Wings of Glory Grand Tour Photographs

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A pictorial record of our intrepid crew of penguins and their epic world tour in aid of Lend-lease 2013.
  1. Columbus Ohio 
 
Monument at the Santa Maria Dock.
  2. Columbus Ohio 
 
Caproni does "Fly-by" of the Santa Maria replica
  3. Columbus Ohio 
 
Caproni does "Fly-by" of the Santa Maria replica
  4. Utah - I met the penguins on the ramp at Hill Air Force Base after their trip north from Arizona
  5. First on the agenda was a visit to the Hill Aerospace Museum. Not much WWI stuff here, but the restored JN-4 doesn't look out of place with the...
  6. After looking around the museum, we headed to one of my favorite restaurants: Rickenbacker's Bistro at Ogden Hinckley Airport. This first photo is...
  7. After looking around the museum, we headed to one of my favorite restaurants: Rickenbacker's Bistro at Ogden Hinckley Airport. This first photo is...
  8. The penguins then met Cap'n Eddie, The Red Baron, and Uncle Sam.
  9. The penguins then met Cap'n Eddie, The Red Baron, and Uncle Sam.
  10. The penguins then met Cap'n Eddie, The Red Baron, and Uncle Sam.
  11. Finally, we got to take a picture by the etched glass portrait of Francesco Barraca. We felt this was a good way to honor the country of origin of...
  12. Phoenix Field where several thousand pilots were trained by civilian flight school to enter the pilot corps.
  13. They trained in these Stearman Biplanes and then moved on to more modern trainers
  14. A little precision flying
  15. Phoenix Field - Memorial to the pilots that trained there
  16. Luke Field - a full size replica of Luke's famous Spad 
is hanging in Terminal 3 of the Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport
  17. Penguins and humans then decamped to rest of museum, where flight crew performed flypast of H-4, to indicate how bloody big it was on the *outside*:
  18. EVERGREEN AIR AND SPACE MUSEUM, Oregon  
Interior of Hughes H-4 _Hercules_, AKA "Spruce Goose".
  19. The last stop on the Astoria tour was another fort, this one Fort Clatsop where the Lewis and Clark expedition overwintered while on the coast.
  20. Astoria, Oregon 
Next stop was in Uniontown, a former working class section of Astoria lying next to the river. It is the site of the only monument...
  21. After paying their respects the penguins did a fly by of the monument and then took off for Ft. Stevens. 
 
Ft. Stevens has a long history (for us)...
  22. Ft. Stevens  
One of the batteries. They were equipped with disappearing weapons as can be seen with in this photo.
  23. Astoria, Oregon
  24. It was built in November/December 1805 and the expedition stayed here 106 days, living mostly on salmon (which they didn’t like), elk, and whale...
  25. Astoria, Oregon 
Circling next to the west and south they had a grand view of Astoria, the mouth of the Columbia and the Pacific Ocean.
  26. Astoria, Oregon 
From what I gather this is a fairly unique memorial. There are many doughboy memorial statues in the US, but I don’t think very many...
  27. Oregon 
First stop was the Astor Column. This is an exact copy of Trajan’s Column in Rome, except no Dacian bashing going on here, only the history...
  28. USMA West Point Military Academy
  29. USMA West Point Military Academy
  30. USMA West Point Military Academy
  31. USMA West Point Military Academy
  32. Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome 
SPAD VII
  33. Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome  
Sopwith Camel
  34. Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome 
Fokker Dr1
  35. Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome  
Curtiss Pusher Model D
  36. Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome 
Curtiss JN 4H
  37. Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome  
Caudron GIII
  38. Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome 
1910 Hanriot
  39. Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome 
Fokker DVII
  40. Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome 
 The Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome is a true “living” museum of antique aviation located in the historic town of Rhinebeck, New...
  41. F14 Tomcat 
 
Grumman Memorial Park 
 Grumman Memorial Park is a volunteer effort paying tribute to the incredible advances in aviation and aerospace...
  42. A6E Intruder 
 
Grumman Memorial Park 
 Grumman Memorial Park is a volunteer effort paying tribute to the incredible advances in aviation and...
  43. Grumman Memorial Park 
 Grumman Memorial Park is a volunteer effort paying tribute to the incredible advances in aviation and aerospace that took...
  44. American Airpower Museum 
 Some sixty five years ago, the current home of the American Airpower Museum at Republic Airport was a crucial part of the...
  45. American Airpower Museum 
 Some sixty five years ago, the current home of the American Airpower Museum at Republic Airport was a crucial part of the...
  46. Grumman Marker 
 This sign mark the spot where Grumman started. 
 
