After the last episode of Plane Porn, which featured photos submitted by readers, I once again issued a call-to-action for you to send in your photos for another episode. There was a huge response, and today we'll see several of your submissions. Because there were so many, I couldn't get them all in this week, but we'll see more soon.
Quoc Pham sent in this photo of an Alaska Airlines Boeing 737, silhouetted and making a reflection on the wet pavement at John Wayne Airport in Orange County, California (SNA).
This B-17 Flying Fortress was shot by Randy Blaylock, in Spring, Texas. The plane called "Texas Raiders" recently came out of a restoration that lasted a few years.
This sweet shot from Michael Keenberg came with the following description:
Sometime in 1986 (I was 16 at the time), our CAP squadron, which was stationed at Tamiami Airport in South Miami, was invited for a flight aboard an Air Force KC-135 tanker, stationed at Homestead Air Force Base.
I shot the attached images while in the observer space next to the boom operator at the tail of the aircraft. The planes re-fueled that day were F-4 Phantoms that were part of the Florida Air National Guard.
Sandeep Chilamkurthy sent in this shot of the Navy's Blue Angels, passing by in tight formation at the Lancaster Air Show last year.
This is a B-25 (I think), sent in by Edward Anderson from the Denton Air Show. I have to confess it's difficult for me to distinguish between the B-24 or B-25 at a glance, but I'm sure someone reading this will step in to clarify it for us all.
Scott Bowers caught this beautiful F4U Corsair at Airzoo in Kalamazoo, Michigan. Wikipedia says, "12,571 F4U Corsairs were manufactured by Vought, in 16 separate models, in the longest production run of any piston-engined fighter in U.S. history (1942–53). After the P-51, I think the Corsair is my favorite warbird fighter plane.
This cracking shot of a F-18 Super Hornet was sent in by Nick Ulivieri.
This photo of the Thunderbirds was by Kevin Miller, shot at a Dallas air show years ago. Kevin scanned one of his old slides for this submission. See, slides can and do live on!
Rich Linder parked his '28 Ford in front of the EAA's 1929 Ford Trimotor.
Speaking of the EAA, the annual "Airventure" air show in Oshkosh, Wisconsin is coming soon, from July 28th - August 3rd. This photo from Matthew Romanotto shows just a few of the vintage planes that will be there, along with thousands of other planes. I know a few readers from Flight Club, Jalopnik, and Opposite Lock will be in attendance, and I'll be posting stories while I'm there. Check back soon for more details on why you should attend, and how you might meet some of us while you're there.
Thanks for everyone's photos, and if you'd like your photo included in a future post, send it to me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Top photo: B-52 by Caleb Stanton