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Subject: [Leica] IMG: Abandoned airplane
From: jhnichols at (Jim Nichols)
Date: Tue, 6 Oct 2009 22:59:24 -0500
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Jim Nichols
Tullahoma, TN USA
----- Original Message ----- 
From: <lrzeitlin at>
To: <lug at>
Sent: Tuesday, October 06, 2009 10:49 PM
Subject: [Leica] IMG: Abandoned airplane

> Now that airplanes have appeared in the LUG it might be a good time to 
> disgorge my file of aircraft pictures. During my years of working in 
> the military/industrial complex I spent most of my time on futuristic 
> aircraft that thankfully were never used in anger. In fact most were 
> cancelled before they became operational. These included the Avro CF 
> 105, the XB 70 Valkyrie bomber and it's smaller sibling, the XF 108 
> Rapier fighter, and the Dynasoar space plane, the distant ancestor of 
> the Space Shuttle. Look these up in Wikipedia to get an idea of what 
> they were.
> I'm not a pilot. My total hands on experience with flying is soloing in 
> a Piper Cub and about 10 hours of helicopter training in the Army. But 
> at the time I was a systems engineer and was considered adept at 
> merging the concerns of airframe designers, electronics engineers and 
> flight crew. Still, I was fascinated with aircraft, especially old 
> planes, and took pictures whenever I had the chance. Which was not too 
> often during my working days because of security restrictions. So most 
> of my pics were made adventitiously.
> Here is the first of the series. An abandoned amphibian that I stumbled 
> upon when biking near my home. It is on the shore in an old seaplane 
> landing area in the small Hudson River town of Verplanck. I was told 
> that some aviation enthusiasts intend to fix it up and fly it again.
> Larry Z
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