Museum of Flight and flight on "Aluminum Overcast"

Apologia

I do a crummy job of getting any pics up in any timely fashion, so I figure a page of thumbnails with very little order, style, or commentary is better than nothing, eh? And not sure that waving around a brand-new camera helped get a lot of cool pictures (I should have put on the wide-angle lense for some interior shots), but I really didn't care that much. I was way too excited.

Our trip lasted all of about 30 minutes, but has really stuck with me. When I looked forward I from our seats in the radio/nav station and saw the pilot push all four throttles forward and things started to roar and shake, it was like fairy dust mixed with dynamite. We climbed out to the north past downtown, past Will's house in Magnolia, out to Poulsbo, and then a loop over the Hood Canal and around the lethally mysterious Bangor Trident sub base. The Garmin GPS in my pants pocket captured it all. Our track is at the bottom of the page. Looking at the GPS log I see that we made it to 1250 feet. I am a lousy judge of heights!

My thanks to a little perl script called pix2tn for the painless thumbnails.

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GPS track for May 24, 2009:

Flight Path
Index created on Thu Jun 4 18:54:08 2009 with pix2tn written by Michael Hahsler