Springfield Air Rendezvous 2006 Home Page
                  This page was most recently updated  Tuesday, June 26, 2007

People and aircraft photographed six times or fewer will be posted here, and a list of other aircraft photog'd and featured at pages of their own will be listed. If you have pictures from SAR 06 that you'd like to share at these AeroKnow galleries with due credit to you for taking the pictures you share) please direct them as .jpg files to writer@eosinc.com

Unless stated otherwise, all pictures at AeroKnow's SAR 2006 pages were taken by Job Conger, webmaster of this site.

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1. The Boeing (formerly McDonnell-Douglas, formerly Douglas) C-17 is a remarkable airplane, and it's always a treat to welcome one (and its intrepid crew) to Springfield Air Rendezvous.
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2. It was nice to see a McDonnell-Douglas C-17 on static display.
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3. The airplane was parked with the thrust reversers open. This is how the engines look when slowing down after landing and engine thrust is directed forward to function like a retro rocket, only these are turbofan jets.
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5. A picture-perfect June 24 Saturday morning!
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6. Learjet C-21A used to transport military officials.
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7. Bell 0H-58 Kiowa flown by the Illinois Army National Guard.
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8. Kiowa in the foreground and Blackhawk in the distant left.
9. I have a closeup of the Bell's serial number and will post it in this space when I find it.
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10. The Edge 540 flown by Jeff Mahinney was a late booking for SAR 06, and there was no mention of him in the Official Souvenir Program.
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11. The airplane is made in the USA by a firm known mostly for its unmanned aircraft.
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12. Based on my brief look at him in the air, I must say I consider Jeff Mahinney to be Jim LeRoy with one fewer wing.
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13. If you've read the review of Otto the Amazing Helicopter (on the Gallery 2 page) you will appreciate how one thing I said about helicopters is obviously not true, and here's the proof.

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14. Sikorsky UH-60 flown by the Illinois Army National Guard. This picture was not retouched; it was taken with a 28mm wide angle lens.
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15.  The ArNG always displays a fine assortment of their airborne and ground  hardware
to SAR, and they're always happy to show visitors around.
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16. The tail of the UH-60 shows the military serial.
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17. The UH-60 departed late Sunday afternoon.
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18.
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19. C-47 owned by the Ozark Airlines Museum, Inc. of St. Louis, MO was displayed at SAR for the first time.
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20. This retouched picture shows how a stretched-fuselage version might have looked.
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21. The airplane was acquired from the Israeli Air Force, and it retains the camouflage applied by the IAF. Early WWII US "star & disk" insignia have been applied since it came to the USA.
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22. Information about the airplane added to the lower left fuselage. This is an excellent way to add the info because the low contrast with surrounding color doesn't detract from the overall appearance of the IAF colors.
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23. Best guess is that Judy is the name of the current pilot's wife or girlfriend. The folks with the airplane were friendly and courteous. Visitors were invited to tour the historical machine free of charge.
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24. The organization explained they hoped to have the airplane paint stripped so the bird could be re-painted in Ozark "swallow logo" colors, but they need more than $22,000 to strip the paint.
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25. Boeing CH-47D Chinook with the Illinois Army National Guard.
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26. Note how the rotors sag when the bird is at rest.
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27. Interesting color of the inside of the jet efflux. Modelers should compare these colors with those of the F-14 closeup at the F-14 page.
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28. The military serial is two-tone, making the individual aircraft number easy to see at a distance.
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29. Backside details.
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30. Moments before lift off.
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31. Moments into liftoff.
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32. Pointed toward Peoria, Illinois and home.

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33. A United Bombardier CRJ takes off on Friday afternoon.
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34. Nanchang CJ-6A flown by Team Red's creator Terry "Pumper" Calloway.
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35. Posing for the camera.
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36. During cockpit checks before another media flight Thursday.
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37. View from the wing of Jason's CJ-6.
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38. Calloway prepares to enter the cockpit. Note the web site address of Team Red on the leading edge of the wings. Nice idea!
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39. During engine warmup.
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40. This picture shows a normal air show maneuver.
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41. This retouched version of the picture on the left shows a maneuver that never happened.
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42 The performer flight line at the end of Saturday's activities with Terry "Pumper" Calloway's CJ-6A closest to the camera. . Note all the aircraft canopies are covered. This lessens the effect of the sun which harms the Plexiglas through which pilots see the world.
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43. Raytheon T-6 Texan ii. Jim Thornton, retired US mail carrier and Cessna 182 owner and pilot watches the dew dry.
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44. This retouched picture shows what the T-6 would look like if it had been designed by the Granville Brothers.
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45. This unretouched picture shows the airplane as it appeared.
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46. The crew -- two USAF instructor pilots were on hand early Saturday morning.
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47. And they kindly posed for the camera guy.
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48. T-6's tail. Modelers note how the unpainted metal leading edge of the vertical stabilizer extends past the start of the interface with the dorsal fin.
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49. An example of Boeing's immortal KC-135E has been displayed at almost every SAR since the first in 1983.
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50. Note the Grumman F-14D Tomcat  in the background.
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51. Incredible nose art.
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52. Data plate on the 135.
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53. Had to share the incredible clouds and distant skyline as the day of June 25 began to fade.

Boeing KC-135 pictures - posted above
Jeff Mahinney and Edge 540 -- posted above
Otto, the Amazing Helicopter -- see Gallery Two page here
Team Red - posted above
Heritage Flight with F-15E Strike Eagle solo and in formation with
             the North American P-51D of Vlado Lenoch - here
Lima Lima Flight Demonstration Team  - posted here
People of SAR -- posted here
Red Stars  -- posted here
US Jet Team Fouga Magisters  - posted here
F-14 Tomcat - posted here
FA-18 Hornet - posted here

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