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Bill Swartwout

1 Month Ago

They Taught Us To Fly 118 Years Ago. Post Your Airplane Art.

Here's a salute to Orville and Wilbur Wright and their "First Flight" on December 17, 1903 at Kill Devil Hills/Kitty Hawk, NC.

Please post one of your favorite aircraft pieces - any medium. (Please wait for another post or two before posting again.)

The sample image is of a small airplane I used to own and fly, a 1946 Ercoupe. Just for fun.

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Bill Swartwout

1 Month Ago

Wright Wings and a Monument at Kill Devil Hills. Here is an image from my visit to the museum at the Wright Brothers National Memorial in Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina, in April of this year. It is, of course, a replica of that first airplane that flew four times on that day.

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Val Arie

1 Month Ago

Coming from a family of pilots is seems odd I should have only one of a plane. But this is it, a pretty yellow bi wing.

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Steven Ralser

1 Month Ago

Found this vintage postcard (pre ww1) showing unflyable plane

Ww1 era plane

 

Mark Andrew Thomas

1 Month Ago

A USAF F-16 Thunderbird in Flight. The squadron is based at Nellis Air Force Base in Nevada.

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Mary Bedy

1 Month Ago

I don't have much in this category, but this was a lovely flight:

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Gill Billington

1 Month Ago

Spitfires from world war 2 flying over the white cliffs of Dover to commemorate D-Day

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Bill Tomsa

1 Month Ago

An acrylic painting from my imagination

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Matthias Hauser

1 Month Ago

Airplane and Dark Clouds Art Print

Plane with condensation trail flying high above the clouds. The sky is dark and dramatic, maybe a thunderstorm is coming.

 

Bradford Martin

1 Month Ago

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A single engine prop plane towing a line which is attached to a sign that is out of the frame.

 

Gill Billington

1 Month Ago

A pair of mustangs! Eleanor with a P-51

 

Gaby Ethington

1 Month Ago

A thin contrail coming out of this jet plane. It was flying overhead near my mother's place in CA.


 

Bill Tomsa

1 Month Ago

O.K. this is my "ego massage":

It was a photo taken of me about 40 years ago(yikes!) just after I had landed this Schweizer SGS 1-34 sailplane after staying aloft after release from the towplane for a total of 5hours and 14 minutes.
For those not familiar with sailplanes that means no motor (engine) only the power of the sun creatimg thermals (google it) that kept me flying and elevated me to 7,200 ft above ground.

now there are other glider pilots out there laughing their you-know-whats off because this is pretty small stuff in The world of soaring.
But it was my best flight to date and thus the s--t eating grin on my face.


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Gill Billington

1 Month Ago

B-25 Mitchell Bomber

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Bill Tomsa

1 Month Ago

Another acrylic painting done on the spot at an aviation show/convention

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Gill Billington

1 Month Ago

Douglas Dakota C-47 Skytrain which was used as a military transport aircraft in WW2.

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Bill Tomsa

1 Month Ago

PEN & INK drawing from my archives depicting the two tandem cockpits of an antique bi plane and the leather pilot's cap hanging out of the back.


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Gill Billington

1 Month Ago

Oops!

 

Gill Billington

1 Month Ago

This vintage North American p-51 called Marinell was made in California and shipped to England in time for the D-Day landings in WW2. I called this well earned rest as it sits on the runway at sunset.

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Bill Tomsa

1 Month Ago

Pilots have to eat ,too.

Just not TOO much before take-off. And make sure all passengers have barf bags. LOL Been there done that.

Chandler, Arizona municipal airport about 25 years ago



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Gill Billington

1 Month Ago

Great nose art on this B-17 Flying Fortress called the Memphis Belle.

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The Thunderbirds are one of the longest running aerial acrobatic teams still performing. I caught them at March Air Force Base in Southern California. It was my first experience photographing jets and planes performing. Had a great time keeping up with them!

