Vintage Aircraft

Uploaded: June 29, 2012 21:31:01


I shot this image of the Mustang IV (P-51) through a chain link fence while it taxied on the tarmac.
I was invited onto the tarmac to get a close up view of this vintage aircraft.
The first prototype pf the P-51 was originally designed for an RAF requirement.
The mustang was capable of escorting daylight bomber formations all the way to Berlin and back providing much needed protection from German interceptors.
Technology changes rapidly but this old plane still flies the open skies.


Mary K. Robison June 29, 2012

Heather, whoever designed this airplane was as much an artist as a mechanical engineer. Its colors and lines are beautiful!
Wonderful capture on your part, particularly since you got it through a chain link fence. #1472081

Tammy M. Anderson level-deluxe June 30, 2012

Fantastic clarity and MT capture, Heather. #10207237

Robert R. Goodman June 30, 2012

Hi Heather,They are beautiful planes my friend.Wonderful capture,You should come down to one of our airshows in the winter!!! #10207362

Tiia Vissak June 30, 2012

a cool image! #10207619

John Connolly June 30, 2012

The mustang has always been a remarkable machine, Heather! This is a wonderful capture if this old thoroughbred aircraft! #10207817

Carol L. Fowler June 30, 2012

Wonderful detail and color- and thanks for the interesting history #10208166

Ellen Hodges June 30, 2012

Beautiful details, Heather!!! Fantastic shot, and through the fence no less!!! WOW!! #10208287

David M. Montero June 30, 2012

The P51 did not have a significnt impact on the war until late 1944 when it's engine was replaced with a more powerful British Rolls Royce. With drop fuel tanks it was capable of excorting bombers to Germany and back. It was, and still remains, one of the most popular aircraft every built. BTW, great POV and capture Heather. #10208403

Emile Abbott level-classic July 01, 2012

Great capture Heather. Will be traveling through Saskatchewan on "The Canadian" on July 28 but no stops. We will pass through Melville and Saskatoon en-route to Jasper and the Rockies. Hope to snap some shots of the Plains as we go through. #10209313

Anthony G. Comella July 01, 2012

Wonderful viewing and history!! #10209351

Lindley Johnson level-classic July 02, 2012

A cool image and interesting information. Well done, Heather. #10211548

Jeffrey R. Bange July 02, 2012

Nicely captured Heather, my father has many pictures of himself flying the P-51 when he was in the Air Force. #10211572

David Phalen July 03, 2012

Spectacular colors and clarity!! Love It!! #10213099

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