Driving back to Flagstaff, Arizona, after my all too brief stay at the Grand Canyon, I took a break at the Planes of Fame Air Museum, in the town of Valle (approximately halfway between Flagstaff and Grand Canyon).
The Planes of Fame Air Museum in Valle was established in 1995, and houses over 40 vintage aircraft, many of which are still flyable. The mission of the museum is to “… preserve aviation history, inspire interest in aviation, educate the public, and honor aviation pioneers and veterans.”
While I have experienced the joys of air travel on many occasions from the inside of large passenger planes, I have had little opportunity to get up close and personal and examine various aircraft at ground level – which the Planes of Fame Air Museum, allows you to do.
The museum has its share of military aircraft, most dating from the 1950s, and a couple of bi-planes dating from an earlier era. Located outside the main hangar are numerous aircraft bodies in various states of disrepair, and it is one of these that features as today’s photograph.
I particularly like the way the rusted framework is silhouetted against the sky, which has a deep blue color made even deeper blue by the polarizing filter I used on my camera.