Remarks: This E-2C formerly of VAW-126 hit a deer while taxiing at night. The deer ran into the prop and was thrown through the fuselage damaging the airframe beyond repair. You can see a shiny aluminum patch just ahead of the wing to repair the skin where the deer entered the fuse. The airframe is now used for fire practice.
Remarks: Crashed following a loss of engine power and subsequent forced landing at the Robert Moses State Park, Babylon.
Examination of the engine revealed that the #4 cylinder connecting rod failed. The failed connecting rod breached the top of the engine case below the #4 cylinder.
Remarks: Pilot Chris showing us how NOT to takeoff in his P-51. Your suppose to takeoff and then raise the gear...NOT raise the gear to take off. Thanks for the Great shots Chris, you always drop our jaw!
Remarks: I never get tired of shooting Paul's T-6, the most beautiful aircraft I have ever seen. The highly polished aircraft is not near perfect, but that is what makes it so sweet. Every nick, ding and scratch gives this aircraft more character. Every time I see this aircraft, I see Paul with a rag and metal polish. This is what my dreams are made of!
Remarks: This A-10 is landing at the airport mere feet where it was designed. It is really nice to see an A-10 back home where it belongs, even if it is only for the 2009 Jones Beach Airshow weekend. Proudly looked after by the American Airpower Museum for its stay.
Remarks: American Airpower Museum C-47 at home with the Farmingdale control tower. The sights and sounds of the aircraft roaring past is unbelievable. This aircraft made 7 trips on the Normandy D-Day invasion.