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Fly By1766 viewsTaken 1/1/05
To start off the 2005 Rose Parade, there was a beautiful flyby of the B-2A Bomber, accompanied by an F-15E Strike Eagle and an F-16C Fighting Falcon. In this view, as they depart into the sun, the F-15E is on the left and the F-16C is on the right. They flew along the parade route from West to East.
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Plenty Of Air1763 viewsAndy has been riding ATV's since before he could walk. When he was little, I would putt around on my 3-Wheeler with Andy on my shoulder to get him to go to sleep.
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Griffith Park 31763 viewsIt's hard to imagine the skill and bravery of these pilots.
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Air Show1759 viewsTaken 9/30/05
"Air Show" is how the Firemen refer to the Air Tankers. This retardant drop is on the Burbank Fire which started yesterday, 9/29/05.
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Survivor1758 viewsTaken 4/7/06
I believe this is a Yellow Canary. No fancy names. At any rate, he has survived the wrath of the Mongoose on Hawai'i. I really enjoyed all the different animals and birds that I saw on this trip. The warm weather wasn’t bad either.
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1756 viewsThe radio looked so simple. No "bells and whistles". It must have been tough sending CW (morse code) while they were in flight. It was pretty bumpy.
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Geminid Meteor 12/14/071756 views
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Minotaur 41755 viewsSeptember 22, 2005 marked the first Vandenberg AFB dusk launch in nearly three years. The Minotaur booster Lifted off from south Vandenberg just after 19:24 PDT, the start of a 16-minute launch window.
This fourth photo gives you some perspective and an idea of how much this filled the sky. It was awesome. The Pasadena Courthouse and a large tree are visible in the foreground. Venus can still be seen about 10-15 degrees above the horizon.
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Lowe Fire 31754 viewsThe "Lowe" Fire (named for nearby Mt. Lowe) was in steep terrain near power lines. In this photo, a Sky Crane Helicopter makes a water drop dangerously close to power lines.
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Sago Palm1752 viewsCycas revoluta. Members of the Cycad Family, Sago Palms are known to be among the oldest plants on earth. This photo is looking straight down into the cone on one of our plants.
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