Boeing MD-10-30 (ORBIS), Lockheed P2V Neptune

@Moffett Federal Airfield, Mountain View, CA

July 2016

The new MD-10 Flying Eye Hospital made a stop in the Bay Area recently and I was able to photograph it from the other side of Highway 101.  This is the third iteration of ORBIS’s airborne hospital, this one based on a MD-10 airframe donated by Federal Express.  FedEx will be providing the volunteer crews and maintenance services.  Tarmac was shared with a P2V Neptune, wearing the colors of Patrol Squadron Two.  First flown in 1945, the US Naval Reserve retired its last Neptunes in 1978.  Nikon D500 w/80-400mm, processed with Aperture.


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