Groundbreaking Aircraft

Here are some photos I have taken of the early milestone planes that ushered in the aviation age.


1903 Wright Flyer (and replicas)

1903 Wright Flyer (and replicas)

The famed 1903 Wright Flyer at the Smithsonian NASM (and replicas from around...
1908 Wright Flyer

1908 Wright Flyer

1908 Wright Flyer at NASM Udvar-Hazy
1909 Wright Flyer

1909 Wright Flyer

1909 Wright Flyer at NMoUSAF
Apollo 11 capsule

Apollo 11 capsule

I photographed the Apollo 11 capsule at the Smithsonian National Air & S...
Apollo 15 capsule

Apollo 15 capsule

Apollo 15 Endeavor capsule at the National Museum of the USAF
Apollo command module mockup

Apollo command module mockup

I photographed this Apollo command module mockup at the Pima Air&Space...
Apollo Lander Module

Apollo Lander Module

I photographed the Apollo Lander Module #2 being prepared for a new display at t...
Bell X-1 "Glamorous Glennis"

Bell X-1 "Glamorous Glennis"

  I photographed the legendary Bell X-1 "Glamorous Glennis" that Chuck ...
Bell X-1B

Bell X-1B

Bell X-1B at the National Museum of the USAF
Bell X-5

Bell X-5

Bell X-5 at the National Museum of the USAF
F-15 Streak Eagle

F-15 Streak Eagle

F-15 Streak Eagle speed record plane at the National Museum of the USAF restoration...
Langley Aerodrome A

Langley Aerodrome A

Langley Aerodrome A at National Air & Space Museum's Udvar Hazy facility. Langley...
Mercury capsule

Mercury capsule

Mercury capsule at the National Museum of the USAF
North American X-15 (multiple)

North American X-15 (multiple)

North American X-15 examples at the Smithsonian NASM, NMoUSAF and McMinnvil...
Space Shuttle Discovery

Space Shuttle Discovery

The Space Shuttle Discovery definitely ranks high on the list of very im...
SpaceShipOne

SpaceShipOne

I photographed SpaceShipOne at the Smithsonian National Air & Space M...
Spirit of St Louis (and Ryan replicas)

Spirit of St Louis (and Ryan replicas)

I photographed the Spirit of St Louis at the National Air & Space Museum...
Spruce Goose

Spruce Goose

Howard Hugh's wooden wonder, the Spruce Goose at the Evergreen Aviation ...