828852

Another view of the same plane ...

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linthicum
Linthicum Heights, MD
(Zone 7a)

May 26, 2010
6:32 AM

Post #7828863

One more ... of a different plane.

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gardenpom
Melbourne, FL

May 26, 2010
6:48 AM

Post #7828918

Terrific shots...love those mini-pilots.
MargaretK
PERTH
Australia

May 26, 2010
6:48 AM

Post #7828919

Good shots, Linth
MargaretK
PERTH
Australia

May 26, 2010
6:52 AM

Post #7828940

Yeh they look like the marionettes from Thunderbirds
WaterCan2
Eastern Long Island, NY
(Zone 7a)

May 27, 2010
7:14 PM

Post #7834896

I used to fly those when I lived in Fla, (still have them...), those are great shots, not easy getting that tiny plane in focus when some can reach speeds of 200mph.
MargaretK
PERTH
Australia

June 5, 2010
10:46 PM

Post #7862887

I've been going through some of my really old photos and I came across this shot I took of Jacque Costeau's plane, Calypso, at Perth's training airport back in the 1980's.

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gardenpom
Melbourne, FL

June 6, 2010
3:47 AM

Post #7863043

Neat, Margaret...I always enjoyed his undersea specials.
WaterCan2
Eastern Long Island, NY
(Zone 7a)

June 6, 2010
6:51 AM

Post #7863295

Cool!! I always like his specials too, one of the reasons I learned to scuba dive!

Army 'Golden Knights' parachutist

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MargaretK
PERTH
Australia

June 20, 2010
5:01 PM

Post #7906080

WC, I just saw that the New York leg of the air race was held this weekend, 19th and 20th. I don't suppose you got to go, did you?
http://www.redbullairrace.com/cs/Satellite/en_air/Article/New-York-City-to-host-Red-Bull-Air-Race-in-2010-021242809131161

WaterCan2
Eastern Long Island, NY
(Zone 7a)

June 20, 2010
6:24 PM

Post #7906241

I saw it live on the web, my DW saw the qualification runs from Wall St in Manhattan last week, she invited me to go today, but it was a hot day today and I hate to sit out there in that heat... (lol)
MargaretK
PERTH
Australia

June 20, 2010
6:29 PM

Post #7906279

Ha, I don't blame you.
WaterCan2
Eastern Long Island, NY
(Zone 7a)

June 20, 2010
6:31 PM

Post #7906286

I thought of sending you the link to see it live, but it was about 3:30 am in Perth at the time. ☺
MargaretK
PERTH
Australia

June 20, 2010
6:35 PM

Post #7906298

Yeh, good thinking. I'm keen, but not that keen. LOL
WaterCan2
Eastern Long Island, NY
(Zone 7a)

June 20, 2010
6:46 PM

Post #7906327

lol!
gardenpom
Melbourne, FL

June 21, 2010
3:35 AM

Post #7906810

I never thought about it being on the web! I saw a few pics and it looks fascinating.
WaterCan2
Eastern Long Island, NY
(Zone 7a)

June 21, 2010
3:48 AM

Post #7906817

Oh it was great! They had a camera mounted on the tail section and in the cockpit of all the planes, they also had the GPS reading from the planes so they could make a superimposed comparison of the pilots track as they ran the course, it was really cool! lol!

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Mrs_Ed

Mrs_Ed
Whiteside County, IL
(Zone 5a)

August 13, 2010
6:00 AM

Post #8037160

A few weeks ago, our town hosted a reunion of a bunch of DC-3 planes before they headed to Oshkosh. Was pretty fun to see them flying over the house all weekend, but up close was good too.

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Mrs_Ed
Whiteside County, IL
(Zone 5a)

August 13, 2010
6:01 AM

Post #8037161

The shape of these planes just BEGS for a face to be painted on.

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Mrs_Ed
Whiteside County, IL
(Zone 5a)

August 13, 2010
6:01 AM

Post #8037163

Charles Lindbergh's grandson was here I guess.

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Mrs_Ed

Mrs_Ed
Whiteside County, IL
(Zone 5a)

August 13, 2010
6:02 AM

Post #8037165

Again, pretty funů

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Mrs_Ed

Mrs_Ed
Whiteside County, IL
(Zone 5a)

August 13, 2010
6:03 AM

Post #8037167

This was the disappointing thing. They were supposed to fly over in formation. All 30 of them. However, it was more of a higher altitude parade than a flyover.

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Mrs_Ed
Whiteside County, IL
(Zone 5a)

August 13, 2010
6:04 AM

Post #8037169

Here's one more on the ground.

