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Been committing pixelcide over the last few days but of course, you run across a shot that you once were happy with that just begs to be re-cooked.

From the 2010 Archive:


Coincidentally, this was from a Clay Lacy / Paul Bowen / Bombardier project that camped at Phoenix-Gateway for like a week in January of that year. Huge production involving five BizJets, Foto Fanny and one of Clay's "AstroJets" as well.



Jan 16, 2013 at 10:24 PM
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p.3503 #2 · p.3503 #2 · Mustang Air to Air: The Sequel


Might be doing similar production in 2013 Jay. I'll keep you posted.


Jan 16, 2013 at 10:39 PM
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p.3503 #3 · p.3503 #3 · Mustang Air to Air: The Sequel


Jay,

Excuse my ignorance but what is " Foto Fanny and one of Clay's "AstroJets"
Any pics ??

Al



Jan 16, 2013 at 11:05 PM
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p.3503 #4 · p.3503 #4 · Mustang Air to Air: The Sequel


Angry wrote:
Jay,

Excuse my ignorance but what is " Foto Fanny and one of Clay's "AstroJets"
Any pics ??

Al


Foto Fanny is a B-25 from the Planes of Fame group in Chino, CA. She's "tweaked" for the photo and film industry. Beyond the normal ability to remove the tail guns, she also has a special nose that can be fitted which has optically flat glass in several places instead of the usual wobbly-wavy plexi.

The "AstroJet" (and I think that's the correct name) is a LearJet that has periscope lenses protruding from both the bottom and top of the fuselage for doing high-speed in-flight photography and videography. IIRC, Clay Lacy also has one where a remote camera can be mounted in the nose.

Someone correct me if I'm off the mark, but probably 90-95% of footage of commercial jets in flight over the last 30 years were shot from Clay Lacy's Lears.


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Jan 16, 2013 at 11:13 PM
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p.3503 #5 · p.3503 #5 · Mustang Air to Air: The Sequel


Take a breath Jim...Spring will be here soon...the bluebonnets began breaking ground last weekend.








Jan 16, 2013 at 11:13 PM
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p.3503 #6 · p.3503 #6 · Mustang Air to Air: The Sequel


JWilsonphoto wrote:
Might be doing similar production in 2013 Jay. I'll keep you posted.


Willing and able to assist...



Jan 16, 2013 at 11:21 PM
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Rodolfo: Time Warping Hornet is AWESOME!!!


Jan 16, 2013 at 11:22 PM
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Wrei wrote:
Take a breath Jim...Spring will be here soon...the bluebonnets began breaking ground last weekend.

http://eddiewreispix.zenfolio.com/img/s3/v40/p37261654-5.jpg



Just another thing I love about The Lone Star. Are we ready to secede yet? Can't be far from it.



Jan 16, 2013 at 11:32 PM
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I may have to move to OK, they seem to have more spirit about freedom than any other state!


Jan 16, 2013 at 11:44 PM
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p.3503 #10 · p.3503 #10 · Mustang Air to Air: The Sequel


They do make a good buffer on the north end don't they?


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p.3503 #11 · p.3503 #11 · Mustang Air to Air: The Sequel


In the end, all this garbage is just rhetoric. Not much will happen, the government is so clumsy and inefficient that they can't enforce the laws on the books now, much less a raft of new ones. Not that they will be laws, more like edicts. They'll prevent nothing, keep no one safer, and from the looks of things have already put tens of thousands of new guns and millions of rounds of ammunition into play, it's insanity, but it will make the left happy, so why not. Welcome to the era of smoke and mirrors, where up is down, debt is good, more debt is better, and life only means something after birth.


Jan 17, 2013 at 12:08 AM
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No kidding. I spent 30 minutes trying to order new ammo from Cabella's. Their server was overloaded, and when I got connected all the ammo was backordered. Makes one wonder what the idiot in the WH was really trying to do? Whatever it was, it backfired on him.


Jan 17, 2013 at 12:11 AM
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Another skilled aviator has been lost. Freddy Cabanas was flying in Cozumel Mexico for an upcoming airshow when he crashed. He and his passenger were killed. No matter the skill level, flying can get you with little warning.

Here he just passed Pylon 2 at can level in 2007.




Jan 17, 2013 at 01:30 AM
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p.3503 #14 · p.3503 #14 · Mustang Air to Air: The Sequel


Cabanas flew "American Beauty" in 2008 coming in low and tight.




