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Thursday, December 10, 2009

SkyWatch Friday / Presidential Helicopter






We visited the Richard Nixon Presidential Library yesterday. It is located in Yorba Linda, California just a few miles from my home. The Presidential Helicopter is a popular exhibit there. Photographs may be taken outside, but, once inside they are not allowed. Please click images to enlarge, especially the sign that tells the story of this aircraft.

The sky was very bright and blue yesterday, following a full day of rain the day before.

SkyWatch Friday

19 comments:

Guy D said...

I would love to see inside that helicopter, what history. Great pics.

All the best
Guy
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J Bar said...

Most interesting.
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Martha Z said...

Interesting, I didn't realize that you could find such things at a presidential library. We lived near the Reagan Library for years but never visited.

Photo Cache said...

pretty interesting post. didn't know about the presidential helicopter.

AL said...

Woah! That is soo cool! Haven't heard about that one. Thanks for sharing.

Sylvia K said...

Interesting post, terrific captures and, oh, what lovely blue skies! Looks as though you had the best of the best that day, Carolyn! Thanks for sharing the fun!

Have a great weekend!

Sylvia

Spiderdama said...

Very nice shot! I would love to try it!;-)
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JOE TODD said...

I like the way you incorperate a day trip adventure for a skywatch post Thanks

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

Nice pictures. I love helicopters. I wonder why they won't let you take interior shots?

ifmomsaysok said...

Very cool exhibit.

eileeninmd said...

Lovely California blue skies. I have heard about the Reagan library but I did not know about the Presidential helicopter. That must be a cool place to visit, thanks for sharing your tour.

Gaelyn said...

Wow, and I was thinking you, like really new sombody at the top. Very cool pics of the copter. Wouldn't it be cool to see the sky from on high and inside.

eden said...

Great pictures.. My first time to see that presidential helicopter. thanks for sharing.

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Ebie said...

Hi Carolyn, another addition to my list of "gems to visit". I have read about it and I did not expect it to be this pretty. I think there is free admission during one of the Holidays. hehehe, I better make use of that.

P.S. There is another Carolyn USA in the Skywatch link.

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Carolyn: Very nicely captured with the copter against the blue sky.

Sally in WA said...

Great photos. I'd love to see the inside of the copter. I hope its warmed up for you.

Carletta said...

Super post Carolyn!
I was with my Hubs at the Pentagon many years ago and we saw the Presidents helicopter.
I got chills reading that his chair in the cabin is as he left it.

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

The helicopter
no longer flies through the skies—
grounded forever.


My Sky

storyteller said...

Marvelous views! One of these days I'm going to get myself over to the Nixon Library myself. I’m participating twice this week:
Vistas after Monday's Storm
Clear Southern California Skies
Hugs and blessings,