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Re: Life Through Your Camera
« Reply #180 on: March 14, 2007, 01:13:16 AM »
Sorry that was so big, here is another try.............

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Re: Life Through Your Camera
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Re: Life Through Your Camera
« Reply #182 on: March 14, 2007, 01:42:21 AM »
Ahhh, beautiful!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Re: Life Through Your Camera
« Reply #183 on: March 14, 2007, 02:12:42 AM »
Sorry that was so big, here is another try.............

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Where was that one taken Soccermom? That's a gorgeous picture :) :) :) :) :)
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Re: Life Through Your Camera
« Reply #184 on: March 14, 2007, 03:23:21 AM »
I'm glad you like it.  It's the Moose Creek airport in central Idaho.  There are 2 grass runways, I think elevation is only 2400 feet or so, and the long runway (you're looking down the canyon along its departure path) is something like 4000 feet long.  It's a SWEET place..  just gorgeous.  The USFS mows it and it is in immaculate condition.  There is a ranger station there.  You usually land (up-canyon) on the shorter runway (at an agle to the long canyon you can see) and take off down-canyon, out the way way you're looking, past the airplane. 

It has had its share of accidents but I would bet it's the nicest, longest grass strip in the state.  That Champ had a whopping 85 HP and no starter...  I would only get one day off at a time in the summer, and would save up all my gas pennies (literally) to fly over there and then hike up the river for the day, come back at sunset so it would be cooler to take off, and then head home to Montana.  I love that picture because it puts me right back there, and I can almost smell the grass under the tires.

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Re: Life Through Your Camera
« Reply #185 on: March 14, 2007, 04:58:28 AM »
Sorry that was so big, here is another try.............

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Absolutely Gorgeous!

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Re: Life Through Your Camera
« Reply #186 on: March 14, 2007, 05:31:10 AM »
I'm glad you like it. It's the Moose Creek airport in central Idaho. There are 2 grass runways, I think elevation is only 2400 feet or so, and the long runway (you're looking down the canyon along its departure path) is something like 4000 feet long. It's a SWEET place.. just gorgeous. The USFS mows it and it is in immaculate condition. There is a ranger station there. You usually land (up-canyon) on the shorter runway (at an agle to the long canyon you can see) and take off down-canyon, out the way way you're looking, past the airplane.

It has had its share of accidents but I would bet it's the nicest, longest grass strip in the state. That Champ had a whopping 85 HP and no starter... I would only get one day off at a time in the summer, and would save up all my gas pennies (literally) to fly over there and then hike up the river for the day, come back at sunset so it would be cooler to take off, and then head home to Montana. I love that picture because it puts me right back there, and I can almost smell the grass under the tires.

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Re: Life Through Your Camera
« Reply #187 on: March 14, 2007, 05:50:32 PM »
DC-3 with the turbine conversion......
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« Reply #188 on: March 14, 2007, 07:42:42 PM »
Soccermom, is it you taking the pictures? Because if you did not notice yet, you actually have a gift: they are GORGEOUS!
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« Reply #189 on: March 14, 2007, 09:05:44 PM »
Soccermom, is it you taking the pictures? Because if you did not notice yet, you actually have a gift: they are GORGEOUS!

That's what I told her too! She should do aviation photography for a living. She's really good at it!!!
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Re: Life Through Your Camera
« Reply #190 on: March 15, 2007, 02:38:03 AM »
Boy!  You guys sure are gracious!!   :D

I did not take the one of the Doug...  though I like it because it was such a dark, overcast day.  I did take the Champ, the ones in Australia, the fire ones, and the Blackhawk...  The Chinook one is from a pal who just got back from Afghanistan...  Like I said, I think you are just being awfully NICE!!!   :)

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« Reply #191 on: March 15, 2007, 03:06:42 AM »
Here is one of some funny men in the back of the above-pictured DC-3....  in between jumps.

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« Reply #192 on: March 19, 2007, 10:21:53 PM »
Taking the kids to summer camp.........

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« Reply #193 on: March 19, 2007, 11:29:50 PM »
The now-rather-famous, custom-built, hand-painted, personalized Pink Tailstand...  courtesy of the shop!!

I love these guys.

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Re: Life Through Your Camera
« Reply #194 on: March 20, 2007, 12:26:56 AM »
Went home for Spring Break, and spent an hour or so outside McCord AFB takin some pics of a couple of Globemasters in the pattern.  And I mean pattern, they were doing figure 8's around the runway in tandom one about 1/2 mile behind the other, doing some real crazy turns and climbs, it was impressive.  Here's one, ill put some more up if you're interested.





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