Terry Watson | Phoenix to Seattle 7-12 | ZE-7120
Uploaded 15-Jul-12
Taken 9-Jul-12
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Photo Info

Dimensions5184 x 3456
Original file size1.32 MB
Image typeJPEG
Color spacesRGB
Date taken9-Jul-12 14:17
Date modified15-Jul-12 22:09
Shooting Conditions

Camera makeCanon
Camera modelCanon EOS 7D
Focal length18 mm
Max lens aperturef/3.5
Exposure1/500 at f/13
FlashNot fired, compulsory mode
Exposure bias0 EV
Exposure modeAuto
Exposure prog.Normal
ISO speedISO 200
Metering modePattern


Dave took me down to the Mesa Gateway Airport, which was the Williams Air Force Base when I learned to fly the T-37 and T-38 trainers during 1964-65. This is the T-38, still after all these years one of the most beautiful and exciting machines ever to fly. But it is a little sad to see a once dynamic airplane permanently mounted on display. Like a mummy in a museum, you know it will never live again and is only a shell of its former self. But I suppose our past is like that, only a memory never to be lived again. But this memory is to me one of the most exciting if not happiest times in my life.