Behemoth by bmac62 ()
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Howard Hughes' Spruce Goose from inside hangar at McMinnville, Oregon. To gain a sense of scale, notice the people at the side doors.
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Good grief!!! I knew the Goose was big, but geeeeeze..... What a beast! This really gives it a sense of scale with the people next to it, and the other airplanes under it's wing. I remember seeing something on the History Channel some time ago about Howard Hughes - they showed the first time it actually flew. I think it only rose a few feet off the water. An amazing capture of this magnificent piece of history, Bill!
Beautiful and very well composed photo, Bill. This shows it was higher than a Boeing 747, but not quite as long. I wonder how such a large wooden flying structure could be held together - the frame work must have been phenomenal to prevent the plane from breaking appart from its own weight! Could you go inside? Or have a look in through a door or window? It would be great to see what it looks like inside. Good job! Keep up the good work! :-)
Now, that is one big MF! Stellar POV to give us the relative size and perspective of this leviathan, Bill. The engines do look relatively small in relation to the size of the aeroplane, but that is deceptive considering their power. And thanks for reminding me that I should look for my old captures of the wooden goose.