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ELinder wrote:
Right, any recommendations for hotels in Ft.Worth for Fri-Sun?

I was afraid you'd say 24-70. I've been trying to avoid that obvious $ choice since getting the D4.

Erich


The 24-70 is great for A2A (though it's not a VR), but if you don't own one and do have the 70-200, stick with that for the mission. You won't want to change lenses anyway in the B-25; if you plan on bringing a second body, then you would want a wider lens on it.



Sep 16, 2013 at 04:36 AM
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Tim Adams wrote:
Ten straight days at Reno. At the field every day at 5:30AM, everyday not leaving until well after sunset with the exception of two. Some images soon. Hard to think that we may never race again.


Is that the sense among the teams: that this was the last Reno? I watched a lot of the live Ustream coverage the last three days; great stuff. Too bad Strega had so many problems early in the week, but I get the feeling young Hinton in Voodoo had a few inches of manifold pressure in reserve, if he'd been pushed.



Sep 16, 2013 at 04:42 AM
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stevez wrote:
Is that the sense among the teams: that this was the last Reno? I watched a lot of the live Ustream coverage the last three days; great stuff. Too bad Strega had so many problems early in the week, but I get the feeling young Hinton in Voodoo had a few inches of manifold pressure in reserve, if he'd been pushed.


There is A LOT of stuff going on behind the scenes. That's all I can really say.



Sep 16, 2013 at 05:04 AM
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JWilsonphoto wrote:
This one, or a couple more on the same block:

http://www.tripadvisor.com/Hotel_Review-g55857-d2306647-Reviews-Hilton_Garden_Inn_Fort_Worth_Alliance_Airport-Fort_Worth_Texas.html



Jim & Eric,

Im already checked in there...Friday, Saturday .....& maybe Sunday night

Al



Sep 16, 2013 at 06:33 AM
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For the Allliance A2A mission Im bringing a 1D4 /70-200F2.8IS, & a 5D3/24-105F4 IS

Going on Zims comment I think Im in the ballpark.

Al



Sep 16, 2013 at 06:37 AM
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For Al and anyone else who might need the info:



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2107 Eldorado Pkwy #108
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Sep 16, 2013 at 12:58 PM
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Hopefully there won't be any issues, but if anyone has Fedex problems, let me know and I'll see if my wife can get you some personal service. Dispatching and package tracking is what she does.

Mark



Sep 16, 2013 at 01:17 PM
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stevez wrote:
Is that the sense among the teams: that this was the last Reno? I watched a lot of the live Ustream coverage the last three days; great stuff. Too bad Strega had so many problems early in the week, but I get the feeling young Hinton in Voodoo had a few inches of manifold pressure in reserve, if he'd been pushed.


Of course it will be the last Reno...

I've never been, which means it has to go away before I get a chance to attend.



Sep 16, 2013 at 01:24 PM
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Active shooting event at the Washington Navy Yard .. 8.20am EST so 1hr10min so far

Regan National isn't letting any flights leave thus there may be a trickle down effect

........................ 1021 Reagan National open after a 90 minute halt on flights .. ..................

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Thanks, Andrew.


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Hi Jim:

Thanks for setting up the special rate at the marriott allen. how do we book those rooms?

Glenn



Sep 16, 2013 at 02:52 PM
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Thanks for the A2A lens advice. I'll take the D4/70-200f2.8VR2. I may still get the 24-70 f/2.8 and put it on the D7100, but that combination isn't very wide. I'm also considering the DX 16-85VR lens. That'd give me a fairly wide coverage between the 2 cameras, and the 16-85 seems to be rated fairly high.

While on vacation I visited the Speyer Technical Museum in Germany. I highly recommend it.

Erich





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Sep 16, 2013 at 03:12 PM
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ELinder wrote:
While on vacation I visited the Speyer Technical Museum in Germany. I highly recommend it.

Erich



Use to work on that Voodoo at Ellington, 147th TxANG.



Sep 16, 2013 at 03:27 PM
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Angry wrote:
For the Allliance A2A mission Im bringing a 1D4 /70-200F2.8IS, & a 5D3/24-105F4 IS

Going on Zims comment I think Im in the ballpark.

Al


Sounds good, Al. If it's bumpy you'll want to favor the use of the 24-105. And since you don't really need the long end of the 70-200 for A2A, you might consider swapping the lenses and shooting the 24-105 on the 1D4 and the 70-200 on the 5D3. Your call, of course: our subjects tend to fill the viewfinder even at 24mm when they tuck in close under the B-25's tail.

The second frame is a hefty crop of a D800 file, but it was still shot with the 24-70.





  NIKON D800    24.0-70.0 mm f/2.8 lens    28mm    f/3.5    1/160s    80 ISO    +1.0 EV  






  NIKON D800    24.0-70.0 mm f/2.8 lens    52mm    f/2.8    1/160s    80 ISO    +1.0 EV  






  Canon EOS-1D X    EF70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM lens    142mm    f/6.3    1/50s    50 ISO    +0.7 EV  




Sep 16, 2013 at 03:58 PM
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Stevez: dude, that tight Wildcat pilot portrait is awesome!!


caught off guard with TOPP:



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http://cseriesfirstflight.bombardier.com/

First flight of the Bombardier C Series was today, broadcast live. New mid size commercial jet to compete with the 737 etc.

On another note, after much deliberation, I won't be attending Alliance this year. Just can't squeeze the budget enough for the A2A mission this year, and I think I'll save the funds in the hopes that the jet teams will be back in the air next year.



Sep 16, 2013 at 04:32 PM
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p.3887 #17 · p.3887 #17 · Mustang Air to Air: The Sequel


Just found this on YouTube: Pylon 8, lap 1 of the Unlimited Gold heat on Saturday. Bad__s!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=lBjyb-p4NuE#t=11

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Glenn Watson wrote:
Stevez: dude, that tight Wildcat pilot portrait is awesome!!


Thanks, Glenn. Stuart Milson liked his closeup, too.



Sep 16, 2013 at 04:40 PM
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p.3887 #19 · p.3887 #19 · Mustang Air to Air: The Sequel


Go4Long wrote:
http://cseriesfirstflight.bombardier.com/

First flight of the Bombardier C Series was today, broadcast live. New mid size commercial jet to compete with the 737 etc.

On another note, after much deliberation, I won't be attending Alliance this year. Just can't squeeze the budget enough for the A2A mission this year, and I think I'll save the funds in the hopes that the jet teams will be back in the air next year.


Sorry to hear it, Steve. Understandable, but disappointing.



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I sat there and deliberated, even maneuvered my schedule and budget so that I could justify going. I REALLY want to go...I'm just saddened by all the teams cancellations.

If the teams were still flying I definitely would have hit Abbotsford and Alliance this year (f-22 was supposed to be at Abbotsford), but the lineups and even the static displays at both shows rely so heavily on the US military that justifying the expense for me is tough.

I've heard some rumors circulating about some European content at some of the North American shows next season...that could make things interesting...



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