Aviation

It makes my Head Hurt

A couple of years ago Dad and I were in Houston at Ellington Field and had the chance to photograph this very bizarre looking aircraft. When we first saw it he said to me, “doesn’t that look like one of those aliens from Mars Attacks!?” I just laughed. Every time I think about the Guppy it makes my head hurt trying to figure out how something that bulbous could actually fly. I found it somewhat fitting today since my head just stopped hurting from a cold. Designed to carry massive parts for NASA, this Super Guppy is one of two left airworthy in the world. The nose came off of a 747 but everything else was custom built around it. Amazing piece of engineering in all honesty.

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