..the last time i saw this, it reminded me of a crab’s face.. now, a frog..
..well, this ends the mini airplane series.. for more just check out the flickr slideshow below..
Hamilton Standard, a famous aircraft propeller parts supplier, was formed in 1929 when United Aircraft and Transport Corporation consolidated Hamilton Aero Manufacturing and Standard Steel Propeller into the Hamilton Standard Propeller Corporation. Other members of the corporation included Boeing, United Airlines, Sikorsky and Pratt & Whitney. At the time, Hamilton was the largest manufacturer of aircraft propellers in the world. (wiki)
The McDonnell F3H Demon was a subsonic swept-wing United States Navy carrier-based jet fighter aircraft. After severe problems with Westinghouse J40 engine that was ultimately abandoned, the successor to the F2H Banshee served starting in 1956 redesigned with the J71 engine. Though it lacked sufficient power for supersonic performance, it complemented daylight dogfighters such as the F8U Crusader and F11F Tiger as an all-weather, missile-armed interceptor until 1964. It was withdrawn before it could serve in the Vietnam when it, and ultimately also the Crusader, was replaced by the extremely successful F4 Phantom. McDonnell’s Phantom, which was equally capable against ground, fighter and bomber targets, bears a strong family resemblance as it was itself conceived as an advanced development of the Demon. The supersonic USAF F-101 Voodoo also retained much of the Demon’s layout.(wiki)
The North American FJ-4 Fury was a swept-wing carrier-capable fighter-bomber for the United States Navy and Marine Corps. The FJ-4 featured an entirely new wing design, and in the end had little in common with the earlier FJ-3 apart from its general layout and engine. (wiki)
The Grumman A-6 Intruder was a twin jet-engine, mid-wing attack aircraft built in the United States by Grumman Aerospace. In service between 1963 and 1997, the Intruder was designed as an all-weather replacement for the piston-engined A-1 Skyraider medium attack aircraft. A specialized electronic warfare derivative, the EA-6B Prowler, remains in service as of 2009. As the A-6 was slated for retirement, its precision strike mission was taken over by the now retired F-14 Tomcat equipped with LANTIRN pod.
..here’s another view of the mounted F-14.. in hindsight, i should’ve shot this at f/14..
..the past two weeks it was all about classic cars, now let’s head on to airplanes.. shots from the Nat’l. Naval Aviation Museum in Pensacola, FL.. of course not all of them are going to be posted here, but just a select few.. most of them will be dumped again in flickr..
..here’s a mounted F-14..
157984: 5th prototype used to demonstrate systems compatibility (source)
..going over some stuff, saw this one that looked like a crab’s face so here it is..
La Nouba is a Cirque du Soleil show, which, like most Cirque du Soleil shows, is a circus-like performance featuring acrobats, gymnasts, and other skilled performers. Its title derives from the French phrase faire la nouba, meaning “to party” or “to live it up”. La Nouba is in permanent residence in a custom-built, freestanding theater at Downtown Disney’s West Side at the Walt Disney World Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Florida.One critic wrote, “La Nouba has many pivotal points that make the show what it is… You are guaranteed to find details of the show you will both dislike and adore.”
..second and final day of the weekend.. time for more sleep..
..a drive by shot by wifey.. one of the seven wonders of pensacola..
..lifeguards, take your pick..
EPCOT (Experimental Prototype Community of Tomorrow) – lifted off from wikipedia:
Epcot is a theme park at the Walt Disney World Resort. The park is dedicated to international culture and technological innovation. The second park built at the resort, it opened on October 1, 1982 and was named EPCOT Center until 1994.
In 2007 Epcot hosted approximately 10.93 million guests, ranking it the third-most visited theme park in the United States, and sixth-most visited in the world.
for anyone planning to go anywhere in disneyland, i’d suggest you bring a tripod or some sort of support because when dusk approaches, that’s when the fun starts.. i didn’t bring one because i figured that i’d have much more fun without lugging some stuff around.. hehe..
a nice thing about my weekend was that i wasn’t the “tour guide”.. i was the “tourist” so i just tagged along and had fun.. so i didn’t know what to expect when we entered this show but soon found out that it was an auto stunt show, sweet!! there were cars & motorcycle chases, then they were flying around ramps and stuff, guns were a-popping, flames shot out and explosions were blowing up like loco, just your typical hollywood auto stunt shoot.. and of course Herbie was there.. 🙂
Ack. A three-letter word that brought me relief today. I was accidentally billed for my hosting and my reaction looked like that guy above. It’s a good thing my host realized their mistake and retracted the previous billing notice. The first word in their email.. Ack!