Out for a ride

North American LT-6 “Mosquito” out for a ride around PDK airport

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Part of the Warbird Weekend which I unfortunately did not get to participate in, was rides in some of the vintage aircraft.  I watched jealously as the vintage planes taxied for takeoff, circled around the field and then touched back down during the day.

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Checking out all the insturments before lift off to another ride

North American LT-6 “Mosquito” (T-6 Texan, SNJ, Harvard) – Originally configured as an SNJ-4 (Navy version), this plane was restored to honor our Korean War Veterans as a LT-6 “Mosquito”, used for forward air control and close air support. Of course, this was the plane that every pilot – bomber or fighter – had to master before they were assigned to front line aircraft like the B-17, B-24, P-51 or Corsair to name a few.

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North American LT-6 “Mosquito” ready to go

DeKalb–Peachtree Airport (PDK)
2000 Airport Road
Atlanta, Georgia, USA

Featured image:
Nikon D7100
Tamron 16-300 Di II VC PZD Macro
300mm @ f/10 – 1/320 sec – ISO 100

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Author: stgrundy

Photography is my way to capture and share the amazing beauty of God’s handiwork in the people and places that I experience every day. I focus mainly on nature and travel subjects but also do alot of event work for my church and the occasional wedding or portrait session. My residence is Roswell, Georgia – a northern suburb of Atlanta. I try to get around the Southeast as often as possible and would love to explore other parts of the USA and the rest of the world. Member of: Roswell Photographic Society Contributing artist: Getty Images

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