Aircraft and aircraft art


I took my first flight when I was eleven years old, on a Super Constellation - four engines and three tails.  Since that time I have flown to many places, sometimes for pleasure, sometimes for work, sometimes for grief.  The cattle cars which pass for commercial airliners these days are a far cry from the early days when there was room to move, real food, and great service - I guess that is what deregulation gets you.  In any case, I never pass up a chance to visit an aircraft museum and the art which is sometimes painted on the sides of aircraft has a real fascination for me.  The following photo galleries capture some of the mystic that I feel around these conveyances of the air.

Aircraft Gallery 1:  Warhawk Air Museum, Nampa, Idaho, USA; Olympia, Washington (USA) Airshow; Pearson Air Museum, Vancouver, Washington, USA; and Planes of Fame, Valle, Arizona, USA.

Aircraft Gallery 2:  The Museum of Flight, Boeing Field, Seattle, Washington, USA; at the Columbia Gorge Interpretive Center, Stevenson, Washington, USA; at the National Air and Space Museum in Washington D. C., USA; and at the White Sands Missile Range Museum, White Sands, New Mexico, USA.

Aircraft Gallery 3:  The Museum of Flight, Boeing Field, Seattle, Washington, USA;  at the Comox Air Force Museum, Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada; and at Pancho Villa State Park, New Mexico, USA.

Aircraft Gallery 4:  The Tillamook Air Museum, Tillamook, Oregon, USA; and at the National Museum of Nuclear Science & History, Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA.

Aircraft Gallery 5:  The Pima Air and Space Museum, Tucson, Arizona, USA.

Aircraft Gallery 6:  The United States Army Aviation Museum at Ft. Rucker, Alabama.

Aircraft - Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum:  McMinnville, Oregon, USA

Aircraft Art:  A gallery dedicated to the drawings on planes and helicopters.

A Fascination with flight...