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Week 47’s theme of “Feeling Nostalgic” happened to coincide with a Photowalking Utah Photowalk to the Hill Aerospace Museum in Ogden, Utah. I thought it would be a perfect place to find a shot to reflect nostalgia seeing how it’s full of old planes and related things from long ago.

The P-40 Warhawk 3 shot HDR @ 2EV

The P-40 Warhawk 3 shot HDR @ 2EV

The museum has three main display areas which are two large hangars and an extensive outdoor area. The two indoor buildings are divided by era with the first one housing the beginnings of flight up to the Korean war (with a few Vietnam era planes thrown in due to space limits) and the second displays the jet age to modern times.

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Wright Flyer replicas, the first Wright Flyer is hanging from the ceiling. 6 shot HDR @1EV

Wright Flyer replicas, the first Wright Flyer is hanging from the ceiling. 6 shot HDR @1EV

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P-47 Thunderbolt

P-47 Thunderbolt

P-47 Thunderbolt

P-47 Thunderbolt

B-17 and P-51

B-17 and P-51

B-26

B-26

Here's the color version of the Theme shot!

P-40 Warhawk this is the color version of the Theme shot!

The Korean War era Bell XH-1 Or as I like to call it the "MASH" helicopter!

The Korean War era Bell TH-13 “Sioux” Or as I like to call it the “M.A.S.H.” helicopter!

For info about that reference look up the MASH TV show. 

The F-86 Sabre one of my favorite planes of all time!

The F-86 Sabre one of my favorite planes of all time! (notice the “MASH” tv show style sign, a nice touch!)

C-47 WW-II Cargo plane on display between the two hangars outside, this was the first time I've walked back to this area, they also had an F-4 and F-16 static display models (the kind you often see on pedestals outside museums/airfields.)

C-47 WW-II cargo plane on display between the two hangars outside, this was the first time I’ve walked back to this area, they also had a F-4 and F-16 static display models (the kind you often see on pedestals outside museums/airfields.)

Entering the second hangar we find displays that cover the Jet Age up to modern times. Many of the displays were recently re-arranged and you can now walk around many of them where as before they were all packed tightly against the wall and viewing angles were more limited. I didn’t have the time to fully explore as I would have liked, but I still got a few shots I liked.

The Kaman Husky Helicopter I call it the "Egg Beater"

The Kaman Husky Helicopter I call it the “Egg Beater” notice the Canberra Bomber in the background.

Cabin detail of the "Husky" and yes that is an SR-71 in the background!

Cabin detail of the “Husky”
and yes that is an SR-71 in the background!

The mighty SR-71!!

The mighty SR-71!!

 

MiG-15 close up

MiG-15 close up

MiG-15

MiG-15

The F-105 and MiG-15 display next to the new Vietnam War exhibit.

The F-105 and MiG-15 display next to the new Vietnam War exhibit.

The mighty CH-53 Pavelow

The mighty CH-53 Pavelow

If you look closely you'll see some of my fellow walkers in the aisle.

If you look closely you’ll see some of my fellow walkers in the aisle.

The OV-10 Bronco

The OV-10 Bronco

Looking past the Sea King and CH-53 to the F-16 on the far end of the hangar.

Looking past the Sea King and CH-53 to the F-16 on the far end of the hangar.

The A-10 "Thunderbolt II" named after the P-47 but affectionately nicknamed the Warthog due to it's less than supermodel styling...

The A-10 “Thunderbolt II” named after the P-47 but affectionately nicknamed the Warthog due to it’s less than supermodel looks…

A-10 Head-on

A-10 Head-on showing its massive 30mm gatling cannon and a display model of the gun underneath.

the Devils ride!

the Devils ride!

Be afraid, be very afraid!

Be afraid, be very afraid!

Next stop is the outdoor display as the museum closing time approached.

Outside the Museum entrance.

Outside the Museum entrance.

B-1b Lancer

B-1b Lancer

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The rising Moon was a stroke of good luck…

14 panel (3 shots each) HDR Panorama of the entrance road tot he museum showing the main line up of aircraft.

14 panel (3 shots each) HDR Panorama of the entrance road to the museum showing the main line up of aircraft.

B-29 "Hagarty's Hag"

B-29 “Hagarty’s Hag”

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A-7 Corsair II outside the entrance.

A-7 Corsair II outside the entrance.

Sunset! The museum closes at 4pm no matter what so it's only possible to get evening golden hour shots in the winter.

Sunset! The museum closes at 4pm no matter what so it’s only possible to get evening golden hour shots in the winter.

We say goodbye with this sunset view from behind the B-29 Superfortress "Hagarty's Hag"

We say goodbye with this sunset view from behind the B-29 Superfortress “Hagarty’s Hag”

Thanks so much for stopping by today I hope you’ve enjoyed the images!

Please come back soon as I catch up with a few more themes before the holidays..

Happy Shooting!

Howard