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370 viewsL-R Bill Locke, Dan Redmond and George Thomas at the Advantech Down-Converters doing a Dry Run of the cutover

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558 viewsNot until you arrive in the parking lot, do you truly appreciate the magnitude of these huge antennae. Each of the three large dishes measures 105 feet in diameter.

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448 viewsNow that the worst of the cleanup was done, it was time to take a moment to enjoy the wildlife around the Earth Station.

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Bob Westphal291 viewsThis is the photo I was trying to recreate. As you can see i didn't get it exactly right. This is my Dad in front of a B-17 in Europe.
Thanks to the wealth of information available on the Internet, I found out that "WALLAROO" was part of the 303rd Bomber Group and flew 35 Combat Missions before being shot down Jan 14, 1944.
Glad my Dad wasn't on it.

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Lowe Fire 4212 viewsA small fixed wing aircraft makes a Phoscheck drop.
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Lowe Fire 3210 viewsThe "Lowe" Fire (named for nearby Mt. Lowe) was in steep terrain near power lines. In this photo, a Sky Crane Helicopter makes a water drop dangerously close to power lines.
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Lowe Fire 1270 viewsA small brush fire in Altadena, CA, 8/26/07, was brought under control quickly by Angeles National Forest and Los Angeles County Fire Crews. Due to the rough terrain, the fire was fought primarily from the air with the support of Camp Crews. In this photo, one of the new BlackHawk Helicopters used by Los Angeles County Fire snorkels water from a "Pumpkin" set up at a nearby Helispot. The BlackHawks can carry 1,000 Gallons compared to 300 carried by older Helicopters.
Photo by my Brother Dan Westphal.

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359 viewsI was trying to re-create a photo that I have of my Father, Bob Westphal, in front of the nose of a B-17 in Europe during WWII. He was a Tech Sargent and repaired the radios in the planes. I hope to scan an image of that photo and place it here soon.
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Plenty Of Air285 viewsAndy has been riding ATV's since before he could walk. When he was little, I would putt around on my 3-Wheeler with Andy on my shoulder to get him to go to sleep.
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Sundown Dunes352 viewsThe setting Sun was casting an orange hue on the Sand Dunes at Dumont. Dumont is located 30 miles North of Baker CA near the Southern tip of Death Valley. It was a windy day and the winds in the upper atmosphere were affecting the clouds. I m not sure I would classify this cloud as Lenticular but it was getting close. Taken 3/25/06.
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San Felipe Sunrise223 viewsTaken 11/12/05
Sun coming up over the Sea Of Cortez, taken on the beach at the Las Conchas Campground South of San Felipe.

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