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Tuesday March 26, 2013

Bourne, MA (Current Weather Conditions)

Caption: USAF ANG oldtimer - 6-bladed propellers - great big radar pod slung underneath. These were our early warning system in the 50's. Every few months they take it up for a few lazy laps around the base, probably just to keep it running.

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10. katy99780
5:31 PM GMT on March 29, 2013
Quoting papajuan:
Katy, NO!
its a Lockheed P-3 Orion-----
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lockheed_P-3_Orion
Thanks John! I knew I could count on you!
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9. papajuan
10:40 PM GMT on March 27, 2013
Katy, NO!
its a Lockheed P-3 Orion-----
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lockheed_P-3_Orion
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8. katy99780
9:26 PM GMT on March 27, 2013
Alan thanks for the update, and thanks to PapaJuan for the info!

Now I feel I know this plane even better. Such a familiar sound and sight in interior Alaska's summer skies, during our fire season. A real workhorse in wildlands firefighting.

For me, the sound of this plane will forever mean... long, lazy summer days. It's a beautiful thing.

Am I correct in identifying this as a Hercules C-130? (Canadian, used for dropping retardant on wildfire here in Tok)

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7. isight
8:52 PM GMT on March 27, 2013
Correction: papajuan (who earned his knowledge) was kind enough to let me know I was confused on all counts.

I was remembering the C-121 "Super Constellation" early warning aircraft (EC-121C Warning Star) with a large radome on top and a large disc radome under the belly which flew out of OTIS AFB (551st AEW&C Wing) from 1951-78. The Super Constellation had a distinctive triple tail, which allowed it to fit into existing hangars.

This is a C-130, introduced in the late '50s and still in production. Specifically, it is the current model, a C-130J-30 Hercules, one of eight acquired by the Rhode Island Air National Guard between 2001 and 2007. The 143d Airlift Wing is based at Quonset Point, R.I., and these planes are frequently deployed all over the globe.

This is by no means an old-timer - it just has a long and distinguished ancestry. The C-130, originally used mainly for transport and refueling, has been upgraded and adapted for an extensive variety of purposes, and many 'plug-ins' have been developed to fit in the cargo bay, such as one that allows the Texas ANG to help fight forest fires. The -30 is 30ft longer than the original. The six-bladed propeller was introduced in 1999. Although it looks shiny in this shot, it is a very flat dull gray.

My apologies!
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6. Clabo
7:08 AM GMT on March 27, 2013
Hmf. So much for unwrapping the 5th 10...

Seriously?!?
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5. Clabo
7:06 AM GMT on March 27, 2013
Ha! Just sew these now, was kinda "out of commission" the past day or so.
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4. mls53051
2:23 AM GMT on March 27, 2013
nice shots of a great aircraft! these birds are still unequalled in many ways and still serving as essential parts of our air power.
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3. RNJoel
1:33 AM GMT on March 27, 2013
Pilot training. Still lots of fun to watch. Nice photo.
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2. Kennebunker
1:27 AM GMT on March 27, 2013
See! There is a side benefit to having old Otis in the neighborhood. Cool shot, Alan.
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1. katy99780
1:01 AM GMT on March 27, 2013
Oh WOW that's beautiful! Bet it was wonderful to hear the drone of the old bird's engines!
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isight

Living on Cape Cod in this beautiful spot, trying to notice what the days have to offer, playing along with life as it unfolds, celebrating the wonder of it all. I explore and experiment with the camera, trying to see more than the obvious, looking for fascinating details, unusual subjects, novel views, the overlooked, and the borderline abstract. I love the process - shooting gets me to look, and looking gets me to shoot. Really, looking gets me to see - to observe, notice, pay attention, grow curious, and learn the ways and patterns and rhythms of my surroundings. Beyond light - the given - within and without - I'm fascinated by water - drops, ripples, waves, reflections, distortions, ice - and the life around me, and fascinated by how we make sense of what we see, or not. Through the camera it's about how it looks more than what it is. Play with it! This is a great site - enthusiastic, appreciative, and inspiring - a place to enjoy beautiful photos, learn about people, places, and things, make friends, and learn about photography at one's own pace (while motivated by the one week time constraint). Without this site and the encouragement of many members, I wouldn't have kept at it, and I'm forever grateful. Most of all, I learned here that photos are a way to communicate not just what I see, but perhaps how I see. I've gotten comments from people worldwide saying an image somehow touched their lives - a moment of beauty, a chuckle, a new idea - and I still find that awesome, and humbling. "From wonder into wonder, existence opens." Lao Tsu

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