15 December 2007

Saturday Airplane Blogging

Bernard Zee has some awesome photos of the Blue Angels and more from SF's Fleet Week. Check out the high-speed sneak pass below -- the plane looks to be about 15 feet off the deck at 700 mph! Great flying, and great photography!


And check out the supersonic shockwaves causing optical distortion (better seen in the full-size image):
From Airliners.net, an image of a 757 on approach with a lovely example of compression condensation off the flaps as well as wingtip vortices.
And a nice beauty shot of a restored Beech Staggerwing, rebuilt from the frame up by the masters over at Pemberton & Sons in Spokane.

Now get off the internet and go enjoy your weekend.

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