Here they have just dropped out of the sky after doing a 360 degree flip. The amount of skill involved is overwhelming. They are flying within just a few feet of each other at high speed while performing twists and turns in sync.

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Gill Billington

1 Month Ago

On July 10th 2018 The Royal Airforce of Great Britain celebrated it's 100th Anniversary with a flypast in London of a hundred aircraft from the vintage Spitfires to the latest stealth fighters. The finale was was the Red Arrows aerobatic display team who flew over Nelson's Column in Trafalgar Square before flying over Buckingham Palace.

 

Bill Tomsa

1 Month Ago

While creating this drawing, I met the pilot of this plane. He was a retire dentist who had made his dream of becoming a licensed pilot come true, finally at age 65. A good lesson about not giving up on your dreams, I thought.


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Gill Billington

1 Month Ago

Tornado GR4s flying in formation over the Victoria Memorial outside Buckingham Palace.

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Bill Tomsa

1 Month Ago

I created this acrylic painting en plein air at Falcon field, Arizona long before all the airports got shut out to the public, after 9 /11

I had to make almost a dozen trips to the airport to get the lighting consistant on this T-28 up for sale.

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Bill Tomsa

23 Days Ago

Airplane with a painted on shark's mouth is my subject for this pen & ink drawing. It's a low wing single engine nose gear general aviation aircraft

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Rick Wiles

23 Days Ago

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Brian Wallace

23 Days Ago

The Blue Angels practicing over the Severn River at The US Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland. During this flyover of four jets, they were in a very tight formation. Captured from "Hospital Point" at the Navel Academy along the Severn River.

Fan Out by Brian Wallace

 

Bill Tomsa

22 Days Ago

double post ; O(

 

Bill Tomsa

22 Days Ago

Airshow Dreamer, my black and white photograph, captures a moment at an airshow as a youngster gazes skyward like most of the crowd to watch the latest aerobatics pilot's performance and maybe, just maybe, dream of one day being up there to dazzle the crowd too.


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Bill Tomsa

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Brian Wallace

22 Days Ago

Abbie Shore's 1st edit challenge of 2020... "A model glider" over farmland and hills. I added eight paper gliders to the image and brought out the thick overcast clouds in the sky.

Abbie Shores Edit 2020c by Brian Wallace

 

Rick Wiles

22 Days Ago

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Bill Tomsa

22 Days Ago

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Ava Reaves

21 Days Ago

A Stearman Biplane preparing for the Flying Circus Airshow in Bealeton, Virginia


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stearman biplane at flying circus airshow

 

Brian Wallace

21 Days Ago

Combined images (stitched) to produce an OOF (Out Of Frame) effect at the Massey Air Museum on the Eastern Shore of Maryland.

The Massey Air Museum is a living airport-museum reminiscent of rural airports of a bygone era. Activities include antique aircraft restoration, annual fly-ins, EAA Young Eagles events, and aviation camaraderie. Experience the sights, sounds and smells of aviation as it was in its earlier days.

NC 18111 is an early model DC-3A manufactured August 31, 1937 (Approx. the 117th DC-3/DST made). Operated by United Air Lines from 9/2/37 to 5/18/54, American Flyers Airline from 5/18/54 to 9/7/73 & Shawnee Airlines in Florida from 9/7/73 to 9/5/80. N18111 was displayed outdoors at David Tallichet's Air Transport Command Restaurant on Rt. 13 at New Castle County Airport for approx. 15 to 20 years until Nov. 2006.

The An-2 biplane is open for visitors to enter. Don Hooker has converted movable stairs into proper steps. This Russian airplane is currently the largest single engine biplane type in the world. Donated to Massey by Mike Macario in honor of his mother, Kate Macario.

Website... http://masseyaero.org/projects/dc3/NC18111.html
Website... https://masseyaero.org/
Website... https://www.masseyaero.org/museum-info

Massey Aerodrome Museum by Brian Wallace

 

Brian Wallace

21 Days Ago

The Blue Angels practicing over the Severn River at The US Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland. During this flyover of six jets, they were in formation and then flared out in different directions. Captured from "Hospital Point" at the Navel Academy along the Severn River.

