Elijah Enjoys Yes, Elijah enjoyed his Memorial Day. Luckily, his great-grandfather survived WWII, if only barely. We remember him and all the veterans who served and sometimes died so we can have a nice Memorial Day.
Amelia Enjoys Yes, Amelia enjoyed her Memorial Day. Luckily, her great-grandfather survived WWII, if only barely. We remember him and all the veterans who served and sometimes died so we can have a nice Memorial Day.
Newly Restored B-25 MB II On Memorial Day, we remember those who gave the ultimate sacrifice for their country. They fought and died to keep us safe and free. Although we can not ever thank them enough, we can remember them. This new restored B-25 helps us remember them and all flight crews who served. The Commemorative Air Force’s SoCal Wing worked for roughly two decades to restore this North American PBJ-1 Mitchell, the Navy’s version of the B-25 medium bomber. Over seven hundred PBJs, flown by the Marine Corp., served in the South Pacific during WWII.
Canada Geese Family The goslings are growing up fast, but they still need protection.
Common Snapping Turtle Profile Back down to earth with the Common Snapping Turtle! They’re looking for a place to lay eggs in the cut grass. It’s amazing how much ground they can cover in a short time. It seems like they are moving very slowly, but look away for a few minutes and they are gone. They just keep moving.
Going Home VFR on Top? VFR on Top could be OK; looks good from here. Just remember; it could quickly turn into IFR thru-the-middle.
Pilots Those cool airplanes won’t fly without pilots. In fact, the day could come when we will not have qualified pilots to fly some of the older airplanes. Take the B-26 medium bomber! There are no B-26s flying today. How long will it be before all the qualified pilots for the B-26 are gone? Actually, not long! Then, when a B-26 is restored to flying condition and made airworthy, learning to fly it will be done by test pilots just like learning to fly a brand new airplane. Unfortunately, some airplanes will never fly again. Instead, their existence will be relegated to museums. Enjoy the planes flying at summer air shows and fly-ins.
Rivets & Rain On every life, a little rain must fall. Fly-ins are no exception. Some of my best images come from rainy and/or snowy days. Sometimes, one must get just a tad bit creative to find a good subject. Of course, not everyone necessarily agrees with my choice of subjects. This image would benefit from my PCE 24mm lens back at the office. As so often is the case, the best camera and lens are the ones in your hands. Even with the rain, any day spent around airplanes is a good day.