Mustang Air to Air: The Sequel
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tom cardin
Registered: Mar 08, 2005
Total Posts: 1991
Country: United States

To have Joe Kittinger on the crew was a good choice. He has always been on my list of someone I"d like to shake hands with'
Watched the whole thing, in real time, and I can say I would of been a lot slower making that first step.. What a project..

Tom



futurshox
Registered: Feb 15, 2008
Total Posts: 2415
Country: United States

If he had bottled it, could he have stayed with the balloon and ridden it down? Was that an option?
Glad he didn't though! Awesome jump.



Go4Long
Registered: Sep 04, 2005
Total Posts: 1559
Country: Canada

Yes, the balloon had a safety system to allow the balloon to be cut away and emergency chutes deployed including crumple zones for landing, that being said, it still would not have been a pleasant landing. The only issue he reported was that his visor was fogging up through the colder air at around 70'000 ft, but as he descended that went away.



Sam_S
Registered: Aug 21, 2006
Total Posts: 255
Country: Switzerland

Anyone else head up to Axalp this year?

Wednesday show was cancelled due to weather. Thursday was nice until clouds rolled in 30 minutes before the show. I used a 400mm F/5.6 on a 1D3. Sorry for the frozen blades on the super puma. Low shutterspeeds isn't my thing.

Spot the Saab Grippen F demonstrator which was in the country for further evaluation.

























































Colin Giersberg
Registered: Jun 01, 2008
Total Posts: 2105
Country: United States

Beautiful set, Sam.

Regards, Colin



brian_sp
Registered: Jan 19, 2011
Total Posts: 1552
Country: Canada

man this thread is PACKED with excellent images, now that i have been bitten by the airshow bug i see Nellis AFB is having an open house in November, anyone going?



threemilesfina
Registered: Oct 30, 2011
Total Posts: 306
Country: Canada

Sam, those are great!!!

I was out with the Squadron for their Fall Gliding... A bit chilly and breezy with 9kt gusting 14kt from 20 degrees off the pipe but we got it done.


The Cadet WO1 of our Squadron is quite the character.




Sloooooooow panning...



Tim Adams
Registered: Jan 01, 2004
Total Posts: 2649
Country: United States

A little nose art.



Tim Adams
Registered: Jan 01, 2004
Total Posts: 2649
Country: United States

September Fate.



Jeff W.
Registered: Feb 09, 2008
Total Posts: 1906
Country: United States

Absolutely killer images Tim



Bill Gass
Registered: Feb 09, 2006
Total Posts: 3893
Country: United States

Sam_S

--- WOW ---



JWilsonphoto
Registered: Jan 16, 2002
Total Posts: 16221
Country: United States

What Bill said!



MMcGrath
Registered: Apr 15, 2006
Total Posts: 2171
Country: United Kingdom

I made it home.

8hrs at JFK yesterday between flights. My travel co-ordinator needs to do a better job of arranging my flights.



Tim Adams
Registered: Jan 01, 2004
Total Posts: 2649
Country: United States

The whole plane.



Angry
Registered: Nov 08, 2011
Total Posts: 1210
Country: Australia

Jeff W. wrote:
Absolutely killer images Tim


I agree



Leo Hursh
Registered: Jul 18, 2004
Total Posts: 1608
Country: United States

Sam, those are gorgeous! Thanks for sharing.



Leo Hursh
Registered: Jul 18, 2004
Total Posts: 1608
Country: United States

Tim, beautiful images as always.



Tim Adams
Registered: Jan 01, 2004
Total Posts: 2649
Country: United States

Sam_S wrote:
Anyone else head up to Axalp this year?

Wednesday show was cancelled due to weather. Thursday was nice until clouds rolled in 30 minutes before the show. I used a 400mm F/5.6 on a 1D3. Sorry for the frozen blades on the super puma. Low shutterspeeds isn't my thing.

Spot the Saab Grippen F demonstrator which was in the country for further evaluation.


Wow. Mountains and planes. Hard to beat that combo.



JWilsonphoto
Registered: Jan 16, 2002
Total Posts: 16221
Country: United States

F86 on the roll............



JWilsonphoto
Registered: Jan 16, 2002
Total Posts: 16221
Country: United States

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