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Some airplane photos

May 24, 2013 in Aviation

Since I’m in the middle of a build and don’t have any model pictures to post, I thought I’d share these.

1. Boeing 727-200C N199AJ at Houston IAH. Note this one has winglets. I worked on these for 12 years at Continental Airlines.

2. Boeing 787-800 N26902 in mothballs at IAH during the battery grounding.

3. Convair TB-58 Hustler at the Lone Star Flight Museum in Galveston

4. Grumman F8F Bearcat in Blue Angels livery, Lone Star Flight Museum

5. Vought F4U-5 (I think) Corsair, Honduran Air Force. Flt Lt. Soto shot down two El Salvadoran P-51’s and a Corsair flying this airplane in the Soccer War in 1969.

6. Another F4U-5 taxiing for takeoff at Scholes Field in Galveston, TX.

7. Waco YMF N530HD at a private field in Alvin TX.

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3 responses to Some airplane photos

  1. Beautiful shot of that Hustler…she even looks fast just sittin’ there.

  2. Jaime .. it is kinda sad to see Corsair #609 “weathering away” like that ..but I guess that’s life !!! otherwise…good “reference” photos …

  3. Ray, I’m told that #609 is maintained by the aviation cadets in the Honduran Air Force – that pic is probably about ten years old and she doesn’t look that bad. Soto is one of their national heroes. The airplane is at the airport in Teguchigalpa (TGU) on the military side and was at that time accessible to the public.

    Craig, the last time I saw the B-58 was six months ago. Hurricane Ike flooded most of the Lone Star Flight Museum and the B-58 was one of the casualties. The water was about four feet deep in the hangars, and the salt pretty badly damaged the brakes and the magnesium parts of the Hustler’s landing gear.

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