The week in review in photos - a Super Guppy and Sugarplum Elves
Posted in Photography on July 30, 2012
NASA's Super Guppy cargo aircraft arrived at KBFI on July 26, 2012, carrying the mid-section of the full-fuselage trainer (FFT), which is being installed in the Charles Simonyi Space Gallery at Seattle's Museum of Flight.
The FFT mid-section was unloaded at Boeing's miliary ramp, which meant access was greatly restricted and the media had to do their filming and photography from the museum's second-floor administrative balcony.
The FFT being moved to its cradle prior to being moved into the gallery building, complete with gratuitous camera shot.
I was lucky enough to be invited to tour the cockpit section's flight deck, where the cool factor is high but the headroom is low. Just imagine — every astronaut to ever ride the Shuttle trained in here.
One of the many overhead control panels in the FFT cockpit.
A fun shot of the gallery's facade with the museum's Concorde reflected in the glass.
One more shot of the Super Guppy, then it's on to, …
Sugarplum Elves! The photo shoot was for their 2013 fundraiser calendar, and you can place your pre-order right here. You know I'll be buying an extra one to send to mom; these are family-friendly elves.