"Aviation Photo Thread" (Planes, Helos, Balloons, etc)...

Had a small warbird fly-in today at the Smyrna (Tennessee) Airport, just outside Nashville, with a few planes from the Commemorative Air Force (formerly the Confederate Air Force in less politically-correct days), including the rare B-29 'FiFi'. Solid rain for the last few days and the next few days, and I was running to nab these ahead of a squll line that was inbound: They pulled both Stearmans into a hangar while I was shooting. I know color can work well on cloudy days, but not my favorite lighting; but who knows when I might see these ever again, so there I went. All X10, fill-flash to try and even the shadows, and these are mostly crops to desktop framing (16:9, I don't know why I just don't go ahead and shoot that aspect ratio all the time as I edit so many of them to that result. . . . )

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Penfan2010

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EBC - great photos, especially the detailed ones. Fifi, she gets around (and she is one majestic lady)! I also like the closeup of what looks like Gunfighter's cockpit, with the flight helmet.
 

Mike G

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Mike Gorman
I have worked on that Swordfish when training as an aircraft maintainer in the Royal Navy circa 1965!
Assuming it is the original aircraft!

The torpedo was a wooden dummy! And the aircraft were nicknamed "Stringbag"
 
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