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The space shuttle Discovery still dreaming of space under the Tracking and Data Relay Satellite at the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center.
A future warbird pilot in Les Hekkila's P51D, he is Brian Vallero.
Owner/pilot Doug Watanabe fuels his Stearman at St. Louis Regional Airport, Alton/Bethalto, Il
T-28, owner/pilot: Bob Morganthaller in 2 ship formation with AT-6 Texan, owner/pilot Les Heikkila
T-28, owner and pilot; Bob Morganthaller in 2 ship formation with AT-6 Texan: owner/pilot; Les Heikkila
Retired Angel - #7 from an earlier vintage of the U.S. Navy's Blue Angels
The External Fuel Tank of the Space Shuttle makes its way down the Indian River Lagoon.
I waited 4 hours for the barge carrying the shuttles External Fuel Tank to make it's way down the Indian River Lagoon to get this picture as it passed our Eco - Tour Boat, the Discovery.
The Space Shuttles External Fuel Tank took its last trip along the Indian River Lagoon, north of the Kennedy Space Center.
F-111, Gloster Meteor and Lockheed Hudson in formation
Four of the five Lockheed P-38s flown at the Planes Of Fame Airshow, Chino, CA.  May 2013.
Skyraider off the wing of a P51D
P51D at air show, Matoon, Il. Owner/pilot: Les Heikkila
Skyraider and P-51D at air show
Eric Downing's Skyraider and Les Heikkila's P51-D in formation
Eric Downing prepares for flight at Creve Coeur airport, St. Louis County, Mo.
Canadian Snow Birds formation fly past.
smoke spirals from parachutist.
The immense power of a B1 bomber.
Dassault Super Etendard Marine La Fert Alais
Airbus A350 in flight Le Bourget
Morane H in flight La Fert Alais

1st Annual Air & Space Photo Contest
Four of the five Lockheed P-38s flown at the Planes Of Fame Airshow, Chino, CA. May 2013.

"I went to the 2013 Planes of Fame Airshow in part to photograph this gathering of aircraft," says Croft. "It is rare to have the privilege of standing next to a huddle of P-38 Lightnings as they seemingly reminisce about old times. Among these four of the world's remaining seven operational aircraft—giants of their day—one is confronted with the realization that the term 'Greatest Generation' applies not merely to men, but also to their machines."

TAGS: Air Show, California, United States

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San Carlos, California, United States of America
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Image Source: digital
Date Taken: 05.2013
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Date Uploaded: June 24, 2013, 1:16 p.m.
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