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Blowing Glass

I have had a recent post about blowing glass from the hot shop at Tacoma.  Prior to that visit, though, we made a trip to the Chihuly Museum in Seattle.  Out in the garden, they have a small hot shop … Continue reading

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Curtiss-Wright XP-55 Ascender

Do you ever see an airframe and think to yourself “That isn’t a real aircraft.  It looks like something left over from a movie shoot.”  That was exactly what was in my mind when I visited the Air Zoo museum … Continue reading

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Chihuly At Night

This previous post included many shots from a visit to the Chihuly Museum in Seattle.  In that post I mentioned how it closed around the time it was getting dark and that a return trip during the winter would be … Continue reading

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Chihuly Museum

For the longest time I wasn’t interested in visiting the Chihuly Museum in Seattle. I had seen some glass installations outdoors and the rather bright and garish look of them put me off the idea of seeing the collection. It … Continue reading

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Command Module

A day for compiling things from different locations.  The Apollo command modules in this post are a combination of shots from museums across the country.  Since the command module was the only part that made it back from the Apollo … Continue reading

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Thudfest

After posting a picture of a Thud, I decided to see how many of the ones listed on Wikipedia as preserved in the US I had photographed.  Here they all are in their Thud-loveliness.

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Take Your Pick When Refueling

The F-105 Thunderchief (or Thud) is a beast of a plane. Sadly I never got to seem them in action.  One is parked outside at Cavanaugh in Addison TX.  Its camo is a bit bleached by the Texas sun (it … Continue reading

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Pacific Bonsai Museum

Located in Federal Way, the Pacific Bonsai Museum is not the easiest place to find.  It shows up in my GPS but, when you arrive at the turning, the signage is either too small for me to spot or nonexistent.  I … Continue reading

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Lear Fans

Early efforts at composite business aircraft did not go smoothly.  The Beech Starship ended up being a burden on the company and they bought most of the planes back and destroyed them.  Prior to the Starship, there was the Lear … Continue reading

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One of the Early F-16s

The early versions of jets are often repurposed throughout their life.  They serve a role for testing but they are not configured like production jets and to make them so is too expensive to be worthwhile.  Besides, they are instrumented … Continue reading

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