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To Chalet: it essentially the same engine as in the B-17…maybe you like the sound of 4 instead of 1. Have you ever been near a T-28 while it’s engine is running? If you have not, maybe you should before you pass judgment. Have you ever flown one?

Written on 04/08/2021 by John Webb

Interesting that a multi million dollar high tech plane using a low tech 2 cent rubber band to hold a paper card in place ;-)

Nice photo.

Written on 03/08/2021 by James Wisely

Being close to YXX I see Conairs equipment regularly. My favourite has to be the Electra. Sounds awesome.

Written on 03/08/2021 by John moffitt

I love this conversion and since I live in Abbotsford, I see them regularly

Written on 03/08/2021 by John moffitt

A delightful piece of nostalgia. Thanks.

Written on 03/08/2021 by John moffitt

Awesome Shots!

Written on 03/08/2021 by Diana Rose

Great Shot...a much need reminder.

Written on 03/08/2021 by Diana Rose

Video frequency? THKS

Written on 03/08/2021 by The Mikey Mike channel

Sharp looking aircraft. Nice shot Gordon.

Written on 03/08/2021 by John Giambone

Amazing A/C. Possibly the best ever designed , produced and used. Ive seen one that has over 65,000 hrs flight time. What other type A/C can match this?

Written on 03/08/2021 by Thomas Musticchi

I do believe you're right. Thank you!

Written on 03/08/2021 by Chris Collinsworth

History records significant status to the C-47

The C-47 differed from the civilian DC-3 in numerous modifications, including being fitted with a cargo door, hoist attachment, and strengthened floor, along with a shortened tail cone for glider-towing shackles, and an astrodome in the cabin roof.

During World War II, the armed forces of many countries used the C-47 and modified DC-3s for the transport of troops, cargo, and wounded. The U.S. naval designation was R4D. More than 10,000 aircraft were produced in Long Beach and Santa Monica, California and Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Between March 1943 and August 1945, the Oklahoma City plant produced 5,354 C-47s.

The C-47 was fundamental in the Berlin Airlift of Jun 24, 1948 – May 12, 1949

Written on 03/08/2021 by a mentor

isn't it the PA-22 Tri-Pacer

Written on 03/08/2021 by a mentor

Lookup the Akron and the Macon. The Macon was stationed at Moffett Field, Sunnyvale, CA.

The wreck site of the USS Macon on the seafloor of the Pacific Ocean, off Point Sur south of San Francisco, has been added to the National Register of Historic Places. More details are available at the website of NOAA, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

Written on 03/08/2021 by a mentor

I remember flying on these in the 1970's as a feeder to Denver. Great plane and solid as a rock. Reminded me of the C-130s I was a crew mwmber on in 'Nam.

Written on 03/08/2021 by Alan Brown

Great shot of this funny painted (or pasted?) Skyvan! But a nightmare for every model builder ;)

Written on 03/08/2021 by stratrevival

Hey thank you Tom.............

A phenomenal work horse

Written on 03/08/2021 by ken kemper

Elijah Hunter Thanks!

Written on 03/08/2021 by Hayley Shaw

Nice shot of late F model Aztec, two seven foxtrot mike in San Juan PR.

Written on 03/08/2021 by CHRIS ROBEY

The spinner gives it away, it is a T6-G bearing a more visibility openess canopy.

Written on 02/08/2021 by chalet

After 30 years of service n333lf is offically retired from the Geisinger Health Systems Life Flight program as of July 30,2021. This aircraft will be missed and we thank it for its many years of saving lives.

Written on 02/08/2021 by John Justin

I wish I could give this 6 or 7 stars. This is exceptional.

Written on 02/08/2021 by Ryan Klackle

Jim Tyson, thanks for setting the record straight regarding my previous comments.Believe me, I don't feel an ounce of disappointment in your response. Regardless of which fleet or squadron you served, the fact that you were fortunate enough to fly such an historic aircraft in the Navy must be very satisfying. Let's face it Jim, there's not too many of you old timers left. As previously mentioned your family should take down an oral history of your Naval service. It"s important that your service is remembered. Sincerely, your Shipmate, Chris.

Written on 02/08/2021 by Chris Croft

Not again This is a Sonex Subsonex JSX-2

Written on 02/08/2021 by andré belleau

This is one of my favorite planespotting shots ever!

Written on 02/08/2021 by Brad Leinberger

Mr. Wulfson, perhaps you should spend less time looking at children's books and read about the US Navy/Marine Corps Dirigible-Balloon pilot program. The Navy issued Dirigible/Balloon pilot wings from 1922 and well into the 1970's. They may not be fixed wing or rotary wing aircraft but these lighter than air platforms have historically contributed a lot to aviation.

Written on 02/08/2021 by Chris Croft

Seems like a lot of activity in Zweibrucken lately. That base was closing down by the time I got to Ramstein in '92. I'm glad to see the airfield is at lest still active.

