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Discussion in 'Flight Following' started by Cap'n Jack, Aug 8, 2020.
Things I saw...
JAK_8162 by Jack Silver, on Flickr
JAK_8163 by Jack Silver, on Flickr
Holy Family Shrine
JAK_8172 by Jack Silver, on Flickr
I've seen the last one from the ground, but never from the air.
An old barn from a couple of angles
JAK_8184 by Jack Silver, on Flickr
JAK_8173 by Jack Silver, on Flickr
JAK_8321 by Jack Silver, on Flickr
Tacoma's Commencement Bay. Mount Rainier in the background. The river with all the silt is the Puyallup river.
Five locomotives in front!
Was this in mountains?
Just for pedantry sake, that's a crib, not a barn...
That's very nice.
No, along the Platte river in NE. I suppose they are taking some of the locomotives back. I think the coal comes from the Powder River basin.
I didn't see any rappers there
What's the difference? One stores grain, and the other doesn't?
Thanks for the explanation!
I like photographing trains and track from the air ...
In the 2nd pic you got the train and the trainspotter. A college buddy of mine at the FAA is a huge trainspotter.
Correct. Barns are for animals, cribs are for grain, more specifically eared (as in not shelled) corn. Sheds store machinery, loose grain goes in bins or 'flat storage'.
Cribs are fast disappearing because they are basically useless any more, but were pretty ingenious. The sides were filled with eared corn, and the side walls are are ventilated. Air flows freely through the side walls and the center alley. Then there are storage bins above the driveway where loose grain like wheat, or later soybeans, can be stored. That is probably the biggest one I've ever seen. It's a beautiful photo of a neat building...I just had to give you some **** lol.
Those are cool.
Thanks for the explanation. Too bad it is falling apart.
Those look nice, the first one looks a bit like a model set.
Platte river airboats
JAK_8324 by Jack Silver, on Flickr
Earlier this summer I flew along part of the Platte, in the middle of Nebraska. It seemed like it was 90% sandbars braided by 10% passages of shallow water. I thought there’s no way that it could be navigable with even a canoe.
But airboats make sense. I hadn’t thought of that.
I noticed the Tehachapi loop in the train photos. As far as the "spotter", in the industry, we called them "foamers" as they literally foam at the mouth at the thought of getting close to a train.
California capitol building dome, Sacramento, taken from 5,500 feet.
I think the river is a little low this year.
Here's another way to do it:
JAK_8335 by Jack Silver, on Flickr
A wider shot:
JAK_8342 by Jack Silver, on Flickr
More water photos from the air ...
JAK_8336 by Jack Silver, on Flickr
JAK_8318 by Jack Silver, on Flickr
I have frequently heard “hay barn” and “hay shed.” Incorrect?
Good question. Not much hay around here, but I have heard both of those. Usually barn in reference to a wood structure and shed to a metal pole building.
JAK_8348 by Jack Silver, on Flickr
Mickey's Forest, near Walt Disney World. https://attractionsmagazine.com/the...ys-forest-disneys-largest-hidden-mickey-1992/
I would like to "like" them all. Keep them coming.
Mt. St. Helens, December 2006
One of my favorite tunes from the big band era, "Take A Train"....
Hey....they’re “aerial views”!
Some people get to fly with the eagles.
I get to fly with the vultures
JAK_8344 by Jack Silver, on Flickr
Here's a Trident submarine and one of its escort vessels coming back to the Bangor submarine base on Hood Canal