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In the shadow of Space Shuttle Discovery's last moments in the sun as the orbiter is moved into her new home at Air & Space, Udvar-Hazy on April 19th, 2012.
PBY firebomber demonstrates a water drop during an aviation event held at Paine Field, Everett WA
The Milky Way stretches overhead at Dolores Point airstrip, near Gateway, Colorado, in the summer of 2014.
Mooney and the Mountain. Mt Rainier serves as a backdrop to this late afternoon flight with some friends. Nikon D5000
The DC3 for 70 years has been flown and maintained by 4 generations of aviators and caregivers.
Russell Williams piloting his gorgeous Ryan Sports Coupe Warner late on a summer afternoon near Gillette, Wyoming.
One of two Boeing 787-9 test planes on final approach to Boeing Field. Nikon D600
Ground crew work prepare an E/A 6 Prowler for flight while it's replacement, an E/A 18 Growler come in on final to NAS Whidbey. Shot during a tour of the base with a Nikon D600
Camping under the wing and the Milky Way in the Idaho backcountry, at Johnson Creek airstrip, Summer 2013.
WW II bomber still flys over Cape May
The Collings Foundation B-17 returning from flight with WWII veterans on board during a tour stop in Fort Collins, Colorado, July 6, 2013.
Aero Spacelines Super Guppy delivering one of the Space Shuttle simulator components to the Museum of Flight in Seattle. Mt Rainier serves as a nice background on it's final approach.
"The X in LAX" - at LAX Airport.
The Bremont Horsemen led by Steve Hinton perform their Sabre break during their routine at the Planes of Fame Airshow 2014. Shot with a Nikon D600.
"Mars Wheel" Curiosity's wheels being tested to destruction at JPL's "Mars Yard."
"Jet Streaks"
Two Bell Boeing MV-22B Ospreys join up with a KC-130J Tanker over the Mojave Desert near Twenty-nime Palms in Southern California.
Bell Boeing MV-22B Osprey joins up with a KC-130J Hercules tanker during a WTI (Weapons Tactics Instructor) exercise over Southern California during October 2012.
Two AV-8B Harrier IIs of VMAT-203 based at MCAS Cherry Point join up with a VMGR-252 KC-135J Hercules tanker for in-flight refueling over the Atlantic Ocean. June 2014.
Lockheed Martin F-35B Lightning II of VMFA-121 Green Knights flies over Southern California near the Salton Sea.
Lockheed Martin F-35B Lightning II of VMFA-121 Green Knights flies over Southern California near the Salton Sea.
Lockheed Martin F-35B Lightning II of VMFA-121 Green Knights flies over Southern California near the Salton Sea.

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The Collings Foundation B-17 returning from flight with WWII veterans on board during a tour stop in Fort Collins, Colorado, July 6, 2013.

"The Collings Foundation, an organization dedicated to preserving the flying heritage of World War II, had a tour stop in Fort Collins in the summer of 2012," says Unger. "It was a beautiful day to admire the old bombers and P-51s, so I loaded up my camera gear and flew my little airplane over to meet the big ones. At the end of the afternoon, just as I was preparing to depart, a small rain shower moved in. I was doing a pre-flight engine and systems check before taking off, when I saw the Collings Foundation B-17 taxiing for takeoff. The image was one of timelessness; this burly airplane was headed out on one more mission, always ready to serve, just like the men who flew and crewed these birds. It was a beautiful moment because on this day, World War II pilots and crews were flying in that bomber as passengers, in peacetime, and close to home."

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Longmont, Colorado, United States of America
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Date Taken: 07.2013
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