Jan 17, 2013 at 01:45 AM
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p.3503 #15 · p.3503 #15 · Mustang Air to Air: The Sequel


Another from 2007. Cabanas coming at Pylon 8




Jan 17, 2013 at 01:50 AM
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One of my favorites from 2007, catching legendary air racing photographer Neal Nurmi taking aim at Cabanas.




Jan 17, 2013 at 01:55 AM
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Life's A Beech .. Then You Fly!



Jan 17, 2013 at 02:14 AM
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JWilsonphoto wrote:
Rodolfo I missed those posts somehow. Don't think you need to change much of anything. Of course if you can get Jeff to help you Welkerize them, then you'll have the best of all worlds.


Rodolfo has no need of my intervention with his images. On the contrary, I need the help. What seems like too many years ago to count, my dad inflicted me with a mantra when shooting weddings - never let the bride fall out of the photograph!

It is a ridiculous mindset to bring to aviation photography; however, I can't seem to break myself of that way of looking at images. As Jim says; the image is fine as is



Jan 17, 2013 at 02:48 AM
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I'm so glad I had a little time with Bob Odegaard. With his death, we're probably going to lose this beauty. Word is it will go back to ND at some point.




Jan 17, 2013 at 02:54 AM
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Wrei wrote:
No kidding. I spent 30 minutes trying to order new ammo from Cabella's. Their server was overloaded, and when I got connected all the ammo was backordered. Makes one wonder what the idiot in the WH was really trying to do? Whatever it was, it backfired on him.


Halle and I were spending the evening together last night because Sheila was at a Women of Faith gathering. She's fascinated with all kinds of animals so I thought we'd go look at all the fish in the wall of water at Cabela's and all the wild animals on display there. The store was basically empty, until you rounded the corner for firearms and ammunition. That dept. was wall to wall people and they had a dozen computer stations set up, all full, where buyers could do whatever paperwork was required. The gun cases were full of empty spaces, as were the rifle racks. I heard the department manager say that gun sales have gone up 500% in the last 30 days and ammo, depending upon caliber, is made out of unobtanium. My guess is that this will all settle down when it becomes clear that it's all political posturing, but we'll have a zillion more guns out there and closets filled with high caliber rounds. Once again, government does what it does best, screw things up, all in the interest of "protecting" us.

Sheila and I took in a movie this evening, Matt Damon starred in it and it was about fracking for natural gas. I am so sick of this BS, you can't even go to a movie to chill without being bombarded with some agenda from one side or the other........uh mostly "the other". I told Sheila, never in any period in my life have I been more confused about the truth and the correct course on so many subjects. Everyone has an agenda, the other side lies, the other side from that lies, or is so stupid that they hear a lie in their favor and cause it to go viral. I came home and researched fracking for an hour.......uh, it will kill everything within 10,000 miles........or it is perfectly safe and harmless, pick your side and don't be dissuaded by anything to the contrary. Global warming/global cooling, last night I watched as an economist who writes for the NY Times (suspect already) spent an hour telling an interviewer that the debt ceiling and the looming debt crisis was all concocted by the extreme right and that we have no liquidity problems at all, in fact, we can fund all the entitlements, all the unemployment benefits, and all the senate's wish list for the next four years. His proposal was that we just print up more currency as needed. He extrapolated, somewhat tongue in cheek, that we could pay off China by minting a stack of trillion dollar coins and sending them over to pay the debt. He said, we're not in trouble at all, we have our own currency, we can just print/mint more as we need it and never default". This all went on with a straight face by both the idiot and the interviewer on PBS. I kept expecting to find out it was a Saturday Night Live skit, but it's the new reality.

Can anyone explain to me, the irony in the fact that the loss of life in CT, and I'm not minimizing the horror and excruciating losses there, can elicit such swift and decisive action from Washington, but we can quietly snuff out 50 million......FIFTY MILLION children's lives in this country with nary a wimper? Am I missing something? Man, do you have to be a Christian, or a conservative to be horrified by that? I would think that you'd just have to be a human. My brother tells me, "it's complicated", is it, is it really? Or is it just "inconvenient" to dig through the muck and self deception? Maybe it's all too "complicated" and the group that fights the hardest, screams the loudest, beats the opposition to a bloody pulp in the media gets their way.

We're certainly as polarized as we've ever been in my lifetime, but I keep thinking that just our common bond as humans and a minimum of common sense, should give us enough tools and motivation to find the middle ground. I don't see it and the longer it goes, the less I think it's possible.

The Reverend Billy Graham hit the nail on the head not long ago when he said, "If God doesn't judge America soon, He owes Sodom and Gomorrah an apology".



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