OlegShv
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Which C-141 To Submit?

Sun May 07, 2006 6:42 am

Today I drove almost 80 miles to the Air Force museum to catch the last flight of the last C-141 Starlifter ("Hanoi Taxi") to be retired by the US Air Force. I have questions about what to do now.

Fisrt of all, please help me pick which one to submit:

1. Just landed on a closed runway behind the museum.

http://www.wright.edu/~shiryayev.2/C141-3-OlegShv.jpg

2. Retiring the last C-141 from US Air Force. Official ceremony is behind the plane.

http://www.wright.edu/~shiryayev.2/C141-4-OlegShv.jpg

Since it's the last flight and the official retirement of the type from US Air Force, does this qualify to priority screening?

Thanks for your input!

Regards,

Oleg.
 
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RE: Which C-141 To Submit?

Sun May 07, 2006 7:10 am

Hi Oleg,

The second one tells the story of the event better I'd say.

Quoting OlegShv (Thread starter):
Since it's the last flight and the official retirement of the type from US Air Force, does this qualify to priority screening?

Yes I think so. This is specifically mentioned in the help text.

And if this is indeed a recognized 'event', maybe the site likes to have both pics?
It's doubtful if they are baddoubles, anyway.

Peter
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RE: Which C-141 To Submit?

Sun May 07, 2006 12:55 pm

Upload both. Glad to see your photos. I was hoping to be there but couldn't make the trip. The weather looks wonderful.
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RE: Which C-141 To Submit?

Sun May 07, 2006 1:09 pm

I agree with Gary, upload both, because to me both shots tell a story. Excellent images.

Ivan
 
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RE: Which C-141 To Submit?

Sun May 07, 2006 1:43 pm

Damn noisy, cold, uncomfortable planes to ride in....good riddance!

That said I like #1 better then #2. #2 looks like it could use some more space in front of the nose. And to me it's not level.
 
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RE: Which C-141 To Submit?

Mon May 08, 2006 12:06 am

Good to see it in the db.
Ivan


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OlegShv
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RE: Which C-141 To Submit?

Mon May 08, 2006 12:46 am

It's nice that they accepted the first one.

Quoting JeffM (Reply 4):
That said I like #1 better then #2. #2 looks like it could use some more space in front of the nose. And to me it's not level.

The problem with #2 is that its horizontal stabilizer goes far back, thus it seems like the plane is not centered. I just tried to include the entire aircraft in the shot. Also the levelling issue: the terrain in this place is really whacky. The hangars in the background are not of uniform height and are also located at an angle to the vewing point. I tried to make the plane look level, but now the hangars are out whack. Check this out.

http://www.airliners.net/addphotos/big/ready/c141-5-olegshv.jpg

We'll see if that will be accepted or not. (~crossing fingers~)
 
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RE: Which C-141 To Submit?

Mon May 08, 2006 12:47 am

My preference is the first image, a fine shot.

cheers

Kevin
 
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RE: Which C-141 To Submit?

Mon May 08, 2006 1:02 am

Quoting OlegShv (Reply 6):
Check this out.

http://www.airliners.net/addphotos/b...v.jpg

The link doesn't work anymore, it's either waiting to be added or got rejected.

Ivan
 
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RE: Which C-141 To Submit?

Mon May 08, 2006 1:17 am

Quoting Fly747 (Reply 8):
The link doesn't work anymore, it's either waiting to be added or got rejected.

Ivan

Yep. It's rejected.
 
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RE: Which C-141 To Submit?

Tue May 09, 2006 12:03 am

Quoting OlegShv (Reply 6):
And to me it's not level.

Ohio is a hard state to get level images. It is round on the ends and hi in the middle  Smile

Gary
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