Angels In The Clouds by Brian Wallace

 

Bill Tomsa

21 Days Ago

Arizona Windsock, one of my color photographs, features a typically bright orange windsock at an Arizona airport as evidenced by the lone saguaro cactus with the hills and mountains off in the distance.


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Brian Wallace

19 Days Ago

3D stereo anaglyph rendering of the Shuttle Atlantis, done through the modeling program "Celestia" and the 3D program "StereoPhoto Maker".

Atlantis 2 - Use Red-Cyan 3D Glasses by Brian Wallace

 

Bill Tomsa

18 Days Ago

describes the propeller and engine of a low wing monoplane that depends on the thrust produced by said prop and engine to take to it's natural home, the skies


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Rick Wiles

18 Days Ago

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Brian Wallace

18 Days Ago

3D stereo crossview of Liberty Bell 7 created from a 3D model in Celestia. To View: Gently converge (cross) your eyes and focus on the middle image while ignoring the outside.

Liberty Bell 7 - Gently Cross Your Eyes And Focus On The Middle Image by Brian Wallace

 

Bill Tomsa

18 Days Ago

Into the Hangar, a pen & ink drawing, depicts the process of three men pushing an antique high wing airplane backwards into a protective hangar.



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Brian Wallace

17 Days Ago

The Blue Angels practicing over the Severn River at The US Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland. During this flyover of four jets, they were in a very tight formation. Captured from "Hospital Point" at the Navel Academy along the Severn River.

Wings by Brian Wallace

 

Bill Tomsa

17 Days Ago

A pen & ink sketch by Bill Tomsa, illustrates a common scene at small airports of single engine private airplanes shuttered away in T-hangars awaiting the next flight to an unknown destination.

 

Bill Swartwout

17 Days Ago

Wow this thread continues to amaze me. I'm enjoying all of the aircraft art.

I may actually go get a BFR (Biannual Flight Review) to bring my license back being current. That means I have to go flying with a CFI (Certified Flight Instructor) for one hour and do an hour of "ground school" activities. I'm not planning to buy another airplane - that ship has sailed. However, with a currently active license it becomes easier (and free) to get my Part 107 Drone License.

I may buy a small drone (w/ 12MP Camera) later today. Maybe...maybe...maybe...

 

Brian Tada

5 Days Ago

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During my seventh time photographing the U.S. Navy Blue Angels, I finally got the shot I wanted as they flew directly over me, their smoke trails creating an artistic effect.
Pictured are five of the six jets performing a modified delta formation beside San Francisco Bay on October 11, 2019 during Fleet Week.

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Gill Billington

5 Days Ago

This de Havilland Vampire T11 British airplane, built in 1952 was the first single engine jet fighter to enter service with the RAF. It was the first jet aircraft to take off and land on an aircraft carrier and it was the first jet trainer in which student pilots could gain their "wings"

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Sandi OReilly

5 Days Ago

A Pilots request some years ago from Southwest Airlines.

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Brian Wallace

2 Days Ago

The Blue Angels practicing over the Severn River at The US Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland. These two jets came from opposite directions and closely passed each other, crossing their contrails. Captured from "Hospital Point" at the Navel Academy along the Severn River.

Crossing The Line by Brian Wallace

 

Bill Tomsa

2 Days Ago

Designated with the number seven on it's tail, this F-18 Hornet jet aircraft is a member of the highly acclaimed and unmatched Blue Angels Naval flight demonstration team in this color photograph.
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Bill Swartwout

2 Days Ago

Wow, this is still an amazing thread with all of your unique contributions. I enjoy looking at each and every addition.

Heh - I recall an old adage about airplanes purchased for personal enjoyment: "Airplanes are not investments, they are toys. They should be purchased with toy money or left alone. There are much simpler, cheaper toys, but none (to me) are as fulfilling.”

 

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