Airfield landing


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The Quicksilver GT-500 ultralight aircraft outside of the hangar at Torrance Airport
Quicksilver GT-500 Ultralight aircraft

This unique and fun to fly FAA certified airplane will take off and land in only a few
hundred feet. The maximum weight is 1000 pounds, it carries 16 gallons of fuel and
has a range of 300 miles. It is equiped with standard flight and engine instruments,
including a transponder and a radio.

Quicksilver GT-500 Ultralight aircraft
Flight school instructor Jon Thornburgh is checking the Bombardier engine before
take-off from Louis S. Zamperini airfield, named after the Torrance Tornado. During
the war Lou's B-24 bomber fell into see near Palmyra Island, he survived and was
rescued by the Japanese after drifting 47 days in a life raft, off the Marshall Islands.
Zamperini Field / Torrance Airport

View from the cockpit towards Long Beach just after we reached height
Cockpit of the Ultralight aircraft

Panoramic view of the Palos Verdes Peninsula and the Pacific coastline
Palos Verdes Peninsula

In the south of Los Angeles: King Harbor Marina at Redondo Beach from above
King Harbor and Redondo Beach

Panoramic view on the refinery south of El Segundo and LAX International Airport.
This hub at the Pacific Rim in Westchester, was formerly known as Mines Field.
El Segundo and LAX Airport from above

Jon Thornburgh, a former Delta Airlines pilot who flew fighter planes in Vietnam, is
sitting behind me and doing all the work while i'm doing aerial photography...
The flight instructor Jon

Intersection of the Imperial Highway and San Diego Freeway in Los Angeles
Imperial Highway in Los Angeles


Above San Pedro looking towards the container terminals of Los Angeles Harbor
Los Angeles Harbor and San Pedro

Looking down on the S.S. Lane Victory, a cruise ship and Vincent Thomas Bridge
Vincent Thomas Bridge :: Los Angeles

A big passenger liner is turning in the small harbour basin...
Passenger Liner / Cruise Ship in Los Angeles


Panoramic view on the L.A. River, Long Beach and the Marina Park
Long Beach from above

Since 1967 luxury liner Queen Mary is permanently moored in Long Beach Harbor
Queen Mary in Long Beach