Tuesday, 22 July 2008

ABC WEDNESDAY

ABC WEDNESDAY


ABC Wednesday kicks off on its third trip through the alphabet. To try & link all my posts, I'm going to attempt to choose each week's post from the wonders I saw in northern Australia in 2003.

First off.........
A IS FOR ...........
AVIATION HERITAGE CENTRE, DARWIN


The Australian Aviation Heritage Centre was opened in Darwin in 1990. The photo above shows the B-52 (on permanent loan from the USAF & one of only two on display outside the US) dwarfing a Tiger Moth. Below is a Sabrejet Fighter, first used in combat in the Korean war, and later as the main training jet for the RAAF.


Below is a B-25 Mitchell bomber, used by Allied air forces in every theatre of conflict in WW2, including the Pacific war.

The Heritage Centre shares a huge parcel of land with both the RAAF base & Darwin Airport.It was a lovely juxtapositon to be looking at the Sabrejet while watching the Air Force's F/A-18 Hornet fighters practising landings & take-offs on the other side of the airfield.

Zoom over to Mrs Nesbitt's, and check out the other A postings for this week, and maybe even think about joining this group.

14 comments:

Hyde DP said...

Send your email address to Denise (Nesbitt) and she'll invite you on to the new ABC and then you can post there also either the full post or a shortened version with a link back.

Ackworth Born said...

everyone is busy today - give it a day or two.

Miss_Yves said...

Impressive planes !great shots!
Miss Yves

Sally said...

Hey Caba, how do you get onto this ABC thing? Nice selection, btw.

Dragonstar said...

I love this post! Many would disagree with me, but the Tiger Moth is one of my favourite ever aeroplanes.

Elizabeth said...

How romantic and exciting those first planes look!
Quite a contrast to the dull ones today.
Beautifully photographed.

me ann my camera said...

The first beautiful photo of the yellow plane immediately caught my eye! Lovely.

Gemma said...

Love seeing Australia photos etc.
Nice to see you here

Brian said...

A trip around Australia via you photos saound good to me, it is good to see old planes still looking so good and beautifully photographed.

I have added you to me blogs to visit

Kim said...

I am excited to see what you come up with for your ABC's of northern australia. I love old planes. There is a museum where I grew up of old planes and they are so much fun to look at. Some of them you could go inside and pretend that you are flying them.
Thanks for your comments on my post. I'm actually not sure what kind of apples they were. The orchard has all different kinds.

photowannabe said...

Love these shots and will enjoy seeing pictures of Australia and ABC Wednesday.

becky voyles said...

You have a very interesting blog here with some great photos. I just looked at what I consider your "1st page" via ABC Wednesday.
Thanks for your kind comments on mine. Glad you liked my art.

Denise said...

As Gerald said, e-mail me

denise dot nesbitt at bt internet dot com

Great shot! Love the colour of the plane against the sky!

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