Terri’s Wordless Wednesday topic of High #Flight inspired me to go back 12 years, to General Aviation Day at our local Paine Field in 2010. They had a variety of old airplanes on the ground, and in the air. The day was what a photographer would describe as “cloudy bright”, which is great for taking pictures. Here are a couple.
These old military planes were in their original World War II livery.
I am hoping that photos taken FROM a high-flying plane are allowed!
And these are “high-flying”, though they’re not airplanes.
EDIT: I thought I’d link to Marsha’s Always Write blog for “Writer’s Quote Wednesdays”, her theme being Transportation. She has some great pictures there, that appeal to me as a transportation freak from way back.
I also thought I’d add some more photos of planes on the ground, at the air museums we’ve visited, and airports. How about this specially-painted Alaska Airlines jet?
Flyers, on a flyer? This was seen at an air and space museum in South Dakota.
And, seen on the grounds of the US Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs:
This is a B52 long-range bomber. This type of airplane has been in continuous service since the 1950s, and they are still being upgraded. I am intimately familiar with this, as in my last job as an aerospace buyer, I purchased circuit-card assemblies for the flight deck of the B52. I feel like there’s a tiny bit of me in every B52 that gets its upgrade.
And here’s the Link to Terri’s Original Post.