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A-7 at Montrose Regional

28 December 2012

A-7 at Montrose Regional — photo by Joseph May

 — photo by Joseph May

LTV Corsair II at Montrose Regional Airport circa 2002 — photo by Joseph May

Montrose Regional Airport (MTJ)

These images were taken in of around the year 2002 and, though I am not sure of their date, are of the LTV A-7 Corsair II mounted on a plinth at the Montrose Regional Airport (MTJ) in Montrose CO. The images were captured in the old school way using slide film. Since  Colorado is famous for crisp blue skies I used Ekatchrome slide film since it recorded blues so accurately — and it is nice to see film grain again, at least for some of us.

 — photo by Joseph May

Right profile view of this A-7 — photo by Joseph May

A nice surprise to see in the images was the presence of a white Land Rover 110 in the front row of the parking lot in front of the terminal. Montrose was wonderful to visit and was also an excellent place to get my Subaru repaired after having lost a rear wheel bearing — but that is a story of being on the road, not one for this aviation related blog 😉

 — photo by Joseph May

Left aspect view of this Corsair II and note the white LR 110 below the left horizontal stabilizer and in front of the terminal building — photo by Joseph May

4 Comments leave one →
  1. 28 December 2012 04:13

    Nice pics. I always liked the looks of the A-7

    • travelforaircraft permalink*
      28 December 2012 18:22

      I’ve like the looks of the A-7, as well 🙂

  2. 28 December 2012 09:41

    there sure is a richness in the greys and blues, that’s for sure. Every time I see an image of the A-7, I’m reminded of a crash years ago that happened here in Indy when one tried to land at our airport, pilot bailed over the airport perimeter and it went through the lobby of a hotel, with loss of lives.
    On a more positive note, we used to go down to Camp Atterbury; driven in about two miles; and, from a huge tower on site, watched A7’s & 10’s do practice bombing and strafing runs.. I doubt homeland security allows that anymore…

    • travelforaircraft permalink*
      28 December 2012 18:24

      Yes, you’ve nailed it … the greys and the blues have a different quality when above 5000 feet. Too bad of course about the crash. I wouldn’t be surprised if Homeland Security has discontinued the viewing practice–they entertain us in different ways now :p

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