Written on 02/08/2021 by Larry Toler

Nice!

Written on 02/08/2021 by Harrinandhaan Sathish Kumaar Nirmala

Most all C-47/DC-3 photos get 5-Stars!

Written on 02/08/2021 by Tom Glass

Sam Bixler, good catch, yes, CVG, I wasn't paying attention...freudian slip. Corrected, thank you!

Written on 02/08/2021 by John Giambone

Black Beauty!

Written on 02/08/2021 by Marty Nemes

"Elegida de la semana" por el staff de FlightAware

Written on 02/08/2021 by Cavallino

Anyone know what the aircraft code is for this plane?

Written on 02/08/2021 by Chris Collinsworth

@ warmwynds yes it was with some nice caribbean water to have a good swim.

Written on 02/08/2021 by daniel jef

In the Air Force class of 56-N, this aircraft was the T-28. We started in T-34's, 40 hours and then to the T-28 for 90 hours. Both sweet airplanes. Primary at Moore AFB, Mission, Tx. California Eastern provided civilian flight instructors. From April to November, 1955. Richard Mullins

Written on 02/08/2021 by rwmcodi2

Michael, what did we learn in Pre-K? If you can't say something nice, don't say anything.

Written on 02/08/2021 by Robert Fitzpatrick

Chris - sorry to disappoint, but my time in the F4U-5 was spent in the Atlantic fleet with deployment to the Mediterranean with the Sixth Fleet. It was quite interesting though.

Written on 02/08/2021 by Jim Tyson

Great shot Gary!

Written on 02/08/2021 by Darryl Sarno

Incredible capture Gary! All 5 and many more!

Written on 02/08/2021 by Darryl Sarno

Nice aircraft shadow too. * * * * *

Written on 02/08/2021 by warmwynds

This version is the C-40C, used to transport members of Congress and Cabinet officials. By using commercial, off-the-shelf acquisition practices and a new lease program for the C-40C model, the Air Force reached a benchmark for aircraft procurement. The C-40C was the first military aircraft to be purchased in this manner. The 201st Airlift Squadron, Washington, D.C. National Guard, acquired two C-40C aircraft in October 2002.

Written on 02/08/2021 by Paul Wisgerhof

The identification is accurate. However, still looks a lot like the Fairchild C-119 Flying Boxcar.

Written on 02/08/2021 by Paul Wisgerhof

Love this photo. Brings back memories of 1969. Had 500+ hours in 9 months as a loadmaster dropping illumination flares, propaganda leaflets and broadcast speaker missions over III and IV Corps Vietnam. Had a couple of AC47 "Spooky" missions as well. Interesting time. Excellent and trustworthy aircraft to be associated with.

Written on 02/08/2021 by Alan BigSky

I rode in this plane at Sun-N-Fun 2019 right before it went across the pond to participate in the D-Day anniversary reenactment. This restoration is fantastic. The flight was great but what really caught my attention was a detailed examination of the airframe and systems. This bird is like a brand new airplane. No "aging aircraft" issues here. The CAF pulled out all the stops. The wire harnesses are a think of beauty and obviously done by a very organized detailed crew. By the book with real wax string wire ties and each wire organized along the length of the run and terminated perfectly with service loops and esthetically pleasing. The wiring alone is a work of art.

Written on 01/08/2021 by jliltd

Vintage 1967. Still a workhorse out there.

Written on 01/08/2021 by ACFTTECH8

Great Photo. (its a Cessna 337, not a Cessna-152)

Written on 01/08/2021 by Jeffrey Sipp

For surviving as a posting on the site for the past 10 hours and easily getting by the sleeping staff at the site a nice bunch of these * * * * *.

Written on 01/08/2021 by warmwynds

Wow! What a contrast! Brilliant white 777-300 on a hazy background. Excellent just excellent Bartolomeo!

Written on 01/08/2021 by richard ferguson

Re: "...the sexiest plane in the sky"

Yes, definitely. But also one of the noisiest, I think, given its size. I saw one fly over Genoa Italy during our visit there several years ago and was really impressed by its beauty in the air. But what caught my attention and made me look up was the sound it generated.

Apparently there are more than a few people impressed by its sound:

https://archive.naplesnews.com/business/naples-airport-addressing-noise-complaints-with-avanti-aircraft-ep-395112879-330885581.html/

The article below seems to explain the cause of the sound - 2000 rpm props, blade tips likely causing sonic shock waves.

https://www.aspentimes.com/news/aspen-airport-gets-earful-about-noisy-airplane/

The article is from 2011, and it mentions a "new prop under development." Likely with scimitar blades?

Written on 01/08/2021 by John Sukovich

Among the columns of Thor, a mortal has captured the beauty of His domain.

Written on 01/08/2021 by Chris Croft

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