Catapult to the Air

Is this an airstrip or a prairie?

Airfield or Prairie
Huffman Prairie Flying Field

It is a prairie that was an airstrip with much history behind it. This location in Dayton, Ohio was used by Orville and Wilber Wright as an airstrip while they worked on improvements of their flyer and also their own flying skills.  Below is a replica of their hangar that is pretty much identical to actual photos taken around 1904 – 1905 during their more than 100 flights.

Wright Bros. Hangar
Wright Bros. Hangar at Huffman Prairie Flying Field

The catapult pictured below, was used to help the aircraft pick up speed quickly for takeoff.  It was literally, a catapult to the air.

Catapult to the Air
Huffman Prairie Flying Field

Aviation has come a long way since 1904, hasn’t it?

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Photo a Day – Start with an A
Ragtag Daily Prompt – Cast-Off

 

Zoomed Past

With doors locked and secure, the plane zoomed past without me onboard!

Zoomed Past
Takeoff -Falcon 7X

They were there with the main door open and ready for boarding one second.

Ready for Boarding
Falcon 7X

But with a click of my shutter, the door was shut tight and my chance for adventure – GONE!

Closed Door
Falcon 7X

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Irene Tron, photographer

Slightly different take for this week’s Thursday Doors challenge.

 

 

 

What Do I Do?

Take me to Dallas for a week and what do I do?

Flying Overhead
Boeing 737-800

Spend hours at the Founder’s Plaza at DFW airport looking up at airplanes takeoff and land!  Yes, I did lots of other things as well.  Even went to places I had not been to before in prior visits to the area.   More photos to come in the days ahead.

Copyright 2018 Heaven’s Sunshine
Irene Tron, photographer

Photo a Day – Looking Up