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Guimbal Cabri G-2. This aircraft was reported with significant damage following a botched engine out exercise caused by instructor mismanagement of the engine. Looks like it has been repaired and is back in service.

Written on 17.05.2021 by Paul Wisgerhof

When Photoshop is being used to "clean" pictures, care must be taken to not interfere with wheels and other structures of the object.

Written on 17.05.2021 by Carl-Otto Jaeschke

Great shot, Doc!

Written on 16.05.2021 by Doug Zalud

That is actually a Sikorsky H-34/S-58.

Written on 16.05.2021 by Philip Pesek

You just flew over the house! Hope you and the copilot are enjoying the day

Written on 16.05.2021 by johnk5mo

N312PH has been repainted is is now operated as MedStar Life Flight.

Written on 16.05.2021 by Richard Choate

I know I'm late to this party but this has got to be the best B-52 pic I've ever seen.

Written on 16.05.2021 by D Kaufman

Yo, Ken .... I'm not exactly sure which of these newest seven posts I like the best. I mean, there is no question they are all 5* pics; I just can't decide which specific one is #1! So I guess they ALL rank #1. You sure do get the greatest sunsets there in Wisconsin. It seems that every evening Mother Nature frames your FDX fleetbird wonderfully. Absolutely superb posts, Ken. Awesome as wallpapers for my primary screen. Way better than every framed photo I have on my office walls. Thanks for sharing more of your excellent snaps. G

Written on 16.05.2021 by Gary Schenauer

Geesh! On May 16, 2021 ..... 150,000 views. 15,000 views per year for 10 years. I'm not quite sure how to adequately express how very appreciative I am to everyone at FA and to the 150,000 folks who have viewed this pic -- so I guess all I can say is "Thank You all very, very much for your interest and support' and hope you all truly understand that I wish I knew better words I could use to convey my gratitude. This photo and one other pic in my folder have, when added together, been viewed 338,000 times and it is impossible for me to explain the countless number of fantastic opportunities I have received as a direct result of the number of times just those TWO pics have been viewed. If I were to list all the amazing "perks" I have enjoyed simply because you FA viewers have looked at those photos, not one single person of you would believe me. Thank you to everyone at FA (and special Thanks to Ryan), and Thank You, Thank You, Thank You to the one-third of a million people who have taken a moment to view one, two, or a few of the pics in my FA folder. I am truly and sincerely appreciative -- much, much more than any of you could possibly know.

Written on 16.05.2021 by Gary Schenauer

Jerry ... Your comment is extremely kind. Thank you vvm. And while I'm replying, Thank You also for your service to our country and to the citizens who enjoy the freedoms you and so many others pledged to, and did, defend. I was active also; however, I am only a Vietnam ERA vet, not a Vietnam vet. So my thanks to you and every other vet are as deeply felt as everyones who ever wore a US military uniform. All the best to you. G

Written on 16.05.2021 by Gary Schenauer


Written on 16.05.2021 by Bob Smith

Robert Kap, you mentioned "TRAM". I had the distinct pleasure ? of flying the A-6C in Viet Nam 1970. I could not believe that that version gave birth to the real A-6E.

Written on 16.05.2021 by Bill Butler

thanks for sharing DD. Never seen or heard of this one . EPIC :) !

Written on 16.05.2021 by JM32

Great aircraft ! Brought back memories from when I started at Grumman in Production Stock Plant 02 less then 2 years out of high school. I some how wound up being in charge of all parts for final assy 054 dept and 051 engine dept in 1966
on the OV-! Mohawk. But I had 1 A6 Assy for the engine dept and that was the fuel cell. Little did I know then that I would spend just about 30 years with the A-6 in my career as I advanced into management. I met several A-6 pilots over the years and they all loved the plane. It was just great seeing the photo, especially with the TRAM under the front.

Written on 16.05.2021 by Robert Kap

You have Reno nailed.

Written on 16.05.2021 by Jerry Madero

Ok guys Please post a comment

Written on 16.05.2021 by Wyatt Naylor

I was referencing the May 25, 1979 crash -- yes it is old news

Written on 16.05.2021 by a mentor

Awesome! Quite a workhorse.

Written on 16.05.2021 by Robert Cowling

They aren't ugly as much as utilitarian. Nothing wasted on looks.

This looks like the plane is saying 'You want a piece of me?'.

And that's a heck of a lot of rubber. Wow...

Written on 16.05.2021 by Robert Cowling

Decades ago, obviously, I used to fly in those out of the local small town airport. They ran fewer flights, so they were often, surprisingly, full. It was such a great experience, Real bins, large comfortable seats, a great memory compared to today's RJ experience. Cramped filthy planes, cancelled, delayed, small bins, smaller 'rest rooms', smaller hard seats. Yippee.

A 727, likely headed for Kalitta, landed at the local airport, and it was pretty awesome to see it come in and land. Brought back memories of a more comfortable and civilized time in American air travel.

Written on 16.05.2021 by Robert Cowling

Looks like fun, but...

That last step would very likely be fatal. Ouch...

Do they wear small rescue parachutes?

Written on 16.05.2021 by Robert Cowling

Mustang Vs. Spitfire - Which Was the Best?"
Too Close to call.

Written on 15.05.2021 by john cook

who's on who's tail ?

