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S-58 Choctaw (Westland Wessex) 

 

A sculpture by Paola Pivi’s "Upside Down Helicopter In A Public Place" (2006), a temporary work staged in Salzburg. Pivi placed a Westland Wessex helicopter upside-down, resting on its blades, in the center of Residenzplatz, which abuts the city’s famed Mozartplatz. “Salzburg is the city of Mozart, and I wanted to place the piece in front of the city’s sculpture of Mozart. As a joke, I said it was like me being a cat, and bringing a dead bird to its master. A marvelous present,” said Pivi. 

 

The article goes on to say there were some complaints. 

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Got to see the RAF Red Arrows this past weekend at the MCAS Miramar Air Show and they do put on a pretty impressive show!

 

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I took this picture in 1993 at the Weeks Air Museum, Miami, Florida. 

The Collings Foundation B-17 Flying Fortress 909 crashed today in Connecticut. 

My condolences to the families of those who passed away. 

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18 hours ago, J-Luis said:

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I took this picture in 1993 at the Weeks Air Museum, Miami, Florida. 

The Collings Foundation B-17 Flying Fortress 909 crashed today in Connecticut. 

My condolences to the families of those who passed away. 

 

This plane had previously crashed and been scrapped before being rebuilt.  It crashed this time on take off.

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20 hours ago, VFR800 said:

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Pilot on the left, navigator on the right.  Taking after the English Electric Canberra?

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5 hours ago, MikeRL411 said:

 

This plane had previously crashed and been scrapped before being rebuilt.  It crashed this time on take off.

 

909 crashed back in 1987 during a stop in Ohio. The plane was caught in a crosswind and ended up going over the end of the runway. It was damaged, but not severely enough to be scrapped. 

 

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The plane was saved after it cooled off from being a Nuclear Bomb target in Nevada. They nicknamed it Lady Yucca, due the vegetation around it, and it went on to fly as a fire bomber for quite some time before Collings bought it and restored it as 909

 

As found... 

 

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and as Tanker #99

 

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