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Discussion in 'Hangar Talk' started by Tom-D, Mar 13, 2010.

  1. Tom-D

    Tom-D Taxi to Parking

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    What do you use?

    pictures you take?
    pictures you down load from the internet?
    Pictures your friends send?

    other?
     
  2. wsuffa

    wsuffa Touchdown! Greaser!

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    Pictures of me boarding my first airline flight at the age of 7.... when you still walked on the tarmac, and when airlines were still flying DC-6's and Electras.
     
  3. ScottM

    ScottM Taxi to Parking

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    I have a picture of me taking off from 6Y9 that Jesse took a couple of years ago. It is a really nice picture and he took it just as my nose wheel lifted off of the turf.
     
  4. Skip Miller

    Skip Miller Final Approach

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    Pictures from wherever - mostly aviation related. The current desktop is attached. -Skip
     

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  5. Ghery

    Ghery Touchdown! Greaser!

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    Depends on the computer. My main machine at home just cycles through wallpaper that came with Windows 7. My workstation at work has a picture I took of the windmill on Mykonos, Greece. And my work laptop has a picture my wife took of me in front of the Sphynx and the Great Pyramids at Giza. I've used pictures I've taken in Paris and Sydney prior to that.
     
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    skidoo Line Up and Wait

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    Empty Black!
     
  7. RMCN172RG

    RMCN172RG Pattern Altitude

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    Earth at night
     

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  8. fgcason

    fgcason En-Route

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    Background is pictures I take myself.
    The screensaver is assorted fun pictures I've taken.
     
  9. Pilawt

    Pilawt Final Approach

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    Earth at day.
     

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  10. Let'sgoflying!

    Let'sgoflying! Touchdown! Greaser! PoA Supporter

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    Sorry - boring but functional blue; couldn't see the icons as easily with any photos.
     
  11. Arbiter419

    Arbiter419 Cleared for Takeoff

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    I thew in a few pictures I took into the Windows 7 default mix...here's one I took a few weeks ago.

    [​IMG]
     
  12. Diana

    Diana Final Approach

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    I use mostly photos I've taken, like this one I took in my front yard last year (you can see the bee headed for the mimosa flower on the right). For several years I used a photo that another pilot sent me of his inverted Decathlon near clouds. Mari, that was a photo from John Blum. :) On my laptop is a photo of the Citabria in the corn. Tom has a photo of our kitties grooming each other on his computer screen.
     

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  13. Tom-D

    Tom-D Taxi to Parking

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    Pictures I take...

    a few samples
     

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  14. RickH

    RickH Pre-takeoff checklist

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    Yes.:yesnod:
     
  15. silver-eagle

    silver-eagle En-Route

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    Of the 3 active, one is a F22 flying over Canaveral during a launch, one has a B2 escorted by 2 F22s over the beach, and the 3rd has an eagle on it. All pix from the internet.
     
  16. jsstevens

    jsstevens Final Approach PoA Supporter

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    I use pictures I've taken. On my machine at home it's a picture of the runway at Cedar Key. On my work laptop, I have a picture of my then 6 year old daughter in the right seat of a C-172 on her first aiplane ride "up front".

    I've attached the Cedar Key one (I think). And, no I wasn't that high on final.:lol:

    John
     

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  17. Everskyward

    Everskyward Experimenter

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    I almost always use pictures I've taken myself. On my desktop is a closeup of the airplane I fly, so close that you can't tell it's an airplane unless you can read, with clouds reflected in the paint. On my laptop is a shot of Lake Louise, Alberta.
     
  18. rmciottijr

    rmciottijr Line Up and Wait

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    My little girl on our Ladder Truck.
     

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  19. Geico266

    Geico266 Touchdown! Greaser!

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    Whoa. You mean to tell me I can change the Dell logo to something else? :mad2:
     
  20. GMascelli

    GMascelli En-Route

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    I do the same here and at work. For the screensaver I like to see pictures we take while flying to, or taken at various destinations.
     

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  21. EppyGA

    EppyGA Touchdown! Greaser!

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    OffCenter Pre-takeoff checklist

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    I run a little program called "Steve Murphy's Automatic Wallpaper Changer". It cycles through the hundreds of photos that I save off the internet. Really works well and doesn't interfere with anything else I run.
     
  23. erichardwick

    erichardwick Filing Flight Plan

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    Pic from trip to Mt Baker.
     
  24. Tom-D

    Tom-D Taxi to Parking

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    One like this ?
     

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  25. Tom-D

    Tom-D Taxi to Parking

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    I read your Blog, and didn't realize you were not a pilot, Let's fix that.. give me a ring. I'm in the book. We have instructors and aircraft available @ OKH
     
  26. Snaggletooth

    Snaggletooth Line Up and Wait

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    I used to have that one. I now use this one.
     

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  27. alaskaflyer

    alaskaflyer Final Approach

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    Dave Bahnson's excellent J3 Cub, currently.

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  28. rmciottijr

    rmciottijr Line Up and Wait

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    It just blows my mind how many of you have aviation desk top backgrounds what gives?:rofl:
     
  29. erichardwick

    erichardwick Filing Flight Plan

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    Kinda Like this too. Yeah I want to fix the whole pilot thing. Heard there are a few CFI's out of OKH. Thanks for the offer i'll look you up and give you a call. Also glad to hear you read some of my ramblings on the blog
     
  30. Dan Thomas

    Dan Thomas Final Approach

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    I work with airplanes all day, so my desktops tend to have the stuff I miss, like mountains and the lakes I fish when I can, or the places we've been:

    Dan
     

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  31. rmciottijr

    rmciottijr Line Up and Wait

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    Well it's a good thing you missed the thing walking on your second picture.
     
  32. Lawreston

    Lawreston En-Route

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    I'd use this one but my icons would require too many mooring spaces. The two islands are six miles South of my house.

    HR
     

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    tdager En-Route

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    Same here...a mix of aviation and scuba pics, most random.
     
  34. Rob Schaffer

    Rob Schaffer Cleared for Takeoff

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    I cycle between my daughter's and aviation stuff. Currently it's my three girls, but it was my landing photo from Windwood (Taken by Shane) that predominately covered my desktop for a while. Another is turning base-final for RY 6 at Wings Field.

    Generally I like to have ones that I've taken on trips, as it sparks conversation with a few people here at work when they see it.
     

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    rsleeds Pre-takeoff checklist

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    I have this one I took at the seaplane base at Oshkosh in 2004 on my laptop and phone
     

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  36. Dean

    Dean Pattern Altitude

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    Pictures of my airplane I have taken.
     
  37. vontresc

    vontresc En-Route

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    usually I have this one as my background.

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  38. Keith Lane

    Keith Lane Pattern Altitude

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    I currently use a picture I took from a train on a testing trip on the Alaska Railroad. I took it on Moose Pass Lake between Anchorage and Seward.

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  39. geneseib

    geneseib Line Up and Wait

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    One Sue took.
     

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  40. jesse

    jesse Touchdown! Greaser!

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    I'm currently using this:
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