ANTIQUE AIRPLANES – TUSKEGEE AIRMEN

Photo: Garry Armstrong – Ready to go

Saturday. The Tuskegee Airmen 2017 Scholarship Event. A lovely day with perfect weather. We took pictures. Many pictures and I haven’t had nearly enough time to process most of them. These are my favorites. So far.

Pilot and passenger preparing for take-off

A puff of smoke says the engine is working

Propeller on!

The airplane rides were done in a pre-World War 2 bi-plane. The pilot, an original Tuskegee pilot, was flying and entirely more agile than I am. I’m not sure whether to be encouraged by seeing so many people more than twenty years older than me who are in such great shape … or discouraged at how pathetic I am.

Up and away!

Maybe both? Anyway, he went flying off. I figured (as did everyone) that he would take her up, do a few circles and come back. Then he would take the next person up. But he went up and they disappeared.

Forty minutes later, they were still flying. Every now and then, we’d see him pop up on the horizon or hear the engine, then they’d be gone into the clouds.

Photo: Garry Armstrong – Almost lost in the clouds!

Garry was tired too and we had a long ride home, so we left before they touched down. He was still flying. For all we know, he may still be flying.

Photo: Garry Armstrong – I’m taking pictures

I’ll do some more processing, so I’ll have more pictures.



Categories: Airplanes and flying, Events, Garry Armstrong, Photography

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21 replies

  1. Wonderful photos Marilyn! Thank you for capturing the spirit of the afternoon, and thanks to Garry for serving as our Emcee and sharing the stories of his family’s involvement in the military. What an inspiring afternoon!

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  2. One funny/scary thought: if one of you had gone up in that plane in place of the passenger who did…=)

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  3. What an experience that would have been!
    Leslie

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  4. Looks like you had a good time. It is always good to get new photos on the camera

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  5. Well I was going to ask if either of you had a ride in the plane, but I guess not. It looks like a great day, though!

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