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WaterCan2
Eastern Long Island, NY
(Zone 7a)

August 13, 2010
6:39 AM

Post #8037223

Very nice Mrs_Ed, it must have been a most luxurious time to fly...
MargaretK
PERTH
Australia

August 13, 2010
7:38 AM

Post #8037351

Mrs Ed, the sights and sounds would have been just brilliant. Pity about the formation fly over. Nice shots.

Mrs_Ed

Mrs_Ed
Whiteside County, IL
(Zone 5a)

August 13, 2010
12:42 PM

Post #8037850

Indeed! I was all worked up about it too. Took my patio umbrella to a location and waited and waited.

I think I had visions of being in England during WWII and being buzzed by a close formation of big ole' planes.

And you know, not as loud as I expected.
MargaretK
PERTH
Australia

August 13, 2010
4:41 PM

Post #8038255

You should get yourself up to Osh Kosh.

Mrs_Ed

Mrs_Ed
Whiteside County, IL
(Zone 5a)

August 14, 2010
6:31 AM

Post #8039018

Yah, but the crowds would make me crazy.
MargaretK
PERTH
Australia

August 14, 2010
7:31 AM

Post #8039124

Ha. Don't blame the crowds for that! LOL

Mrs_Ed

Mrs_Ed
Whiteside County, IL
(Zone 5a)

August 14, 2010
1:40 PM

Post #8039686

*snort*.
gardenpom
Melbourne, FL

October 20, 2010
3:55 AM

Post #8165638

One taken yesterday. Go Navy ! My brother said this is a submarine hunter.

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WaterCan2
Eastern Long Island, NY
(Zone 7a)

October 20, 2010
4:19 AM

Post #8165649

Nice one Gardenpom!

Saw this one just the other day, Bell Industries type I think..

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MargaretK
PERTH
Australia

November 24, 2010
4:18 PM

Post #8229249

Rescue helicopter against some big, towering cumulus.

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MargaretK
PERTH
Australia

November 24, 2010
4:22 PM

Post #8229253

I reckon this one looks as if its skating along the top of that fast moving cloud.

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Mrs_Ed

Mrs_Ed
Whiteside County, IL
(Zone 5a)

November 24, 2010
5:07 PM

Post #8229311

Everyone knows that Perth does NOT have clouds! You must have photoshopped that on some ice cream! ;-)
MargaretK
PERTH
Australia

November 24, 2010
5:19 PM

Post #8229329

Ha ha ha. They didn't last long.
MargaretK
PERTH
Australia

November 27, 2010
6:12 PM

Post #8233432

Jet with vapour trail.

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gardenpom
Melbourne, FL

December 5, 2010
6:39 PM

Post #8246010

More balloons.

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MargaretK
PERTH
Australia

December 8, 2010
10:38 PM

Post #8251218

Pilatus PC9's from the Pearce Air Force base

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gardenpom
Melbourne, FL

December 9, 2010
3:28 AM

Post #8251283

Must be something to see so many planes in formation. I rarely see more than one at a time.
WaterCan2
Eastern Long Island, NY
(Zone 7a)

December 9, 2010
4:48 AM

Post #8251335

Nice Margaret!
MargaretK
PERTH
Australia

December 18, 2010
5:43 AM

Post #8266204

Thanks.

Tiger Moth.

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WaterCan2
Eastern Long Island, NY
(Zone 7a)

December 18, 2010
8:51 PM

Post #8267257

Cool, I was looking for the Red Baron on his tail, he must be coming in from the sun! (lol)
- Very nice to see those vintage bi-planes in flight and in such pristine condition, great for teaching the basics of energy conservation in air/air combat also.

PotEmUp

PotEmUp
Fremont, CA
(Zone 9a)

December 22, 2010
4:39 PM

Post #8272913

Wow! It took 8 months for gardenpoms blimp to make it out here to the West Coast! Snoopy must have gotten distracted by the Red Baron mid way.

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MargaretK
PERTH
Australia

December 22, 2010
5:38 PM

Post #8272970

It must have been battling a headwind. LOL. Nice shot
gardenpom
Melbourne, FL

January 17, 2011
3:55 AM

Post #8314619

Took less than a month for it to come back! I'm beginning to suspect there are more than a few of these (haha).

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gardenpom
Melbourne, FL

January 17, 2011
3:56 AM

Post #8314620

Would be weird riding in one of these.

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MargaretK
PERTH
Australia

January 17, 2011
5:23 AM

Post #8314715


Good shots, GP. Yeh, you're right about riding in that. I'd do so given the opportunity. At least things wouldn't whizz by so quickly.

Mrs_Ed

Mrs_Ed
Whiteside County, IL
(Zone 5a)

January 17, 2011
5:46 AM

Post #8314770

Make sure you go to the loo before you take that rid. No bathrooms! I'd never make it.
MargaretK
PERTH
Australia

January 17, 2011
6:08 AM

Post #8314811

Trust you to know that. LOL

Mrs_Ed

Mrs_Ed
Whiteside County, IL
(Zone 5a)

January 17, 2011
8:04 AM

Post #8315035

I listed to a radio program once where the on air guy went up in it and broadcast from it. He said it was cramped and no bathroom!


