This nice and shiny plane is the “Esther Mae.” It is a Douglas DC3 that was built in December, 1945 and is the only DC3-3D that is still in flying condition. This photo is from its appearance at the 2010 Experimental Aircraft Association Annual Fly-in. It is my contribution to this week’s Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Shiny.
Posts Tagged ‘Aircraft’
Tags: Aircraft, airplanes, Cee's Fun Foto Challenge, DC-3, Douglas DC3, EAA, Esther Mae, Experimental Aircraft Association, Shiny, Vintage Aircraft
Tags: A Word A Week Challenge, A Word A Week Photo Challenge, Aircraft, EAA, Experimental Aircraft Association, Fly-in, Oshkosh, Oshkosh Wisconsin
Tags: A Word A Week Challenge, Aircraft, airplanes, aviation, de-icing, photography, Propylene glycol, Technology, worker
On a recent trip we had some bad weather at one of our stops that required our plane to be de-iced. It was very late at night and the snow was falling as the guy working the de-icing equipment carefully sprayed down our plane. I was really grateful he was out on such a cold, snowy night working to help us on out way home. De-icing a plane is critical because the build-up of ice on the plane’s surface can add a huge amount of weight to the plane in addition to affecting the plane’s handling. De-icing is usually done by spraying aircraft with a de-icing fluid based on propylene glycol, which is non-toxic.
Tags: Aircraft, airplanes, aviation, photography, photos, postaday
Tags: 14 Days of Photos With Circles, Aerobatics, air show, Aircraft, airplanes, Loops, minot, North Dakota, Stunt Pilots
I think it is fair to call this loop (performed by an aerobatic (or stunt) pilot at an air show in Minot, North Dakota) a circle, but as always comments are appreciated.