Hmmm..do you like low flying aircraft?....then here ya go!

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19740612 SBA 74216 Conroy Super Turbo Three N156WA left front l.jpg This is a Super DC-3 with Rolls Royce Dart turbo prop engines. The super 3 has different wings, horizontal stabilizer, vertical stabilizer, along with main landing gear doors and a retractable tail wheel. Douglas built about 100 Super DC-3s designated C-117A for the Navy, and about 30 Super DC-3s for commercial airlines. The Super DC-3 was fitted with two 1,475 horsepower Wright R-1820 engines.
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View attachment 865102 This is a Super DC-3 with Rolls Royce Dart turbo prop engines. The super 3 has different wings, horizontal stabilizer, vertical stabilizer, along with main landing gear doors and a retractable tail wheel. Douglas built about 100 Super DC-3s designated C-117A for the Navy, and about 30 Super DC-3s for commercial airlines. The Super DC-3 was fitted with two 1,475 horsepower Wright R-1820 engines.
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That's a decent "looking" bird
 

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That's interesting Tracer... The DC-8 has a pretty good crab angle coming over the threshold. I noticed in the following image the trees aren't leaning, so maybe the air is different a little lower. :)

Had to snag a few screen scrapes...

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Stavenger is over in Norway and a quick look shows water on three sides - so wind could definitely be a factor!
 

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Great aircraft
View attachment 865102 This is a Super DC-3 with Rolls Royce Dart turbo prop engines. The super 3 has different wings, horizontal stabilizer, vertical stabilizer, along with main landing gear doors and a retractable tail wheel. Douglas built about 100 Super DC-3s designated C-117A for the Navy, and about 30 Super DC-3s for commercial airlines. The Super DC-3 was fitted with two 1,475 horsepower Wright R-1820 engines.
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Great aircraft and reliable as hell. The best looking jet airliner IMHO was the old DC9. She had such great lines. You guys should read up on the old
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de Havilland Comet. Fantastic aircraft unfortunately had a major design flaw in those square windows.

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Whoa, nice post Tracer!!

That forest of wind turbines is as interesting as the airframe:

- What is the Stratolaunch designed to do (other than fly)?!
Ahab' Stratolaunch is designed to carry a rocket to high altitudes and then launch the rocket. The smaller rocket can then reach the same orbit as a larger more expensive rocket when launched from a higher altitude, making the cost to launch a satellite cheaper. Stratolaunch was the idea of the late Paul Allen, and it just made its 7th test flight recently from the Mojave Space Port.

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I saw Comets, both long-nosed and short-nosed flying over every day back in the early 1970s in Ireland. Our house was under the approach path, and about seven miles from, Dublin airport. I always thought they were a graceful looking aircraft. The French Caravelle was another attractive plane of that era.
From home, I got to see all the airliners of the day, and a lot of military aircraft too, since Baldonnel air base was just a few miles away.

The Comet lived on in the anti-submarine and ELINT Nimrod until around 2011. Looking at a Nimrod, you can see the Comet clearly, as it is essentially a Comet with another tube stuck to the bottom to hold the search radar and weapons bay. Some call the Nimrod ugly, but I rather like it (but then, I think F-4 Phantoms are beautiful too!).

Cheers

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