Written on 15.05.2021 by john cook

Hi, Jeff. I'm not too clear on what you are talking about. John and Alex are referring to the attempt by Auburn Calloway to murder the three flight deck crewmen who were flying this DC-10 to San Jose with the intention of crashing this one into Fed Ex HQ in Memphis. There was no L-1011 involved in the situation. Alex's comment that it should end up in a museum is 100% accurate. No DC-10 ever executed the maneuvers this one did during the horrificly bloody battle in the cockpit as Calloway used a claw hammer to smash the skulls of the pilot, copilot and flight engineer. As he continued trying to slaughter them and take control of this jet, this DC-10 - which had just departed Memphis with a full load of fuel and a full load of cargo - went into a dive so severe that the analog speed recording instrument pegged at its max reading while the jet continued to dive faster and faster, and almost broke the sound barrier during its dive. And when the critically injured pilot, paralyzed and blind on one side of his body, pulled it out of its dive, the wings bent. Then it flew inverted - with a full fuel load and full of cargo. And then it did barrel rolls. Basically, this DC-10 endured maneuvers that it was never ever designed - or expected - to perform ... and yet it stayed together. Had it destructed, it would have come down on the citizens of Tennessee. When it was examined later by MD engineers, they were beyond astonished that it had not broken apart. That's what Alex was referring to; he means that this DC-10 should be in a museum much the same as Sully's AWE Airbus is now in a museum. There was no L-1011 involved in this gruesome hijack attempt. This Dc-10 stayed together and brought Mr Calloway back to face trial -- and he is serving life in prison right at this moment. Alex is correct. This DC-10 should NEVER be sent to the boneyard, but unfortunately, as I said above, FDX is not interested in preserving it when its revenue service days come to an end.

Written on 15.05.2021 by Gary Schenauer

The Stud Guppy is truly a classic!

Written on 15.05.2021 by Eric Strodthoff

Beautiful shot, can't beat an aircraft with a knockout sunset.

Written on 15.05.2021 by Don Ridgeway

Nice shot to catch the coning of the main rotor blades!

Written on 15.05.2021 by David Seider

As it went past me, it was so close that even fully closed down my 70-300 was too much lens - I had to wait a second until it had gone by before I could resume snapping it.

Written on 15.05.2021 by Gary Schenauer

An Intruder if I ever saw one. Great shot. Thanks

Written on 15.05.2021 by Roy Bailey

A good friend of mine Dave Willig owned a 140 and I flew it a few times. I liked it better than anything else I flew... just something about flying aviation history fun to fly and look Mom! No avionics!

Written on 15.05.2021 by Robin Rebhan

hate to differ on the DC-10 story -- The L1011 was three time the reliability of the 10. taking off from runway 32R when its left engine detached, causing loss of control, and it crashed less than a mile (1.6 km) from the end of the runway. The fan blade severed all three hydrolic systems on the 10 and left the DC-10 uncontrollable.

Politics at Royals Royce and Locheed killed the development of the L1011

Written on 15.05.2021 by a mentor

Thanks for posting this photo. Now [2021] N2175T is based at Venice. Sometimes fly out on Thursday morning with the "Venice Lunch Bunch".

Written on 15.05.2021 by vamochuck

I love those big, big motor is on the triple seven. A lot of thrust from those beauties!

Written on 15.05.2021 by Michael Glumack

Great picture! I believe this plane can have floats adapted to it and then takeoff on a lake somewhere up north.

Written on 15.05.2021 by Michael Glumack

I love those old motors on this classic jet of yesteryear! Great old bird!

Written on 15.05.2021 by Michael Glumack

Alex .. that suggestion has already been made to FDX (signed by numerous folks). Without specifically saying so, FDX is probably not going to authorize it to be put in a museum or even simply put on display. The agency that should try to save it for a museum is MD because they built the DC-10 that refused to crash despite everything it endured. But they don't own it, and FDX has no interest in "memorializing" the aircraft that was used in a mass murder attempt by one of the people they had employed. As i said, the FDX folks did not specifically SAY that, but it was an unspoken mannerism. And, truth be told, WHY would they want to resurrect the story and have it live on and on and on, etc.? So don't hold your breath waiting to see this one in a museum. In fact, had it not been for Covid, "John" (this jet) would have already been in the boneyard -- it was scheduled to go there before the Covid thing occured and it got a reprieve when folks began mailing more packages because they were stuck at home.

Written on 15.05.2021 by Gary Schenauer

Awesome !

Written on 15.05.2021 by Jeffrey Faucette

Incredible this record breaking hero of a DC-10 is still reliably delivering packages to this day. She better end up in a museum once she retires.

Written on 15.05.2021 by Alex Sullivnan


Written on 15.05.2021 by marylou anderson

Very nice
Thank you for the settings

Written on 15.05.2021 by marylou anderson

Great shot!

Written on 15.05.2021 by marylou anderson

Awesome pic! Love that evening lighting.

Written on 15.05.2021 by The Martin Alliance

Nicely done!!!

Written on 15.05.2021 by daniel jef

Nicely done

Written on 15.05.2021 by daniel jef

We will be getting them soon

Written on 15.05.2021 by daniel jef


Written on 15.05.2021 by Bob Smith

And she is a pressurized P210 into the bargain!

Written on 15.05.2021 by CHRIS ROBEY

Good comment Frank. That C130 that was lost last year down south near Cooma had a 3 man crew onboard.

Written on 15.05.2021 by CHRIS ROBEY

I get the shivers every time I see one of these. We lost one a little way back during bush fire season. To come all the way to down under and then the crew lost their lives for us, I can only say --- we will remember them.

Written on 15.05.2021 by Frank Deane

Being a Spitfire nut from down under, I had never seen this marking before, but it still looks great doesn't

Written on 15.05.2021 by Frank Deane


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