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Sugar Land Airport Open House - Part 1 (2)

Wednesday, October 22, 2008 by , under , ,

Can you believe a city as small as Sugar Land has an airport? Though it's mostly chartered and training flights, still it's a very busy airport - I have observed a few business jet and helicopter taking off and land during the 2 hours I was there.

Anyway, Sugar Land Airport has an open house last Saturday as a community event. And of course I need to go since there's jets and planes. Beside I can practice my photography skills with aircraft before I go to the Wings Over Houston Airshow the following weekend.

AH-64 Apache
The magnificent Apache, AH-64! My favorite attack helicopter. One of the most lethal air attack weapon of the US Army.

AH-64 Tail
The Apache has a lot of defense mechanism. The engines has exhaust diffusers to reduce heat signature so heat seeking missile has a hard time to lock on. Then there's that shiny thing under the main rotor, a infra-red jamming device, used to confuse heat seeking missile.

19 Tube Rocket Launcher
Hydra Rocket Launcher. A major ordinance of the Apache. When it's loaded, it carried 19 rockets on each side of the Apache.

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Engine exhausts of the T-38 Talon. The Talon is a jet trainer for the USAF and NASA. These twin-engines are capable of pushing the Talon into supersonic speed.



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2 Reply to "Sugar Land Airport Open House - Part 1"

Petite Tish on October 23, 2008 at 1:25 AM

通过你的角度看战斗机,我有了另外一番认识和感受。:)

 

Colin Woon on October 23, 2008 at 8:32 AM

Thank you HK!

 

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