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April 9th, 2014 · No Comments · General

Please support our next Arlington Flyover in honor of the interment of USMC 1st LT Bruce Gutzloe on 22 April with a donation that will go to fuel and flight operation costs for the 7 aircraft involved. Below is a bit of what went on at our last flyover. Arlington Nat’l Cemetery Fly Over for MAJs [...]

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Arlington National Cemetery Missing Man Flight

April 3rd, 2014 · No Comments · General

To an aviator being laid to rest, hearing those jets fly overhead and knowing one is headed to the heavens with you – that is what we want to do. We began an IndieGoGo funding campaign to get operational funds for our next planned Arlington flight.  Please consider contributing.  Every cent will go toward fuel [...]

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Vandy 1 and Yak 9

March 29th, 2014 · No Comments · General

Looking at some photos from the Manassas Air Show last year and I like this one.  Vandy1 with Mark “Crunchy” Burgess on the stick and a Yak 9 flown by Sean “Pinball” Carroll fly in formation. Dislike the frozen prop on the Yak.  Need to shorten the shutter speed and increase the f/ stop a [...]

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RADM Jeremiah Denton, RIP

March 29th, 2014 · 2 Comments · General

Rear Admiral and later Senator Jeremiah Denton has passed away.  As one of the senior prisoners of war during the Vietnam conflict, shot down in his A-6 Intruder attack aircraft.  RADM Denton displayed what could be called the absolute pinnacle of character, integrity and honor during his days of captivity and later as a Senator [...]

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Warrior Flight Team to honor WW2 USMC Aviator with Arlington Flyover

March 16th, 2014 · 1 Comment · General

As they did in September of last year, the Warrior Flight Team will help provide flyover honors at Arlington National Cemetery for USMC 1st Lt Bruce Guetzloe, a WW2 Corsair aviator who passed away in August of last year. Mark the date – 22 April at 1300, Arlington National Cemetery. To help defray the cost [...]

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Syria

February 27th, 2014 · 1 Comment · General

Absolutely gut wrenching photo of what is happening in Syria.  From Powerline blog: The Obama administration’s Syria policy has been a fiasco. I don’t think anyone seriously tries to defend it. That said, the humanitarian tragedy that is unfolding in that country is not the responsibility of the U.S. government. It is the fault of [...]

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Seagull and Moon

February 12th, 2014 · 1 Comment · General

Not much eagle-wise this afternoon, but this big ol’ waxing gibbous 92% moon was hanging up there so I played around with the seagulls, trying to get a half-way decent gull-on-the-moon image. It was tough (as usual) of getting that best combination of settings. Trying to get both images in focus when one is 250,000 [...]

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I’m A Lazy Poopie Head

February 4th, 2014 · 2 Comments · General

I’m sorry.  I have been so wrapped up in so many other things that I keep neglecting the blog.  I shall do better.  Promise

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Moon, Saturn and Mercury

December 1st, 2013 · 4 Comments · General

Had wanted to get some Moonrise reflection off the Potomac this morning but the sliver of a waning crescent moon didn’t provide enough of a reflection.  So, I ended up just trying to get some generic moonrise at dawn pics.  This one turned out nice – with the light just above the moon being Saturn [...]

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Astro Stuff

November 24th, 2013 · 1 Comment · General

Some various and sundry Astro things to wet your cosmic explorer tastebuds! Moon, jet and contrail. When you think about how much of the sky is taken up by the moon, you are probably talking about a bajillionth of an percentage or something like that. So, when you are sitting there and it looks like [...]

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