Gate Guards, Outside Museum Displays and Air Parks
Alexandria: Office Building
Complex F-104 October 2013
Sometimes the sun will not come out for one's photos. This was
taken just after a sunless dawn as I was coming home from Texas.
There was no time to wait around for the sun to burn off the fog.
As can be seen visibility is down to nearly nothing.
Alexandria: England Air Park
Display A-7, A-10, F-86 F-105 October 2013
The fog continued as I photographed these aircraft. These
aircraft represent the ones flown by the Flying Tigers.
This is sort of different in that it shows
the gear half way through the retraction. Usually the display
aircraft are normally fully retracted and sometimes with the gear full
Barksdale Air Force Base: Museum
Display AT-11, B-17, B-24, B-29, B-47, B-52D, B-52G, C-45,
C-47, F-84, F-111, KC-97, KC-135, Mig-21, P-51, SR-71, T-33, Vulcan
Several of the aircraft are in bad shape, to include the B-17, B-24
and B-29. The B-29 has no vertical stabilizer and the ailerons are
rotted out, while the B-24 had no engine cowlings. The B-17 also
had its ailerons rotted out and the elevators were gone altogether.
I happened to visits Barksdale in 1979 and was able to see both the B-17
and B-24 right after they had come out of restoration. They were
immaculate. Time, lack of resources, and being out in the elements
have taken their toll. Hopefully there is a plan to get these
aircraft back into better condition.
American Legion Post 38 F-4 October 2013
Sometimes I need to search around to find the aircraft I am looking
for. Not in this case, as the F-4 is mounted so high it could be
seen from several blocks away. I think this is the highest I have
ever seen an aircraft mounted.
Howell Park F2H-2P October 2013
This is sort of unique in that this is the
only time I have seen an aircraft outside on display with a simulated
aircraft carrier deck. 48 represents the USS Saipan. The USS
Saipan was the first carrier in the US Navy to operate jet aircraft
which were FH-1 Phantoms.
Anna T Jordan Park P-80 October 2013
USS Kidd Museum A-7, P-40 October 2013
Kenner: Park A-4, F-14
This may be part of the Lions Park that is across the street to the
south. Right next to the F-14 is the building that is houses the
Louisiana Fire Soccer Club. In any event it is a nice little park.
St. Johns Parish Airport A-7, F-4, F11F April 2013
The A-7 and F-4 are in a field behind the fence and the F11F is out
at the road. Across the street is a refinery.
VFW Post 1809 UH-1 October 2013 -
Due to the 155mm cannon to the south and the building to the north
the only unrestricted shot is from head-on.
Chennault Aviation and Military Museum OH-6 October 2013
Patterson: Wedell-Williams Aviation
Museum F-4 April 2013
This museum is part of the Louisiana State Museum system.
Unfortunately it was closed the day I was there, a Monday.