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#1199702 - Tue Jun 26 2018 09:44 AM Re: June 2018 - Photo-a-day
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If you had flown into Las Vegas on Alamo Airways in the late 1950s this 1956 Thunderbird would have guided your plane to the terminal.

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#1199713 - Tue Jun 26 2018 12:29 PM Re: June 2018 - Photo-a-day
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Cool! I always thought the guide vehicles were boring tractor-like affairs.

So, as summer settles in, here's a nice cool scene to remind us of what we're (not) missing:



(Of course, those down under may be seeing way too much of this at the moment)

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#1199748 - Tue Jun 26 2018 07:52 PM Re: June 2018 - Photo-a-day
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I have had to move out of my house while it is being rebuilt, Victor seems to like it here as it's quiet and has plenty of gardens.

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#1199810 - Wed Jun 27 2018 09:27 AM Re: June 2018 - Photo-a-day
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Plants are persistent!

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#1199832 - Wed Jun 27 2018 12:06 PM Re: June 2018 - Photo-a-day
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There's quite a story behind this Cessna 172. It holds the record for the longest manned, refueled flight of 64 days, 22 hours, 19 minutes, 5 seconds. The Hacienda Hotel in Las Vegas sponsored the flight, as two men stayed aloft while they were refueled and resupplied from a truck that raced underneath them at intervals. The pilots dropped a hose to the truck which then pumped fuel to the plane (that silver thing under the cockpit is an external fuel tank); they also had a winch to lower a basket to be filled with food and supplies. The flight lasted from December 4, 1958 to February 7, 1959. On Christmas day the hotel sent over a turkey dinner to be uplifted to the men.

The Thunderbird in the picture I put up yesterday also figured into it, as a passenger in the T-Bird, which maneuvered under the plane, used a paint roller with a long handle to paint the plane's tire treads white so it could be proven that they didn't land surreptitiously during the flight. The plane now hangs from the ceiling of McCarran Airport's Terminal 1, very near the walkway where the T-Bird is parked.
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#1199914 - Thu Jun 28 2018 08:37 AM Re: June 2018 - Photo-a-day
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"Sacre bleu! Invaders!" (Lumiere, from "Beauty and the Beast")



Pretty darn brazen invaders, at that.

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#1200015 - Thu Jun 28 2018 08:42 PM Re: June 2018 - Photo-a-day
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Tower blocks in Acton

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#1200133 - Fri Jun 29 2018 11:34 AM Re: June 2018 - Photo-a-day
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In the woods near Hanging Rock, NC

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#1200178 - Fri Jun 29 2018 08:01 PM Re: June 2018 - Photo-a-day
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A footbridge over the main road in Richmond.

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