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Neptune682 viewsThe Lockheed P-2 Neptune was originally Naval Patrol Bomber used for Anti-Submarine warfare. Converted into an aerial tanker, it can carry 2,700 Gallons of Fire Retardant.Sep 04, 2009
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First Glimpse622 viewsMy first glimpse of the Station Fire on the way home from work. Picture is taken by the Rose Bowl. The fire is still a ways back in the forest.Sep 04, 2009
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JPL Under Siege818 viewsThursday 8/27 around 8:45 PM. Lynne and I went down to the Arroyo to see how the fire was going. It was an eerie sight to see the fire extending along the ridge behind JPL. It didn't look like it was going to get any better soon.Sep 04, 2009
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Close To Home757 viewsFriday, 4:25 PM. The fire continued to make it's way east. This view looking down our street shows the smoke billowing up from the back side of Brown Mountain.Sep 04, 2009
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Air Assault At Sundown513 viewsThe Air Show went on late into the afternoon. Here, a P-2 Neptune comes out of the Arroyo after a Retardant drop.Sep 04, 2009
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Smokey Sunset502 viewsNow this would have been a beautiful sunset if it wasn't for the circumstances. The phrase "red sky at night, sailors delight" does not apply here.Sep 04, 2009
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Kansas City Thunderstorm1517 viewsI was visiting Kansas City, MO and I was staying in the Downtown Marriott Hotel. A nice Thunderstorm was passing through and I was watching it out my window on the 14th Floor. I got to see several good lightning strikes and was able to capture this one with my camera. Taken with my Canon 5D, 30 second exposure @ f14, ISO 100. Feb 16, 2009
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Taking A Ride947 viewsAfter Antenna #2 was cleaned and lubed, it was used to carry traffic for Antenna #1 while it was cleaned. Then it was moved to the East, to track the 307° Satellite in place of Antenna #3 while it was cleaned up.

John Bartman and Shane Edmonston on the middle platform observing the movement while Antenna #2 is swung around to the East.

Dec 25, 2008
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950 viewsJohn Bartman keeps a watchful eye on all the activities.
Dec 25, 2008
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998 viewsGeorge Thomas (left) and Gus Meneses double checking the Down-Converters.
Dec 25, 2008
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971 viewsL-R Dan Redmond, Zach White and George Cardenas programming the 300A Modems.
Dec 25, 2008
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1013 viewsOnce all traffic was moved off of Antenna #2, we could move in to clean up the
RF Room at the base of the Antenna. It was really bad.
Dec 25, 2008
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