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Planes you don't normally see at airports

Discussion in 'Off Topic Posts' started by mmmarvel, Dec 5, 2013.

  1. mmmarvel

    mmmarvel Moderator

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    So yeah, we don't do commerical jets, we do other kinds of planes.

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    Uh, you don't see this plane, it doesn't exist, it's not here, never mind, nothing to see, move on!

    Yup, it's a high flying spy plane.

    Here is a closer picture of it's engine.

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    This plane is called the Guppy. I've thrown in a couple pictures to help keep it's scale in mind. I have watched in fly and you find yourself just shaking your head and trying to figure out how it stays air born.

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  2. cda

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    have seen the guppy,

    the other one is old!!!!!! WB-57F
     
  3. Gregg Harris

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    I do not know how to post it but last week a 747 jumbo jet "Dreamlifter" landed at a small airport in Wichita and part of the town was shut down to allow for safety while it lifted off from the short runway.
     
  4. cda

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    Yep

    One of those oops

    Lucky they brought in some pilots that knew how to fly the plane and get it off the ground
     
  5. mmmarvel

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    There are actually TWO of the spy planes that come and go from my airport. The one pictured has the NASA logo on the tail, the other one (which was here today) has no markings on the tail and I suspect none on the wings either.
     
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    Great shots!
     
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    Re: Planes you don't normally see at airports

    I work for an airport and here are my contributions. I like taking pictures of unusual planes. [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
     
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    I GET IT!....Ichabod CRANE!....Took me a second....
     
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    I am not sure, but the first plane looks almost as a Russian manufacture........ An An -124 perhaps?
     
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    hehehe...... Ichabod Crane........ someone has a sense of humor. :lol:

    Sue
     
  14. cda

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    That is what I read on the side

    Kind of a C-5 knock off
     
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    Check this out. I get to use the ICC corporate jet this week!!! Woo Hoo!!!

    View attachment 990

    Post script: By the way we do not have a corp jet. I thought that perhaps somebody might mistake my poor attempt at levity for something else. Keep warm everybody! View attachment 990

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  17. cda

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    Glad ICC finally moved into modern aviation, don't want them to behind the times
     
  18. Wayne

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    Re: Planes you don't normally see at airports

    Some more fun photos.

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    That's me in front of AF1.

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    I was so close that the rotor wash was intense.

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    Wayne, wheres the security people for Air Force One??? Just wondering?
     
  20. Wayne

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    Just the other side of the plane. There's a red rope just behind me that I can't cross or I'll risk getting shot. Off camera a local cop is also watching me. My security clearance allows me to get only this close which incidentally is the closest the local cop can get too. :cool:
     
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