Thanks everyone. The flight sim has been a BIG part of my life clear back to the late 1980's. I've virtually flown to every country in the world, and every off shore chunk of land of any size. Its funny that sometimes I actually recognize scenes in real life or on TV from my flight sim memories. This Lockheed L10E is an awesome model for the simulator. It actually comes with a useable sextant and wind drift instrument that were essential in the day. In all my flights, I've used period technology to navigate and its been a lot of fun and has provided MANY learning experiences. I am the classic pilot-wanna be and if the Navy had not had such a problem with my hay fever, I may right now be a retired airline pilot after finishing a career in the Navy. Sigh.
slrc...why am I NOT surprised!!! very, very creative! how fitting!!! Bravo! again!
What MCP said and again it beats hanging out at airports and getting run off by the airport police!
what a great idea! love how you pulled this together. Voted!!
Cool take on the topic...
It's Friday. I must vote.....for this creative photo.
Cool idea, and I agree with Lenscap... nice setup work!
As lenscap said, great thinking on your part, adding the map and compass. Too bad she couldn't have landed safely just by using a joy stick. Great shot!
great picture, lovely composition! vote!
good idea, agree with Lenscap, voted
After visiting and commenting on most of the entries this morning, I find myself back to this entry and feel like I need to add more to my earlier comment. Submitter, it is obvious to me that you did some intense thinking and strategic planning for this entry. The map showing her last departure area, the Compus, use of the TV/monitor as part of the shot, your hand on the joystick...wow, fantastic. Then there are the photographic qualities of the shot that appeal to me as well: crisp focus, nice color, excellent use of light and spot on cropping. Bravo! and good luck!
Oh, if only Amelia had, had your skills :-( Great idea using a video game to navigate on the greatphotorace. I like the composition. The details help tell the story.
Good creation for our topic! Well composed. Vote.
another one out of the box thinking then, good effort, good luck
How was this photo constructed? when zoomed in you get the same effect when you take a shot from the television
interesting take on this week's topic. kudos to you for your out of the box thinking!
Very interesting shot. Glad you could bring her in safely.
On July 2nd, 1937 Amelia Earhart took off from Lae, New Guinea in her fuel-heavy Lockheed Electra 10E. Her destination Howland Island, a low, very small island in a remote area of the Pacific Ocean - halfway to Hawaii - and nearing completion of circumnavigation of the globe. For one reason or another, she never made it. Her loss has been an intrigueing aviation mystery.