#PlaneSpotted: Mil Mi-8 'Hip'

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An unusual sight over Full Sail University in Winter Park, Florida from a while ago: http://instagram.com/p/zMAMgeBTbs/

I tried to capture it with my phone as it was hauling due south right down Semoran Boulevard at about 100 feet last April. I seriously thought the Russians were coming. Here's a closer look:

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Anyone with any information about this? What's an Mi-8 doing buzzing around Orlando?

#Planespotted: Douglas DC-3

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A special #Planespotted from back in February of 2013: John Phelps' Douglas DC-3 made a couple of passes over the Hall of Fame Induction Ceremonies at Full Sail University in Winter Park, Florida. It's not every day you see this, and it was particularly cool to get buzzed a couple of times by this immaculately well-kept old bird. Again, apologies for the dreadful Android phone image quality.

Another look:

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DC-3 over Full Sail

See something cool flying overhead that you don't normally see? Snap a photo of it and send it to me. Be sure to include your name, where you live, what plane it is, and where you saw it. The good ones will get posted.

#Planespotted: Antonov An-124

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2013-06-22_12-57-44_593 Caught her heading west over Orlando near UCF back on June 22nd, presumably heading into MCO. Apologies for the crappy image quality. I took it with my old Droid X2 phone. I got an iPhone last week. So there's that.

Here's another, equally crappy photo:

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And a close-up:

See something cool flying overhead that you don't normally see? Snap a photo of it and send it to me. Be sure to include your name, where you live, what plane it is, and where you saw it. The good ones will get posted.