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Planes gotta land – even if it’s some small strip of land …


You can find a collection of planes landing real close by photos from photographer Joseph Hoflehner.

Or if you prefer video …

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2 April 2012 History 4 Comments


  • danrio says:

    CRAZY ! This brings to mind a disaster which happened in Sacramento in 1972. A vintage F-86 Sabre Jet was departing a small airport the day after an air show and failed to gain altitude. It crashed into a Farrell’s Ice Cream Parlor on the other side of the boulevard from the airfield. The crash and ensuing fire killed a total of 22 people. Miraculously, the pilot survived. At the time, I lived less than 3 miles away and could see the smoke from my residence. Changes were made to landing and take-off policies at that airfield soon thereafter in an effort to prevent similar disasters.

  • Bumper Save says:

    Wow, that’s crazy! Do you know where that is?

  • John in Missouri says:

    I once had lunch in a little restaurant with a great view of McConnell Air Force Base near Wichita, KS. It was incredible watching all the different types of military aircraft landing and taking off.

  • chuki_mama says:

    Wow! My nephew in LA likes to eat at the In-N-Out by LAX and watch the planes take off and land…

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