Aviation Expo, Day 2

Hayley asked me to take her to see airplanes. So I did. It was my second day at the Expo.

Tailhook of a E-2 Hawkeye
Tailhook of a E-2 Hawkeye

No smoking on FedEx airplanes
No smoking on FedEx airplanes

The belly of this 757 beast is quite clean
The belly of this 757 beast is quite clean
The FedEx 757 cargo door
The FedEx 757 cargo door
Flight deck of FedEx Boeing 757
Flight deck of FedEx Boeing 757
The back end of a Boeing 757 engine
The back end of a Boeing 757 engine
Hayley loved these airplanes
Hayley loved these airplanes

The pilot (a major) had seen a periscopic sextant in its case, but never installed in the aircraft. He had never used one, or even seen one being used. I was standing there when another attendee asked him about the receptacle. I was able to explain what it did and how it was used. The major told me the receptacle is now used to release air if they get smoke in the cockpit, and to hold a satellite phone antenna.

Periscopic sextant receptacle
Periscopic sextant receptacle

Hayley was excited to see the two airplanes I used to work on, the KC-135R and Learjets.

Hayley and a Learjet 35 C-21
Hayley and a Learjet 35 C-21

Hayley wanted me to take a picture of these E-2 Hawkeye propellers. She said they look like large eyes surrounded with long eyelashes. I agree.

An eye with long eyelashes
An eye with long eyelashes

1 Comment

  1. It’s nice you got to get up close again to the planes with which you have so much history.

    I LOVE that little Hayley kid!

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