I am trying to assemble a database of the photographs I have on-line. Right now, I'm working on a static list of photographs. Later, I hope to create a searchable database (both these are long-tems "works-in-progress").
I'm also working on a list of other aviation sites that I have found interesting or useful (ex. aircraft registration databases).
I am always looking for more information about the aircraft I've photographed. If you have a question, see an error, or have some additional information about the history or background of anything here, please drop me a note.
Here's an Annotated List of Pages in Chronological Order:
Last year was truly great from a transport aircraft perspective. The Concorde was a big highlight, but there were a huge number of other tranport (or transport-related) aircraft at the show.
I'm working on putting as many of the ca. 200 pictures I took at Oskhosh '97 and '98 online. Currently, I have DC-3's and the Shackleton bomber/AEW pages up, and I have photos of the Farie Gannet and Grumman Albatroses scanned and almost in place.
I unexpectedly encountered this museum on my first trip to Florence in May of 1997. It was a wonderful collection of retired military aircraft; one of those small museums where you can walk around and underneath the aircraft.
A while ago, I read that the museum was closing to allow expansion of the Florence airport parking lot. I've been back to visit a number of times in late 1998 and the early part of 1999; the museum is no more. Many of the planes have been scrapped. I have some particularly disturbing pictures of the Connie AEW plane as it was slowly scrapped (in the end with an abrasive cutting disk!). It appears that many parts are destined for Connie resotration projects, but I heard a rumor that the main parts of the plane are destined to become someone's house.
I had a chance to visit Seattle and Everett, WA in April, 1997.
I visited the Museum of Flight at Boeing Field in Seattle, and the Museum's Restoration Facility at Paine Field in Everett.
I often sit in the exit row seat, and the most prominent feature I see is the wing...
Often I'll just take a single photo that isn't part of a larger grouping. They end up here.
These photos were taken March 11, 1997. There is a misc. mix of planes that were passing by.
These photos were taken in January, 1997. Currently the page includes a United 777, and a really nice DC-8.
(now part of the National Park Service's "Gateway Recreation Area").
These aren't strictly airplane photos, but...
This is a somewhat random mix of pictures. There are a bunch of a beautiful Connie, some transport planes, a couple of close-ups of a Turbo-Rotax engine, and the unavoidable "warbirds" pictures.
I have many more photos waiting to be scanned, so this page should increase quite a bit in the next months (well, since it's now after the 1997 Fly-In, I guess I should face facts and admit that I may not get any more of the '96 photos scanned...).
This includes a variety of pictures from Madison, WI; O'Hare, San Francisco, and Monterey. There are some interesting shots of an old United 747, as well as the "JET" Service Time Capsule near gate 81 in SFO.
I still have a number of photos from this trip. With any luck, I'll be able to get them scanned and added in the future.