Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Run man, run!

He's barefoot and the cheetah has a collar.  I wonder what the story is here.  Zoo or circus mishap?

Air + Sea Power

An MH-60S Knight Hawk helicopter attached to the Chargers of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 14 performs plane guard operations near the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74).

About the best seat in the house.

A pair of de Havilland Mosquitoes in flight, c.1942.

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Bust of Caligula - Bronze - Ca. 37-41 CE

Abrams P-1 Explorer, what a quirky machine!

Only one was ever built.

The Abrams P-1 Explorer was a United States purpose-designed aerial photography and survey aircraft that first flew in November 1937. It was designed by aerial survey pioneer Talbert Abrams to best suit his needs for a stable aircraft with excellent visibility for this kind of work. Abrams was an early aerial photographer, in World War I. He used a Curtiss Jenny post-war, forming ABC airlines. In 1923 Abrams founded Abrams Aerial Survey Company, and in 1937 Abrams Aircraft Corporation to build the specialized P-1 aircraft.