Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Arkansas Air Museum at Drake Field, Fayetteville, Arkansas

The Photographic Society of NorthWest Arkansas paid a visit to the Arkansas Air Museum Sunday morning. We were able to get into the museum a couple of hours before it was actually open so we only had to cope with eachother getting in our shots. The weather was dark outside so it was a good test of the K 7's ability to deal with mixed lighting. I decided to experiment with the HDR function so these shots are a mix of some straight and some HDR's.

T-33 outside with a straight exposure.

Command-Aire, actually built in Arkansas

Mister Mulligan replica built by Jim Younkin

Lycoming radial on the Travel Air Mystery ship

Travel Air Mystery Ship replica built by Jim Younkin

Sam Walton's Ercoupe Model 415-C.  This two-seater aircraft was the first one that Sam Walton bought. He bought it in April, 1954 and kept it until September, 1956 and travelled over a three-state area. He found out it was easier to visit locations, such as prospective store sites, when he could do it in a straight line at 100 miles per hour, instead of driving through the Ozarks at 50-60 miles per hour. He eventually sold this one and continued to upgrade through the years. (text from Arkansas Air Museum.)

1953 Piper Tri-Pacer

Beoing Stearman  N2S-2

Luscombe Model 8E

The White Hanger

Rockwell T-2 "Buckeye"

Lockheed T-33