WaterCan2
Eastern Long Island, NY
(Zone 7a)

January 17, 2011
10:00 AM

Post #8315274

I guess he must have opened a window... (lol)

Mrs_Ed

Mrs_Ed
Whiteside County, IL
(Zone 5a)

January 17, 2011
10:03 AM

Post #8315278

ewww.

MargaretK
PERTH
Australia

January 17, 2011
1:34 PM

Post #8315645

At least he could.

PotEmUp

PotEmUp
Fremont, CA
(Zone 9a)

January 17, 2011
4:20 PM

Post #8315926

There are two MetLife blimps. Snoopy 1 and Snoopy 2. You can track your "local" blimp here http://www.metlife.com/about/advertising/MetLife-blimp/blimp-tracker/index.html That way you can know when it is not safe to look straight up ;-}
gardenpom
Melbourne, FL

January 17, 2011
4:44 PM

Post #8315987

That's funny, it does not show it anywhere near me, but it was right over my house. The article says there are three blimps. One is only blown up in the summertime. Thanks for that link.



This message was edited Jan 17, 2011 8:54 PM
gardenpom
Melbourne, FL

January 19, 2011
5:09 PM

Post #8319636

Globemaster flyover.

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MargaretK
PERTH
Australia

January 19, 2011
6:24 PM

Post #8319729

Wow! Chunky

Shark patrol - very reassuring to have these guys around.

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WaterCan2
Eastern Long Island, NY
(Zone 7a)

January 19, 2011
8:06 PM

Post #8319886

Nice shot of the Globemaster Margaret, haven't seen one of those yet! Cool!
MargaretK
PERTH
Australia

January 19, 2011
8:40 PM

Post #8319917

I'd like to take credit, WC, but it's Gardenpom's photo
WaterCan2
Eastern Long Island, NY
(Zone 7a)

January 19, 2011
8:56 PM

Post #8319934

Gee, that's a nice pic, got the wheel well and everything!
Great shot GP!

(-yours too Margaret! ☺)
gardenpom
Melbourne, FL

January 20, 2011
3:25 AM

Post #8320061

Thanks, WC.
gardenpom
Melbourne, FL

February 5, 2011
3:29 AM

Post #8354722

Here's the Goodyear blimp that went over yesterday.

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MargaretK
PERTH
Australia

February 5, 2011
5:10 AM

Post #8354857


That's close, GP. Were they dropping in for afternoon tea?
WaterCan2
Eastern Long Island, NY
(Zone 7a)

February 5, 2011
9:20 AM

Post #8355308

Very pretty!
MargaretK
PERTH
Australia

February 25, 2011
4:54 AM

Post #8391569

GP, did you get to see the last launch of Discovery?
gardenpom
Melbourne, FL

February 25, 2011
4:50 PM

Post #8392869

I could have, but the skies between me and the Cape were full of clouds, so I never did see the shuttle.
MargaretK
PERTH
Australia

February 25, 2011
5:28 PM

Post #8392912

That's a shame.
WaterCan2
Eastern Long Island, NY
(Zone 7a)

February 25, 2011
7:41 PM

Post #8393141

Yes it is...
But you've got some great shuttle launch pics in your portfolio never-the-less GP! ☺
gardenpom
Melbourne, FL

February 26, 2011
4:05 AM

Post #8393398

Every launch can't be perfect. I'm sure people closer saw plenty. Just glad it went safely. I'll have two more chances.
MargaretK
PERTH
Australia

June 14, 2011
6:10 AM

Post #8629336

Here's an interesting dead stick landing.

http://www.patricksaviation.com/videos/SUPERGT/3384/
gardenpom
Melbourne, FL

June 14, 2011
12:30 PM

Post #8630161

Thrilling video, Margaret. Thanks for bringing this thread back to life.
MargaretK
PERTH
Australia

June 14, 2011
3:25 PM

Post #8630466

He was as cool as a cucumber. It was only his slightly exaggerated breathing that showed he was pumping adrenaline like crazy.
gardenpom
Melbourne, FL

June 14, 2011
5:38 PM

Post #8630705

Submarine hunter.

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gardenpom
Melbourne, FL

June 14, 2011
5:41 PM

Post #8630713

E-8C Joint Stars (Joint Serveillance Target Attack Radar System).

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MargaretK
PERTH
Australia

June 14, 2011
6:25 PM

Post #8630865

Nice ones, GP.
WaterCan2
Eastern Long Island, NY
(Zone 7a)

June 14, 2011
6:33 PM

Post #8630885

Wow! Cool submarine hunter!
(like the E-8C too!)

