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1909 Bleriot XI Editor's Pick   "1909 Bleriot XI"
"1909 Bleriot XI"
Picture was taken at the Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome in Rhinebeck, New York.

This airplane was built in France in 1909. The plane weighs 661 lbs. and the engine produces 35 HP with a top speed of 47mph.

This is the oldest flying aircraft in the United States, and is the second oldest flying aircraft in the world.

Shutter Speed: 1/640
Aperture: f/8
Focal Length: 400mm
ISO Speed: 500
Lens: EF 70-200mm F2.8L ISII +2X Extender

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Canon EOS 5D Mark ...

Jack Gaskin
BetterPhoto Member Since: 11/2/2007
    I see what you were talking about this is a GREAT CATCH. The entire experience must be awesome I'd like going up in an oldie.
My first plane ride ever was in an old rickety Piper Cub w/o parental approval. As if that would have made a difference ;o)
Had a Good Weekend !!!


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8/20/2012 1:31:35 PM

Kathy Salerni
BetterPhoto Member Since: 8/4/2008
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What a great Catch, Jeff! Nice clarity on this moving plane! No way would you Catch me going up in that though!

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8/21/2012 11:04:36 AM

Jeffrey R. Bange
BetterPhoto Member Since: 4/24/2002

Thank you Jack and Kathy for your comments, as always I appreciate each one of them.

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8/21/2012 7:38:50 PM

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