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    KVBW: Bridgewater, VA-3/23/16: A Presidential Constellation

    Hey Guys,

    As ever, I am perpetually behind in my editing, so several weeks late I am finally done with some photos I was very excited about. The original Air Force One, a VC-121A, had been in the hands of civilians for several decades, most recently in storage at the Avra Valley airport near Marana. She was purchased by Dynamic Aviation, a unique little outfit out of Bridgewater VA, who undertook an on-site return to airworthiness in Arizona. She arrived in Virginia on 23 March, after an oil leak pushed her back by a day. Despite my misgivings about the light around the early afternoon, I made the trek down to Bridgewater Air Park for the arrival. Strong winds almost forced an arrival at nearby Shenandoah Valley Airport, but in the end we lucked out and she arrived as planned. I was also lucky enough to get a Dynamic Aviation employee to walk me through their storage area to see all the aircraft, and photograph some (all aircraft in current military markings were off limits). So here are some photos of the highlights.



    IMG_9771 by Nicholas Peterman, on Flickr



    IMG_9797 by Nicholas Peterman, on Flickr



    IMG_9878 by Nicholas Peterman, on Flickr



    IMG_9919 by Nicholas Peterman, on Flickr



    IMG_9967-copy by Nicholas Peterman, on Flickr



    IMG_0121 by Nicholas Peterman, on Flickr



    And lastly, the chase plane that followed her back from Arizona.

    IMG_0200 by Nicholas Peterman, on Flickr



    Now for the other goodies, a quick jaunt through the Dynamic storage area

    IMG_9999 by Nicholas Peterman, on Flickr


    IMG_0011 by Nicholas Peterman, on Flickr


    I was super excited by this little bird, an honest to goodness U-21A Ute in it's original US Army markings!

    IMG_0029 by Nicholas Peterman, on Flickr


    IMG_0036 by Nicholas Peterman, on Flickr


    A bit of an odd bird, this is an ex-Japanese Coast Guard aircraft

    IMG_0048 by Nicholas Peterman, on Flickr


    And one of the many unmarked Dynamic aircraft doing... well you never really know what!

    IMG_9679 by Nicholas Peterman, on Flickr


    Thanks for checking 'em out.

    Nick

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    Thank you, Captmjk16!

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    Well done, Nick!

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    Great catch, thanks

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