Shot from inside a room cut with steam hoses into the Oberer Grindelwaldgletscher (upper glacier at Grindelwald, Switzerland). Canon F-1N exposure unrecorded on Kodak Ektachrome 100 slide film. Summer 1987.
Riding by Albert Whitted airport in downtown St. Pete on Sunday morning I saw this radial engine plane approaching the threshold for take-off and had to snap a few shots. It is one of the Navy’s two-seat T-28 trainers used post WWII for primary flight training after the retirement of the AT-6 Texan. It is among the last generation of US warbirds that used a gas piston radial engine, in this case a 1400hp 9-cylinder Cyclone swinging a 3-bladed prop. There really isn’t anything that sounds like a large cylinder radial motor thumping up to take-off rpms.