Great video Margaret, Thanks!
MargaretK
PERTH
Australia

February 18, 2012
10:27 PM

Post #9011678

Here's one for this thread. A Tiger Moth.

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gardenpom
Melbourne, FL

February 19, 2012
4:47 AM

Post #9011746

I'll add a helicopter to the thread.

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MargaretK
PERTH
Australia

February 19, 2012
4:53 AM

Post #9011749

Hey, that guy in the 3rd shot's looking at you.
gardenpom
Melbourne, FL

February 19, 2012
5:11 AM

Post #9011762

He sure was. Too bad that telephone line jumped in the way.

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MargaretK
PERTH
Australia

February 19, 2012
5:13 AM

Post #9011765

He probably thought you were a spy.
gardenpom
Melbourne, FL

February 23, 2012
3:38 AM

Post #9016758

seeing double.

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MargaretK
PERTH
Australia

February 23, 2012
3:12 PM

Post #9017466

They look like the water bomber aircraft we have here. Nice shot.
gardenpom
Melbourne, FL

April 17, 2012
5:41 AM

Post #9085791

Headed out eary this morning to finally capture a Space Shuttle riding piggyback. Discovery was headed to the Smithsonian. So fortunate that it turned around and came right back over my head.

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MargaretK
PERTH
Australia

April 17, 2012
6:19 AM

Post #9085841

GP, they are really wonderful, historic shots. How fortunate you are to have seen Discovery on her last ride. She sure looks ready for retirement.
gardenpom
Melbourne, FL

April 17, 2012
7:01 AM

Post #9085902

A lot of people are seeing this wonderful scene along the East Coast this morning. As I write this the Space Shuttle is circling over Washington D.C. It was a thrill seeing it.

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Mrs_Ed

Mrs_Ed
Whiteside County, IL
(Zone 5a)

April 17, 2012
6:45 PM

Post #9086832

Oh GP. Well. Done!!!!!
DMersh
Perth
United Kingdom
(Zone 7b)

April 28, 2012
3:59 AM

Post #9100843

I was at Kew Gardens the other week, its almost like being at an airshow with all the Heathrow bound jets flying overhead, about one every 4 or 5 minutes it seemed like, so low they had the landing gear extended. 2nd picture you can see the top of the big palm greenhouse.

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MargaretK
PERTH
Australia

April 28, 2012
4:35 PM

Post #9101610

They sure are close.

GP, there was footage on the news last night of the space shuttle Enterprise, a prototype which never flew, being given a piggy back ride across New York.
gardenpom
Melbourne, FL

April 28, 2012
6:38 PM

Post #9101778

I was watching it online. There will be one more in September. I forget which one. It will be flown from Florida to California, so a lot of people will be seeing it. Atlantis will remain here at the Cape on exhibition.
gardenpom
Melbourne, FL

September 19, 2012
4:05 PM

Post #9280409

Endeavour leaving Florida this morning.

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MargaretK
PERTH
Australia

September 19, 2012
4:41 PM

Post #9280441

What a sight, GP. Where is it off to? The Smithsonian?
gardenpom
Melbourne, FL

September 19, 2012
4:45 PM

Post #9280445

This one is headed to Los Angeles. Atlantis is remaining here at Kennedy Space Center.

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MargaretK
PERTH
Australia

September 19, 2012
4:51 PM

Post #9280452

Wowee, GP, that last photo is a killer! Thanks for the info.
gardenpom
Melbourne, FL

December 21, 2012
4:21 PM

Post #9364127

I went back through these threads, 1 and 2 today, and really enjoyed all the pics and decided I needed to find something to add to resurrect it. Two Coast Guard planes and West Virginia Air Guard.

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MargaretK
PERTH
Australia

December 21, 2012
9:29 PM

Post #9364359

Hi GP. Nice shots. I did he same a few weeks back - looked back through this and the previous thread.
gardenpom
Melbourne, FL

December 22, 2012
4:52 AM

Post #9364472

I hope all the plane spotters here have a Merry Christmas. Please keep snapping and showing your plane pics. Maybe someone will get a shot of that famous sleigh and reindeer to add to our thread.

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gardenpom
Melbourne, FL

January 31, 2013
3:57 AM

Post #9403442

Not a plane. Took this last evening. Just the fiery plume visible on this shot of an Atlas V rocket carrying a Tracking and Data Relay satellite into space.

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MargaretK
PERTH
Australia

January 31, 2013
5:15 AM

Post #9403490

Great shot, GP. You get to see some fascinating things in the sky.
gardenpom
Melbourne, FL

January 31, 2013
6:20 PM

Post #9404264

Thanks, Margaret.

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