Monday, October 20, 2008

Monochrome Monday #3: General Aviation


"Tractor Tug"
Fuquay Varina, NC - August 2008 (Click to embiggen)


Back behind the tree line in the little town of Fuquay Varina, NC I happened upon this small, independent, but still operational airfield. The folks here specialize in general aviation. They tow skyborne ad banners mainly. And like most small businesses, they improvise quite a lot. This Ford tractor is what they use for a "tug" to tow aircraft on the ground from point to point.
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14 comments:

Mimi Lenox said...

Tractors and airplanes....big boy toys. I like what you do with black and white, no matter the toy.

Gbex and Ellen said...

Hello, Have a nice week ahead!!!

leslie said...

Great shot! Have a great week. :D

magiceye said...

thats a lovely shot!

Aileni said...

That tractor looks heavily customised for the job they have given it. My first love is aircraft so I love this. As I frequently say, B&W suits machines perfectly.

Greyscale Territory said...

What a fascinating piece of machinery!

Dragonstar said...

Love it! Machinery looks so good in B&W, and your composition is perfect.

me ann my camera said...

Its always nice to have a view of another's world!

Catherine said...

What an unusual and fantastic subject for B&W. You're Monochrome inspired.

Pleeaase! No improvisation with aviation. Aces'time is past.

Daryl said...

This is wonderful, the sort of photo you want to invent a back story for ...

:-Daryl

snowelf said...

Another fabulous view of the world through mojo's wonderful eye.

:)
--snow

babooshka said...

My island is full of these. Great choice for a mono.

Liz said...

Well, if it works!

Nydia said...

Unusual photo about this old-time Ford!