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Tacoma is situated in the State of Washington NW USA. A port city, it is situated along Washington's Puget Sound, 32 miles southwest of Seattle.

 

The flight is from KTIW Tacoma Narrows Airport, situated 5 miles west of Tacoma. Close to the airport is the Tacoma Narrows Bridge. We also fly near KTCM McChord Field Airport in one of the pictures.

 

The original Tacoma Narrows Bridge opened in July 1940. The original bridge received its nickname "Galloping Gertie" due to of the vertical movement of the deck observed by construction workers during windy conditions.The bridge became known for its pitching deck, and collapsed into Puget Sound the morning of November 7, 1940, under high wind conditions. New bridges were built in 1950 and 2007.

 

Orbx  KTIW Tacoma Narrows Airport and True Earth Washington USA. XP 11.55.

 

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21 minutes ago, wain71 said:

great shots, is that the bridge that we see quite often on tv swaying erratically then falling?......I watch a program about that the other week, very interesting...

 

Thanks Wayne :). It might be as there are videos of the old bridge swaying and then collapsing.

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Paul, a great set of images here. You keep on flying and taking shots in one of my favorite regions, which makes me happy :) Keep on flying! 

 

Landon

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2 hours ago, VH-KDK said:

A wonderful set Paul and a informative introduction too.

I like your  PA-30 as well,  a pleasant colour scheme.:)

 

Many thanks Martyn. The PA-30 is pretty good (vFlyteAir). :)

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2 hours ago, Sniper31 said:

Paul, a great set of images here. You keep on flying and taking shots in one of my favorite regions, which makes me happy :) Keep on flying! 

 

Landon

 

Thank you Landon. Well I recently purchased the Washington bundle for XP, so just trying out the airports! :)

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Hi Paul, this is an interesting and pleasant trip ... and XP11 presents a really beautiful scenery :)

About the bridge, maybe it is good to remind that is not the wind high force which caused the collapse but the wind frequency unfortunate coincidence with one of the bridge owns's natural frequency  A point which is at present fortunately well known for engineering bridge design since this famous bad event O0  Happy flights

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14 minutes ago, jean marc said:

Hi Paul, this is an interesting and pleasant trip ... and XP11 presents a really beautiful scenery :)

About the bridge, maybe it is good to remind that is not the wind high force which caused the collapse but the wind frequency unfortunate coincidence with one of the bridge owns's natural frequency  A point which is at present fortunately well known for engineering bridge design since this famous bad event O0  Happy flights

 

Thank you Jean Marc. I learn something new every day! :)

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7 hours ago, andiflyit said:

Fantastic set again Paul, specially the 2 shots above the airport. :)

 

I can confirm that, it's very good.

 

Thank you Andreas. Glad that you liked them. :)

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2 hours ago, adambar said:

Fantastic shots of the Tacoma area Paul! :)  I like the color scheme on the PA-30.

 

Thank you Adam. The PA-30 is a recent purchase and I am growing to like it! :)

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21 hours ago, VH-KDK said:

 

that's the one, it was a program about bridges that were built and didn't work and then how engineers learnt from the mistakes....yeah I know maybe I should get out more...:D, wife fell asleep...

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19 hours ago, paulb said:

 

Many thanks Martyn. The PA-30 is pretty good (vFlyteAir). :)

I just looked through my list and I have this plane, but not downloaded or installed, doing this now...also just realised I can update to their Cherokee 140 Modern with 50% off, might be one for the weekend...

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45 minutes ago, wain71 said:

I just looked through my list and I have this plane, but not downloaded or installed, doing this now...also just realised I can update to their Cherokee 140 Modern with 50% off, might be one for the weekend...

 

Always worth flying something different Wayne! :)

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