Delaware Bay Anchorage

We interrupt the postings from Spain for this photo taken on a southbound flight over the Delaware Bay. Look closely and you’ll see ships in the anchorage.

IMG_0022That’s Cape May in the upper left part of the frame. I used to be down there looking up. Now I’m up there looking down. Kind of strange. Thanks to American Airlines for another great flight.

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American Airlines Flight 740 to Madrid

Just for fun, I made a little video showing the takeoff, meals, and landing on American Airlines Flight 740 from Philadelphia to Madrid, Spain.

 

It was a great flight. Excellent crew, good food, and safe. Looking forward to many more like this.

F4u Corsair

The F4U Corsair stands as one of the most effective aircraft of its time. Designed by┬áRex Buren Beisel, it fought in various roles in various wars. Here’s one with her wings folded.

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And another view from the front:

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Behind the Corsair stands a P40 Warhawk. Both aircraft are on my bucket list to fly someday. Not sure if that will ever happen, but when I have time (and money) I look for opportunities for just such adventure. By the way, take a look at this wing folding mechanism:

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Sheer genius at work there. For you aviation enthusiasts, enjoy the airshow circuit which will be getting busy soon. Always do your checklist.

Lyon Air Museum

While in California, I stopped by the Lyon Air Museum, which is located adjacent to the John Wayne Airport in Santa Ana. They have a collection of World War II airplanes and period vehicles that are definitely worth a look, such as this Mitchell B-25 in excellent condition.

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There there’s a B-17, which you see in the next photo.

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And a couple of DC-3’s including this one in American Airlines livery.

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I’m told that all these aircraft fly. Judging by the visible condition, I would agree. They’re in excellent shape and the runway is right there. Many of these are on my aviation bucket list. I hope to fly them some day.