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DHC-2 foggy step-taxi.
Sitting on the Nushagak River at 7:00 in the morning, heard a rumble from upstream, and this Beaver came sailing out of the fog at about 40 knots.  As soon as he was in the cle
DeHavilland Beaver landing on the Nushagak River.
JetBlue passenger plane flying over Bolsa Chica housing on final approach to the Long Beach, CA airport.
U.S. Navy Blue Angels conduct a formation flyby over San Diego bay during Navy fleet week.
It was sticky hot, mid summer, Florida.  The windows and doors open and Kennedys hair was flowing everywhere.
I can feel the wind and smell that humid salt air when I see this picture, Kids just love
Milky Way Over Bryce Canyon.  A freezing evening on the edge of the Bryce amphitheatre with the Milky Way rising high above.
One of my wifes many "jobs" is that of a Hockey Mom.  When travel hockey came around, the only way to travel is the family Saratoga.  My daughter and I sit in the back as Lisa and Liam take to the ski
Every Sunday my 6 year old daughter would run in my room, wake me up and ask if we could go fly the Cub.  One Sunday, while she was piloting, I asked her if she liked flying.  She turned around and ga
Shadows and Light.  RAF Typhoon exits a shadow filled valley during a low level sortie
Hercules Low Level.  RAF C130 Hercules flies below me during a low level training exercise in Wales.
A Swept Approach.  RAF Tornado GR4 on a low level sortie with wings in the swept 67 position
A Friendly Wave.RAF C130 Hercules positions for a narrow valley in Wales.
Show of Force
Ripping Through The Air
Autumn in Wales
B-747 above the OctoberWest airshow at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Prescott, Arizona.
DISCOVERY Shuttle Launch Pad at Kennedy Space Center - Fuel tank and booster rockets in place, waiting for the shuttle to arrive and be assembled.
Army CH-47 Chinook
Army Chinook taking off from Phoenix Mesa Gateway (previously Williams AFB) in Mesa, AZ.
WWII vintage B-17 bomber in landing approach in the RAF Museum Cosford air show
Navy Carrier Onboard Delivery aircraft C-2 with one propeller pointed up? (A tilt-rotor VTOL V-22 Osprey parked behind the C-2)
US Navy C-130 transport at the loading dock
Perfect Mirror
The USAF Thunderbirds perform a Calypso pass during Skyfest at Fairchild Air Force Base in Spokane, Washington.

2nd Annual Air & Space Photo Contest
A Friendly Wave.RAF C130 Hercules positions for a narrow valley in Wales.

"I wanted to create an image that was different to the normal, side-on, low-flying image," says Ridsdale. "I had to position myself on the side of a mountain anticipating the line the aircraft would take through a narrow valley so they would be head-on to my position. The wave from the Captain is the icing on the cake."

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Cheshire, United Kingdom
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© Garry Ridsdale.
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Image Source: digital
Date Taken: 02.2013
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Date Uploaded: Sept. 10, 2014, 8:03 a.m.
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Camera Model: Canon EOS-1D X
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