Blackbird singin’ in the dead of night…

Because Sunday is always sort of a slow day, I am going to clear a few pictures off my camera. These pictures are from a few months ago when we went to an air museum out in the desert. They had a Blackbird, one of the old spy planes that is still one of the fastest planes ever made.

a 1They also had some World War Two aircraft like this B-17.

a 2My favorite part was meeting one of the old guys who volunteered there. He was a bomber pilot in World War Two, and he was British. He was a member of the Silkworm club. Because silkworms hang in a cocoon made of silk, this was the name picked for crewmen who bailed out of at least five planes during the war.

a 3I could have talked to him all day. I sort of study military history as a hobby, and have been working on a book of weird war facts for about 15 years now.

a 4Jessica’s boyfriend Jason likes planes, so they met us at the museum. It was a fun day.

a 5Mollie isn’t particularly thrilled with planes, but she got into the spirit of things.

a 6And you can always count on her to mug for the camera.

a 7Man, I can’t believe she is 14 years old now. Pretty soon she will be driving a vehicle…

a 8


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24 Responses to Blackbird singin’ in the dead of night…

  1. benzeknees says:

    Wait till Erickson sees this post! He’ll be commenting all over your blog! Now you asked for it . . .

  2. Eagle Tech says:

    Oh I’m an an airplane nut, so I’m just loving these pics. You lucky soul, you got to see a Val dive bomber. They’re pretty rare.

  3. judithatwood says:

    Great photos, especially to another military history buff!

  4. I do so enjoy…….!….and your written words.

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