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As long as we’re talking about jacks….

by Jaime Carreon on December 27, 2017 in Aviation -- 6 Comments

Here’s one of 747-100’s on jacks for a retraction check at the Los Angeles maintenance base just before we retired the Whales in 1999. These normally weren’t done outside unless the hangars were full, which was probably the case here. […]

The year in review, 2017

by Jaime Carreon on December 21, 2017 in Aviation -- 8 Comments

It was a busy year for me, especially with family and work. Even so, I managed to get three models done, all in 1/48. The Pogo was a what if that started out to be a scale project and turned […]

A visit to the National Museum of The Mighty 8th Air Force

by Jaime Carreon on December 13, 2017 in Aviation -- 4 Comments

My early November vacation turned out to be quite productive as far as museum visits. After visiting Pensacola, we headed north, stopping at the 8th Air Force Museum in Pooler, Georgia, just south of Savannah. The 8th was formed in […]

A visit to the National Museum of Naval Aviation, Part 4

by Jaime Carreon on December 9, 2017 in Aviation -- 14 Comments

This is the last batch of photos from my November visit. Two pleasant surprises occurred on this one. The first was happening to be there on the day the Blue Angels were doing their practice session for their final show […]

A visit to the National Museum of Naval Aviation, Part 3

by Jaime Carreon on December 8, 2017 in Aviation -- 8 Comments

It’s very easy to get carried away in this place. There is a lot to see and it comes at you from every direction. My apologies for the quality of some of the photos. Half of the time I was […]

A visit to the National Museum of Naval Aviation, Part 2

by Jaime Carreon on December 8, 2017 in Aviation -- 6 Comments

Here’s the second batch of photos. The aircraft on display cover the full spectrum of US naval aviation, from day one to the present. The variety and quality of the aircraft is astounding, as many of them were flown in, […]

A visit to the National Museum of Naval Aviation, Part 1

by Jaime Carreon on December 8, 2017 in Aviation -- 7 Comments

I’ve been able to visit the National Museum of Naval Aviation in Pensacola, Florida, twice in the past month. These visits were different from previous trips in that this was the first time I’ve been able to go with no […]

A Gooney Bird tale – Douglas C-47B – Monogram 1/48

by Jaime Carreon on October 30, 2017 in Aviation -- 22 Comments

When I got back into plastic modeling a few years ago, I set a couple of goals for the projects I would do. The first was to model subjects I had never done before, which has proven to be successful […]

Convair XFY-1 Pogo, A What-if – Lindberg 1/48

by Jaime Carreon on June 25, 2017 in Aviation -- 15 Comments

In another universe not so far away… Marine Lieutenant Wally Warren was not a happy camper in the spring of 1968. His plan to avoid being sent to Southeast Asia by becoming a flight instructor had come to a screeching […]

A visit to a PT boat

by Jaime Carreon on June 9, 2017 in Ships -- 18 Comments

I had an opportunity to spend a day at the Museum of the Pacific War / Nimitz Museum in Fredericksburg, Texas a few days. For those who haven’t been, I recommend you make a stop there; it will be worth […]