D.C. TRIP PT.1: Air and space

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  1. B-17engineer

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    Thanks for posting Harrison, these are great. I'll be at the NASM in about two weeks and can't wait to view these great planes. I did also want to see the Enola Gay at the Udvar-Hazy Centre - did you get there also?

    Cheers

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    No Peter did not, that's in a separate hanger at the airport which I did not have time for :(

    Your Welcome :D
     
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    I was a bit pressed for time so I had to....but believe me, security would have to throw me out to get me to leave...
     
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    Great stuff Harrison. I see some of the things that I saw there back when I was in the 8th grade.
     
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    #9 RabidAlien, Jun 3, 2010
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    Went there once with the Boy Scouts, back in '88 I think it was...was mostly interested in patch-trading at the time, so didn't spend much time actually looking at the exhibits. I kick myself now...although I do that a lot, thinking back to all the time I've wasted as a kid. Heh. One of these days, I'm gonna get myself back to Washington DC!

    One thing you might consider, Harrison, is taking a tripod or monopod along with you. You don't have to open the tripod legs out all the way, so you can have the small footprint that a monopod offers, but with three points of contact for the better stability that the tripod offers. This way you can leave the shutter open for longer periods of time, giving yourself more light and sharper images. Trying to hand-hold a zoom lens indoors is difficult, at best. Great pics overall, though!
     
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    Thanks......we had dinner reservations so I was, like I said, in a rush....I'm tired..
     
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    Thanks for posting H. Hope to make it there some day.
     
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    Great shots Harrison! That's is a great museum! I've been there 3 times now and see something new each time. Too bad you didn't have time to go to the one at Dulles, Its even better. Less of the cabinet displays and more airplanes. I was at both museums a year ago and took something like 500 photos. I'll have to post some of them sometime if I get the time to go through them and resize them.
     
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    Very nice Harrison!

    About 20 years ago I spent a whole day there - security kicked me out!
     
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    excellent Harrison can't wait to see the other pictures. :)
     
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    Nice photos buddy! I'm going there on the 1st of July, and we'll be hitting both ASMs. I didn't realize they had a 262 at the one.
     
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    great pics Harrison
     
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    I have been there several times over the years, never get tired of going... SO much history right at ur fingertips...

    Great pics H, thanks for posting, shame u were in a hurry...
     
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    Thanks Guys.....this weekend at the airshow I won't be in a hurry! :lol:
     
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    Great pics. I see that taking pics in there is still the same - I have some from 1994 that you could place next to H's and not tell the difference. :)

    Just noticed that the JG 7 badge on that 262 is wrong. The leaping hound should be on a black stripe across the field of blue. hhmmmmmmm
     
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