Gallery 3 - Military Aircraft
I was not expecting to see as many military aircraft as I did. I personally prefer commercial planes, but this was great! The C-17 globelifter was the star of the show...and I got to see it inside and out! There were several other aircraft and you can take a look below to get a good look at them. Some of the photo's are large 1600x1200 pixels...so watch out when opening!
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|The C-17 Globemaster puts on an impressive show...||Slow, high lift, configuration on a slow flyby||Slow...slow...slowwwww|
|This was amazing...the C-17 landed in 1000ft...REVERSED 1000ft and took off again in 1000ft! Amazing short field capabilities...||Another great maneuver...short field landing with an end-of-field turnaround on 100ft wide runway. Keep in mind that this is the size of a B767!||Taxiing off to the central display area...great show.|
|A nice shot of the big boy...plus some stats||The engines...Pratt Whitney F117s. The reverser capabilities are modified for short field landings.||Nose gear and nose wheel bay|
|Main landing gear and housing||Left and right views with US Flag flying||Big, bulbous nose....|
|Time to go in for a 'look-see'. We have to go in through the 'service entrance'||Cavernous cargo hold. Overhead and internal piping is not covered. Guess Cargo doesn't care!||Inside of the hatch that allows top-down views...plus raising of the flag.|
|Inside panels of the jet||Loadmaster (only the LM and 2 pilots are required to fly this plane) position and the upper crew rest positions|
|Yours truly at the controls...note the stick approach instead of the typical large jet yoke||Completely glass cockpit layout. Note the color and lack of 'soft' finishes to a decidedly military cockpit||HUD display and a little munchkin who kept appearing in my pictures...at least you get a sense of the cockpit size!|
|Overhead and center panels||Overhead circuit breaker and overhead panel||More circuit breaker panels on the rear walls of the cockpit.|
|The restored M.A.T.S super constellation||A twin jet||The in-air refueling probe|
|WWII bomber||I believe this is a Navy AWACS plane||Hmmmm...you don't want to mess with this mean looking beast!|
|The Warthog....A10-A Tank killer!||Jet Fighter||Another Jet fighter|
|Up close and personal with a Jet fighter||I always wondered how they hook up the bombs and missiles to the wings...here you have the answer...lawn chairs!||The business end of an attack fighter|
UH2 - high altitude research aircraft
warbirds on the ground...Corsairs??
US Secretary of Transportation - Norm Minetta - aircraft on final.