 During World War II, Grumman became known for its "Cats", Navy fighter aircraft,...
  47. Charles Lindbergh Monument 
 Lindbergh began his historic flight at 7:42 a.m. on May 20, 1927. The stone monument supposedly marks the second...
  48. Cradle of Aviation Museum 
 The Cradle of Aviation Museum is an aerospace museum located in East Garden City, New York on Long Island to commemorate...
  49. Cradle of Aviation Museum 
 The Cradle of Aviation Museum is an aerospace museum located in East Garden City, New York on Long Island to commemorate...
  50. Cradle of Aviation Museum 
 The Cradle of Aviation Museum is an aerospace museum located in East Garden City, New York on Long Island to commemorate...
  51. The National Vigilance Park, Ft Meade, MD 
Another view of plaque
  52. The National Vigilance Park, Ft Meade, MD 
Plaque to EA-3B crew
  53. The National Vigilance Park, Ft Meade, MD 
View of the EA-3B
  54. The National Vigilance Park, Ft Meade, MD 
 
RC-130
  55. The National Vigilance Park, Ft Meade, MD 
 
Viet Nam plaque. The 138th was the air unit assigned to the unit BobP was with.
  56. The National Vigilance Park, Ft Meade, MD 
 
RC-130 plaque.
  57. National Naval Aviation Museum, Pensacola, Fla. 
We see them try to land on CV-77, America's newest carrier, the USS George H. W. Bush. Hopefully...
  58. National Naval Aviation Museum, Pensacola, Fla. 
Our intrepid aviators are trying to land on the USS Langley, America's first carrier. Unfortunately...
  59. National Naval Aviation Museum, Pensacola, Fla. 
Cruising over the USS Pennsyvania exhibit, showing first test launch from an American warship.
  60. National Naval Aviation Museum, Pensacola, Fla. 
 The Apollo capsule under renovation for future exhibit
  61. Outside the National Naval Aviation Museum Pensacola Fla
  62. US Central Command HQ Florida
  63. US Central Command HQ Florida
  64. US Central Command HQ Florida
  65. US Central Command HQ Florida
  66. The Caproni in Cochrane, Alberta, Canada - Off to Florida
  67. The Caproni in Cochrane, Alberta, Canada
  68. The Caproni in Cochrane, Alberta, Canada
  69. The Caproni in Cochrane, Alberta, Canada
  70. The Caproni arrives in Cochrane, Alberta, Canada
  71. Then over to the VC Memorial
  72. Then over to the Victoria Cross Memorial.
  73. Cenotaph
  74. Default  
Here we have the Caproni's dawn arrival in Dunedin 
 
Penguins at attention watching the landing of the Capronni at The Penguins Nest...
  75. Here we have the Caproni's dawn arrival in Dunedin, NZ
  76. Caproni approaching Beachy Head - This should go about photo no 3, but I'm beggared if I am going to delete everything and upload them all again :-)
  77. The Caproni making its Flyover of Moruya's famous Air Raid Taven & Centre!
  78. The Caproni making its Flyover of Moruya's famous Air Raid Taven & Centre!
  79. Caproni over Mudgee 
 
It is over the well known Mudgee Clock Tower (commemorating the 50th anniversary of WW2) with the Catholic church in the...
  80. Anzac day! can you see the flypast of the Winjeel and Harvard Texan?
  81. L37crashsite 
picture of the crashsite as it was during the great war (before the crash)
  82. Entrance of the convent as it is now... 
 
It is a school now
  83. Memorial
  84. The Caproni in front of the memorial...
  85. Zeppelinwiese in Nuernberg, Germany
  86. Zeppelinwiese in Nuernberg, Germany
  87. Zeppelinwiese in Nuernberg, Germany
  88. Got my pic over Stockholm today. Not perfect, but I had all kinds of trouble with a strong wind that constantly threatened to snatch the plane and...
  89. Flying low over Sweden. Approaching Stockholm. Enjoying some snow and ice - Our kind of climate!
  90. Paul Marcel TESTE  
 Born 2 October 1892 Died 13 June 1925 
 
 First French pilot to land on an aircraft carrier. Founder and pioneer of French Naval...
  91. Decorated Chevalier de la Legion d'Honneur. and the Croix de Guerre he was later appointed head of the l’Aviation d’Escadre, with the objective of...
  92. With this success he was invited to become part of the French Cabinet in 1925 with the sole purpose of establishing a Naval Air force consisting of 5...
  93. His body was moved to Lorient some 5 days later and he was buried with full Military honours. 
 He was postumously promoted to Captain of Frigates(...
  94. Following a quick refuel (and a cup of tea at the Aviator Cafe) the Caproni made a quick flight in formation for her official photocall with the...
  95. The Caproni has just flown in to Staverton Airport, Gloucester. Despite the snow and bad weather (and snowploughs on the runway) she made a perfect...
  96. The Caproni passes Concorde at Filton in Bristol
  97. Lt Frank McNamara 
 
 
St Joseph Priory  
Chalfont St Peter 
Buckinghamshire, England
  98. The first and only VC awarded to an Australian airman in World War I, McNamara's decoration was promulgated in the London Gazette on 8 June 1917:...
  99. The Caproni passing the Albert Ball Statue in Nottingham, UK
  100. Urquhart Castle on the banks of Loch Ness in the background. 
 
Unfortunately "Historic Scotland" (who own the property) have allowed trees to grow...
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