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    More vintage aircraft..

    More vintage aircraft..

    A newly restored B-25J Mitchell warms up for its first public performance, at Paine Field, Everett, Washington. The aircraft is part of Microsoft billionaire Paul Allen´s Flying Heritage Collection. In Jan 1945, the plane was deployed to the UK, where it participated in D-day and the liberation of Europe.

    More photos of this event can be seen om my Flickr album, at http://www.flickr.com/photos/len_elg...th/5980589345/

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    More vintage aircraft..
    Click for a larger image!

    Detail shots can make interesting images as well..

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    Re: More vintage aircraft..

    Quote Originally Posted by lenelg View Post
    Detail shots can make interesting images as well..
    Indeed they can. Very often it's better to get in close.

    In the first one, above, it's a pity about the guy standing just on the other side of the aircraft below the nose gun

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    Tack sharp..Excellent shots-they've done a first class job restoring it.I'd have waved to that guy in the fluorescent jacket to move out of shot - sometimes the concentration is so focused and we miss these annoying distractions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnC View Post
    I'd have waved to that guy in the fluorescent jacket to move out of shot
    Hi John, He's manning th fire extinguisher while the pilot is starting the engines in case there is an engine fire.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FrankMi View Post
    Hi John, He's manning th fire extinguisher while the pilot is starting the engines in case there is an engine fire.
    Not that he'll be able to see a starboard engine fire standing in that position ...

    I was on starting duties during my time on the flightline in the airforce ... I remember being briefed on the various hand-signals, including the one for an emergency shutdown in the event of an engine fire. My sargeant said "just grab the fire extinguisher and start pointing at the engine ... the pilot will figure it out pretty quickly"!

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    Re: More vintage aircraft..

    Excellent detail and clarity!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Colin Southern View Post
    Not that he'll be able to see a starboard engine fire standing in that position ...
    LOL! I can't be certain but there may be another person with an extinguisher out of sight for the starboard engine. Then again, maybe this dude's asleep standing up!

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    As an ex RAF bod I love all shots of aircraft so keep 'em coming Lennart

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