..some old guy rummaging around in a yard sale..
Fear Factory – New Breed[audio:http://www.archive.digitizedchaos.com/audio/Fear Factory – New Breed.mp3]
..of all the “under the pier” shot’s i got, i liked this one the most.. and it’s not like i planned on taking it, it sorta just happened.. we were just taking a break from walking around in the sun and saw this kid running back and forth so i just waited for him to come back and *snap*..
..i’m not satisfied with this version though, that’s why i have it in mono too.. check it out and tell me how you feel about it.. 😉
..how’s that for a title? 🙂 this’ll be the last image of the series, i’ll be dumping the rest in flickr..
..that’s a pretty cool name for this maneuver..
Blue Angels aircraft perform the “Section High Alpha”, the slowest maneuver of their show. During the maneuver the two jets slow down to 125Â knots (232Â km/h) as they pitch the nose of the F/A-18 up to 45 degrees.
..here’s a close-up to see how the pilots are looking at each other eye-to-eye while doing this maneuver..
..from this angle, the small distance that they have from one another is somewhat exaggerated..
..the good thing about shooting practice sessions is the higher probability of them repeating the same trick they performed a few minutes ago..
On August 25, 1946 the Blue Angels switched to the Grumman F8F-1 Bearcat and introduced the famous “diamond” formation at the World Air Carnival in Birmingham, Alabama. (wiki)
..on the way home, we dropped by this fort we saw before going in to the museum..
Advanced Redoubt (1845-1870)Three heavily-armed forts guarded Pensacola harbor against invading ships. But what if enemy ground troops attacked from the direction of Bayou Grande? Rifles and cannon barrels would be bristling from loopholes and casements in these walls.Advanced Redoubt was built to assist Fort Barrancas (700 yards south) in protecting the Navy Yard from overland assault. The four fortifications were to create an interlocking system of defense.Although Redoubt was begun in 1845, construction dragged on for fifteen years. By mid-Civil War, the concentrated fire of rifled siege cannon rendered masonry forts obsolete.Â (as seen on the sign)
..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)
..got back from driving around Pensacola.. there was a parade awhile ago which we didn’t go see, instead, we went to the naval aviation museum.. we’ll it’s a long story so here’s a Mardi Gras float.. 🙂
..a drive by shot by wifey.. one of the seven wonders of pensacola..
..lifeguards, take your pick..