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Subject: [Leica] IMG: Abandoned airplane
From: sonc.hegr at (Sonny Carter)
Date: Tue, 6 Oct 2009 22:59:43 -0500
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That's a Seabee, one of my favorites amphibians.  It was in a James Bond

On Tue, Oct 6, 2009 at 10:49 PM, <lrzeitlin at> wrote:

> 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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