Planes, Trains, Tanks, and Ships

Mostly pictures I take while working

Tuesday, July 26, 2005


Aft torpedo room.


Forward torpedo room


The bridge of U-505. Two 2cm antiaircraft guns and one 3.7cm gun were mounted on the deck. Multiple holes from Allied gun fire can be seen.

U-505 Type IX U-boat

U-505 a type IXc German U-boat. Was captured off the coast of North Africa during WWII. Now on display at the Chicago Museum of Science and Industry.

Sunday, July 24, 2005

American 757

An American Airlines Boeing 757 crosses Maho Beach before landing at Princess Juliana airport(TNCM) St. Martin, Dutch West Indies.

Air France

An Air France A340 Airbus crosses Maho Beach.

American Airlines B757

St. Marten DWI. Picture taken from the Sunset Beach Bar and Grill.

KLM Boeing 747-400

A KLM 747-400 landing in St. Martin. The pirate flag in the lower left hand corner is on a small fishing boat that was pulled up on the beach and converted into a little open air Bar.

Tuesday, April 05, 2005


This is a full motion simulator at Simuflite in Dallas Texas. The one in the picture is a Beechjet simulator. This sim stands over two stories tall and is in a row of sims in a three story building. It contains a cocpit identical to whats in the real aircraft, is supported by hydraulic legs that move the entire assembly in three axis. if you like realism in your video games, there is nothing comparable to this.

Wednesday, March 30, 2005

FT 17 Renault Tank

On the lower level of The West Point Museum an FT 17 Renault Tank. Built by the French it first appeared in 1918 and was later built by the US and other countries. Many served into the 1940's after they were captured From the French by the german army and used in a support role.

VOR/DME approach

This is the VOR/DME approach into Aspen Colorado. Aspen Colorado has one piece of asphalt and it's basically a one way in one way out airport. Landing aircraft land uphill on runway 15 then takeoff downhill in the opposite direction on runway 33.


looking northwest from the Aspen airport. Landing aircraft cross the mountain at 14,000' and have to drop to a field elevation of 7,800' in 12 miles. It's pretty much a chop and drop procedure. Full flaps, gear down, power to idle and nose it over. It might still take an S turn or two to loose the altitude. Add to this bad weather, unfavorable winds, mountain turbulance and you've got one heck of a thrill ride.

United Express taxis for takeoff

looking southeast from the aspen airport you can easily see the ski lifts on the slopes. This Bae 146 is about to depart on runway 33. After takeoff departing aircraft turn to a heading of 340 till reaching 8,700' then make a turn to the west. This takes them away from the mountain face just to the west of the approach end of the runway and turns them away from landing aircraft approaching from the opposite direction.

The VOR Approach into Aspen

Monday, March 21, 2005

The Rockies

Enroute from Montrose, Colorado to Denver we're scoot'n over the rockies at 21,000 feet.

Thursday, March 17, 2005

Fernandina Beach, Florida

Fernandina 55J. This is the storm that greated us at the hotel. The next morning we flew to St. louis.

Monday passing over Washington

My day. On Monday I flew in a citation 65O to Wilkes-Barre, pennsylvania and had breakfast at a perkins restaurnt. After the passengers returned we flew to Fernandina Beach, Florida at 36,000 feet. Enroute we passed over washington DC. After landing in Fernandina we checked into the Hampton Inn just as a big a-- storm hit. The hotel and much of the town lost power. We went to dinner and then returned to the hotel where I played blogs the rest of the night. The power was back on.

cruise ships at night


Cruise ships docked in Nassau. This was the view from the back of the hotel.

Wednesday, March 16, 2005

Ocean Breeze

The Ocean Breeze docked in Nassau.