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    Dallas/Fort Worth Area-October 2013: Something old, new, borrowed, and blue

    Hello All,

    Time for another update from the Lone Star State. I felt i was long overdue for another spotting trip up to get away from classes, and decided to plan it around this weekend's Air Power Expo (be sure to check out CO772ER's thread if you haven't already!).


    Day 1: I was supposed to spend my first day out at Alliance, but sudden word about some hurricane evacuations coming into the Naval Base changed that around. While the good stuff we were expecting never showed, it still made for a decent afternoon of spotting. The light was awful for most of the day, so I apologize in advance for the first few photos.

    Oh hey there Mr. B-52...







    These guys came in from New Orleans, along with 10 others from the same unit as part of the evacuation






    Then I bagged my 3rd F-35C, shame he couldn't have waited another hour or so






    The local Reserve unit started flying, with some jets they just got from the NJ ANG too!






    Every time I catch a C-40, it is always "831" always...




    And the last jet of the day, and the highlight, this beauty slipping in to spend the weekend.




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    Day 2: Saturday was the let-down weather-wise, but I still popped out to Meacham to bag the 787 coming in for paint







    Soon to be with United




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    Day 3: A vast improvement for sure. We started at Collin County Regional Airport hoping to see some of the warbirds fly, and we got lucky to say the least. Closed out the day at DFW.

    My first time seeing this beauty fly, so I'll post a few more than I normally would




    Nice P-51










    The R4D-6S "Ready 4 Duty" from Lancaster, TX




    Sentimental Journey departing




    The SB2C











    Finally caught the legendary Flagship Tulsa II, the most bland special livery there ever was
















    A pleasant surprise, my first AA A319!















    So, in one weekend that was 2 jets both of which flew for the first time this very week, a 60+ year old DC-3 and B-29/17 and P-51, a leased A-319, and a Blue Helldiver I'll settle for that!

    Thanks for checking 'em out, hope you enjoyed.

    Cheers!

    Nick

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    Very nice set Nick....nice to see the B-52.

    Gee.....Day 3 is outstanding!!!
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    Thanks, Mark! Day 3 was an absolute blast, albeit a bit cold (50s in Dallas was chilly this weekend!)

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    Gotta love those shots of FIFI! Nice! I'm still sorry I missed her earlier this year when she visited the Old Dominion at Manassass (HEF)

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    Nice shots of FIFI. I caught that same B-52 (029) at Barksdale this afternoon.

    El Dorado at DFW? I've only seen her once there. She's a regular at ADS.

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    The B-52 and B-29 rocks!!!!
    Sergio has been a huge Delta Air Lines fan since 1992!!

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    Damn Nick killer set. What's that all white 707?

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    Awesome set
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    Thanks guys!

    CO777ER-Yeah, I was surprised to see that little King Air in the pattern at DFW, had never heard of or seen El Dorado before.

    Fasil-That all white 707 is a Navy E-6B Mercury, it is responsible for controlling the US nuclear arsenal if the main command and control facilities were destroyed.

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    Wow - those are 3 awesome days!!! Love the white Navy 135!!!
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    These are amazing, love B-52 shots.

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    Thanks Guys!

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    Nice shots Nick. I thought the E-4B was to take control of the subs and Minutemen III's should the worst happen

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