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Re: Flying Leatherneck Aviation Museum
« Reply #15 on: April 28, 2009, 01:51:58 AM »
Great Pics, Alfonse!! <thumbup> <thumbup>
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Re: Flying Leatherneck Aviation Museum
« Reply #16 on: April 28, 2009, 09:00:24 AM »
Great Pics, Alfonse!! <thumbup> <thumbup>
Ditto.

Rander, what happen to the CH-53?  It looked like a car ran into it last time I went about 3-6 months ago.
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Re: Flying Leatherneck Aviation Museum
« Reply #17 on: April 28, 2009, 06:23:22 PM »
Ditto.

Rander, what happen to the CH-53?  It looked like a car ran into it last time I went about 3-6 months ago.

Is that the damage that was on the left side near the Left Main Landing Gear. If there is damage on the right side also? I don't know about that. The left side dmage has been there a while, I don,t believe they have any plans to fix it. The MC has promised the museum a CH-53E aircraft, They don't have a delivery date yet.

For Alfonse: the Flying Leatherneck hanger storage yard currently has a F-4S, An A-4 not sure what model, and another F-8 Crusader and the AV-8C Harrier is there still in the blue and white NASA paint. The F-4, A-4 and the F-8 have been canablized for parts for the aircraft on display.
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Re: Flying Leatherneck Aviation Museum
« Reply #18 on: April 28, 2009, 08:21:02 PM »
Some pics i took last friday!

all pics are copy right alfonse vu 2009!

ok now im lazy..ill upload more later

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Re: Flying Leatherneck Aviation Museum
« Reply #19 on: April 28, 2009, 10:42:54 PM »
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Re: Flying Leatherneck Aviation Museum
« Reply #20 on: April 29, 2009, 04:37:31 AM »
See damage bu red stands.  Looks like they might be working in it or ripped off that dented part.
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Re: Flying Leatherneck Aviation Museum
« Reply #21 on: April 30, 2009, 05:32:02 PM »
See damage bu red stands.  Looks like they might be working in it or ripped off that dented part.

Yes thats where the damage was. Looks like they're getting around to fixing it.
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Re: Flying Leatherneck Aviation Museum
« Reply #22 on: July 28, 2009, 07:26:15 AM »
I hate to see them repaint that AV-8C from the NASA test colors.

Oh well.
I'm kinda agreed with Kevin on that. It's a rare beast as is in the NASA colors. But I suppose the Leatherneck museum was given that plane for their own purposes, so I can't blame them for wanting to use it the way they wanted it.

But still... how many friggin Harriers were painted in USMC colors??? Do they need a C model that badly?
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Re: Flying Leatherneck Aviation Museum
« Reply #23 on: December 22, 2009, 06:24:10 PM »
A neglected airplane (C-47, I think) sitting with two other vintage aircraft in a park at Miramar Naval Air Station. My goal with this photo was to give this old jewel some life by creating an illusion of flight. I didnít want to render any ground reference so that nothing gets in the way of envisioning this old beauty in the air. The sky had remnants of storm clouds after passage of a cold front and the sun helped as it shone through the clouds. The title fits, Iím sure this aircraft has memories of the past to give upÖbut for now, sheís flying in all her glory just one more time.

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Re: Flying Leatherneck Aviation Museum
« Reply #24 on: December 22, 2009, 06:27:40 PM »
Thats a pretty cool shot there, Bill, the colors are great.    ;)
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Re: Flying Leatherneck Aviation Museum
« Reply #25 on: December 22, 2009, 06:37:27 PM »
A neglected airplane (C-47, I think) sitting with two other vintage aircraft in a park at Miramar Naval Air Station. My goal with this photo was to give this old jewel some life by creating an illusion of flight. I didnít want to render any ground reference so that nothing gets in the way of envisioning this old beauty in the air. The sky had remnants of storm clouds after passage of a cold front and the sun helped as it shone through the clouds. The title fits, Iím sure this aircraft has memories of the past to give upÖbut for now, sheís flying in all her glory just one more time.

Great shot. On friday last year they parked me over there. They have some cool stuff :D
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Re: Flying Leatherneck Aviation Museum
« Reply #26 on: December 22, 2009, 07:09:00 PM »
Thanks for the comments.  I've wanted to photograph those airplanes for a while now but they're not in great shape so never made it a priority.  But today I was at the base exchange for Christmas shopping and wandered over to the park with my camera not really expecting to get anything special.  But the sun was lined up nicely for this shot and I thought I could shoot it with no ground perspective to give the feeling of flight.  I'm glad it came out so nicely.

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Re: Flying Leatherneck Aviation Museum
« Reply #27 on: December 23, 2009, 12:51:20 AM »
I quired at the Flying Leatherneck Aviation Museum several months ago and it seems that the museum IS NOT in any hurry to do any restoratiton work on the C-117 (because of the taller tail) ( The Iwakuni bird) the C-54 (R-4D)or the C-119 Flying Boxcar. So (Sadly) just lettting them sit and rust is the option they took. 
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Re: Flying Leatherneck Aviation Museum
« Reply #28 on: January 10, 2010, 12:57:08 PM »
Finally made it out to the FLM, and it was a great little museum.  The group has plans to build a bigger museum in the future, and if they do and are able to refurbish some of the planes this could be one of the best museums on the west coast.  Here are a couple i got
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Re: Flying Leatherneck Aviation Museum
« Reply #29 on: January 10, 2010, 03:25:57 PM »
I see according to Chris's photos that the damage to the left side of the CH-53 has been fixed and the AV-8C has been painted.

Cool Pics, Chris!!!!
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