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Tuesday, October 8th, 2013

This is a snapshot taken of the Ops Building tower. Click on it to get a full-size image.

Over the Koolaus

Friday, December 14th, 2012

Here’s Pat McNamee at the controls of a Cessna. Shot this morning.

CellPhoto: Rainy Days & T-Birds

Saturday, September 8th, 2012

Boots on the Ground …

Saturday, August 18th, 2012

The Biggest Little Air Show at our museum on Ford Island is always fun. But we’re still at war, and today, in remembrance, there was a boot and a snapshot for each of our recently fallen. Thousands of boots. An acre of boots. There are times when I’d like to share a picture with Dick Cheney but he’s too busy enjoying the Halliburton dollars earned from government wartime contracts.

Poor Little Bird With a Busted Wing

Saturday, July 7th, 2012

Looking around Dillingham Field yesterday, I spotted this J5A Piper tied down on the flight line. It had obviously been there a long, long time. The struts were so rusted that the landing gear collapsed, bending the port wingtip. It reminded me of those annoyingly sad television commercials for injured, abandoned pets in which Sarah MacLachlan moans minor-key dirges. The Piper’s airworthiness sticker was dated 1984, and when I looked up the FAA NC number, I discovered that she had been built in 1941, belonged to somebody in Washington state, and the registration is due to expire in two months. I wonder if she’s repairable?

CellPhoto: Ford Island Control Tower

Friday, May 18th, 2012

Every once in a while, the light hits the old control tower just right. I needed a snapshot for an interpretive guideline, and right at sunset adds a glow. The ops building is currently getting the old lead-based paint stripped off. They use big sheets of sticky plastic to peel it off.

Rosetta’s Martian flyby

Tuesday, January 24th, 2012

When the Rosetta explorer spacecraft transited Mars in 2007, it took several pictures of the red planet, but the European Space Agency has been sitting on them. They were finally released this week. Click on the above image for a bigger version. Just in time to wonder where Helium is, or where Dejah Thoris is hanging out!

CellPhoto: Clean, Lube, Adjust

Monday, January 16th, 2012


I guess service stations are offering full-feature services these days.

CellPhoto: Amber Alert

Thursday, November 3rd, 2011

Apparently, the Kailua office of Fringe Division is in a medical building, well-hidden. You “Fringe” fans know what I mean by “amber.”

CellPhoto: Mystery Plate

Tuesday, November 1st, 2011

I’m familiar with diplomatic license plates. But this one reaches a new level in deliberate obscurity.