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Old May 31, 2010, 7:12 PM   #1
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Caught this Cessna Citation 560 this past weekend. Full flaps and reverse thrusters deployed. Looks like the captain is trying to overcome the force of the deceleration by holding on to the top of the instrument panel.

I was trying out my newly acquired Nikon 1.7 TC on my 70-200 f/2.8. Am generally pleased with the clarity of the image. I think I'll keep the TC


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Old Jun 2, 2010, 8:38 PM   #2
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Very Sharp, You can get a good view on what the pilot is doing. I like the thrust reverse going off.
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Nice, not often we get a chance to see the thrust reversers deployed.

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That's a real nice shot. Did you know that the Original Citation had a list price of $500,000.00? For a long time, every Citation came with ground school and simulator training at the American Airlines Flight Acadamy. We converted a no longer needed BAC-111 simulator into a Citation. That was in 1970. That was the easiest airplane to fly that I've ever flown and probably the safest as well. John Trevolta was one of our better known students. He also made use of our 707-300 simulator in gaining his type rating on that aircraft.
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Old Jun 6, 2010, 8:03 PM   #5
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Thanks AC and Streets. Interesting history on the Citation--thanks for the information. Sounds like you were heavily involved in flight training?

I submitted this image to www. airliner. net and it was accepted into their data base today. The link to the image is http://www.airliners.net/photo/Cessn...6bdc9653178cce

My total image count is now 7!

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Congrat on #7.

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My involvement with Flight Simulation while employed by American for 31 years could better be called "total immersion". I never woke up not wanting to go to work. Congrats on getting your seventh photo accepted. It takes a lot of determination to get those top quality shots.
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My involvement with Flight Simulation while employed by American for 31 years could better be called "total immersion". I never woke up not wanting to go to work. Congrats on getting your seventh photo accepted. It takes a lot of determination to get those top quality shots.
Thanks Streets. Always great to hear about such a rewarding career and one which did not sound like work! I've had a passion for things aviation, but have spent the better part of my working life in the automobile industry instead. Interstingly, I have hardly a passion for automobiles--they are just a means of transportation. These days, I live vicariously in aviation circles through photography.
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Jelpee, I thought you might like seeing what kicked off my aviation career. When I began High school in 1948, having chosen a private school, I had to pay my own tuition. Since the school was across the street from Detroit City Airport, I was able to get a job taking care of the Bower Roller Bearing company's Grumman Mallard (N2947). I also cleaned and polished other company aircraft, but the Mallard was my baby. After 4 years of this I joined the U.S.A.F. Thus began a lifelong connection with aircraft and spacecraft.
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Great story Streets and a nice shot of a great old A/P. I have been around airplanes since I was 12 and love the sounds and smells of jet airplanes. First job out of high school was a summer unloading bags at Miami international saving for school.
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