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this is a photo of the blue angles at the Mirmar air show in CA
UH-60 Blackhawk doing a flyby of the audience at the Rhode Island Air Show.
The Thunderbirds in diamond formation
F-16 Fighting Falcon of the Air Force Thunderbirds demonstrating its slow flight characteristics.
US Navy SNJ-5 in a turn while prowling the skies over southern Michigan
Last flight of Discovery.
My nephew walking across the wing of a C-5 with his buddy.
Air Force Thunderbirds in formation at McGuire AFB air show
B-17over Falcon Field in Phoenix Az.
I was coming back from Nogales Az. on I-19 when I noticed fire helicopters coming in one after another near the freeway. I  went to where they were tanking up with water to fight the horseshoe fire an
The photo was taken on a seniors trip to the Lone Star Flight Museum in Galveston, Texas. One member of our group had piloted five of the WWII fighter planes! "Memories" would be a good caption for th

1st Annual Air & Space Photo Contest
Last flight of Discovery.

"I am in many ways, a product of the American space program," says Widick. "My hometown was Cocoa Beach. My father was an engineer for NASA. The early astronauts were frequent visitors to my backyard for barbecues and gatherings. I became interested in photography due to the influence of the legendary LIFE magazine photographer Ralph Morse. I met him just prior to Apollo 11. When space shuttle Discovery completed the last liftoff of a 39-flight career, I had been granted access inside the Pad 39A perimeter fence, and decided to place a Vietnam-era 190-degree panoramic camera alongside the southwest end of the concrete pad. The effect was to capture in great detail the pad, shuttle Discovery, and frame it in the main engine exhaust, which, due to the sweeping of the camera, appears above Discovery as she heads on her last trip into space and the ISS."

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Date Taken: 02.2011
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