Our Mission : Aviation pictures the world needs to see. And some other stuff too.

Friday, May 31, 2013

Packard Bentley - "Mavis" Special 138

Turn up the volume, it's a little hard to hear.

This is a dual port V-12 with 2,563 cubic inches. It has 1,500 HP.

Monday, May 27, 2013

Happy Memorial Day 2013

Let every nation know, whether it wishes us well or ill, that we shall pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend, oppose any foe to assure the survival and the success of liberty.

- John F. Kennedy
  Inaugural address, January 20, 1961

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Dream Girl A-26C Douglas Invader Bomber Nose Art

National Museum of the United States Air Force, Wright-Patterson AFB, Dayton Ohio. Serial # 44-35733 Construction # 29012.

Monday, May 20, 2013

Saturday, May 18, 2013

Come Fly With Me - American Airlines

Classic video. Enjoy and share!

Friday, May 17, 2013

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Cartier 9436 MC Mechanism Exploded

This watch uses a tourbillon to counteract the effect of gravity on the mechanism.

Best viewed full screen. The video has no sound.

Sunday, May 12, 2013

727 Hotel Room - Hotel Costa Verde

Here's just where you want to go.

The room rents for between $250 and $750/night.

Plus you have to get to Costa Rica first, wherever that is. It might be in California.

Thank you to Hotel Costa Verde for allowing use of their pictures.

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Name That Aircraft - Quiz #634

Everyone knows what you think it is, but our audience expects detailed information. Good Luck!

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Curtiss P-40C Tomahawk N80FR Chino

A Very Rare airplane at the Chino Airshow. s/n 41-13357.

If you look carefully, you can see the reflection of the runway and flightline.

Photo by LBBC.

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Royal Enfield For Sale - Chino Airshow

Sales force was in full military regalia ...

Royal Enfield's psychographic market research has identified their target market as 48-56 year old males who like busty women with tattoos and high heels.

Single-cylinder 499cc thumper. 

Photos by LBBC. 

Monday, May 6, 2013

"Thoughts of Midnite" Lockheed P-38L Lightning NL38TF Bomber Nose Art

Powered by two Allison V-1710 V-12's.

Chino Airshow 2013 by our Long Beach Bureau Chief.

Green Monster #5 Dragster

Powered by an Allison V-1710 V-12.

Chino Airshow 2013 by our Long Beach Bureau Chief.

Saturday, May 4, 2013

VC-9C 73-1682 Air Force Two at KLUF

Rotten luck to have Tri-X in the Minolta when Vice President Quayle flew into Luke.

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Consolidated B-24D Liberator "Strawberry Bitch" Bomber Nose Art

They say that this aircraft is "haunted." Someone walks around inside. Eerie voices and sounds. Machine guns shake. And it once attacked a janitor.

National Museum of the United States Air Force at Wright-Patterson AFB.