DC -- Natl Air and Space Museum -- Gallery 206: Legend, Memory and the Great War in the Air (WWI Aviation):
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Description of Subject Matter: Legend, Memory, and the Great War in the Air
November 13, 1991 – Permanent
This gallery features the emergence of air power in World War I and reexamines the reality and the romantic image of this war.
* Voisin VIII: early type of night bomber, 1915
* SPAD XIII: French fighter aircraft also used by Americans
* Fokker D.VII: considered the best German fighter aircraft of WWI
* Albatros D.Va: German fighter aircraft that flew on all fronts during WWI
* Pfalz D.XII: built to replace the outdated Albatros D.Va
* Sopwith Snipe: British aircraft considered one of the best all-around single-seat fighters, although it came quite late in the war
* German factory scene: WWI mass-production techniques, with original equipment
* A model of the Spruce Goose and several artifacts related to its construction (outside the gallery)
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2008 photos: Equipment this year: I was using three cameras -- the Fuji S9000 and the Canon Rebel Xti from last year, and a new camera, the Fuji S100fs. The first two cameras had their pluses and minuses and I really didn't have a single camera that I thought I could use for just about everything. But I loved the S100fs and used it almost exclusively this year.
Trips this year: (1) Civil War Preservation Trust annual conference in Springfield, Missouri , (2) a week in New York, (3) a week in San Diego for the Comic-Con, (4) a driving trip to St. Louis, and (5) a visit to dad and Dixie's in Asheville, North Carolina.
Ego strokes: A picture I'd taken last year during a Friends of the Homeless event was published in USA Today with a photo credit and everything! I became a volunteer photographer with the AFI/Silver theater.
Number of photos taken this year: 330,000.