Monday, June 14, 2010

Air show photos!

Bobbi managed to grab some spectacular photos at yesterday's air show with her little point'n'shoot!

Oooh! Ooh! Go see! Go see!

12 comments:

Matt G said...

Some day I'll figure out why we who love guns and liberty love the P-51 so much. But it's almost across-the-board. I'm a sucker for this stuff.

(But my childhood airplane crush is for the P38.)

Desertrat said...

As a WW II-era brat, "I like all of 'em!"

But if you like airshows, take your camping gear and go to the EAA gathering in Oshkosh. That's not an airshow; it's an orgasmic experience.

Art

Matt said...

Amen to the P-38 love. I mean who wouldn't love a plane designed by Kelly Johnson, the man that gave us the SR-71. But still, as far as just pure drop dead sexy, nothing compares to the P-51.

As far as the correlation between gun and P-51 enthusiasm? I'm convinced its because all the best guns, planes or what have you, LOOK like what they're supposed to do. Look at the lines of a P-51, no is ever gonna mistake it for a cropduster. It looks like what it was meant to do. And the same can be said for any well designed firearm.

Anonymous said...

Because of the P-51 (and the M-1), our troops don't march in goose step and we don't speak German. That's why I like it.

Tam said...

Anon,

More likely because of the Liberty Ship and the C-47 and the Deuce-and-a-half and the LST, but the Mustang and Garand are prettier. ;)

Anonymous said...

Matt and Matt:

No, no...nothing "special" about gunnies and their appreciation for mechanical beauty, history, self-reliance, and freedom.

"Shooters aren't special people, (they're) just people. Who happen to shoot."

AT

Anonymous said...

"More likely because of the Liberty Ship and the C-47 and the Deuce-and-a-half and the LST, but the Mustang and Garand are prettier. ;)"

Like you, Tam, like you.
You're especially prettier than a Deuce-and-a half.

Tam said...

AT,

Cute, but still wrong.

You should read this. Don says it a lot better than I could.

Everybody's in their own special 1337 club.

Anonymous said...

"Wrong" being such a subjective thing -"cute" and "special" too for that matter- I guess this is another of those "agree to disagree" things. ;O)

AT

Tam said...

""Wrong" being such a subjective thing..."

Not really, no.

Anonymous said...

Wrong.

AT

Dixie said...

More likely because of the Liberty Ship and the C-47 and the Deuce-and-a-half and the LST, but the Mustang and Garand are prettier. ;)

Depends on your take on "pretty." I love the likes of the old Deuce-and-a-half, and a C-47 always looked... "right" to me.

I think it's because they all have an underlying efficiency. But that's just me and my engineering side talking.