Mustang Air to Air: The Sequel
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JWilsonphoto
Registered: Jan 16, 2002
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Country: United States

Now this looks like one of us shot it, well except it's not in the light we would have chosen.



http://marcbrecy.perso.neuf.fr/shuttlelax/Shuttlelaxvideo.html



JWilsonphoto
Registered: Jan 16, 2002
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As of this morning I am left with my memories of Glenn. His relatives did what they do, what I anticipated, swept in and changed the locks on his hangar, packed up the leopard Glenn gave me and beat feet out of town. No wonder Glenn had issues trusting anyone. I regret that they are what they are, but that being a given, I am relieved that my relationship with them is over. My guess is, based upon how important it is to them, Glenn's wealth will destroy them for generations. Sometimes God gives you what you pursue, for better or worse. Proverbs 11:6 came to me last night, very appropriate.



astrobrian
Registered: Sep 27, 2012
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Shaggy Wolf wrote:
astrobrian wrote:
Slightly off topic, but am wondering if I am losing it when it comes to live atc. On my handheld scanner I have entered every freq it has, and then on airnav.com I have added any that weren't already there. (all for KAUS) When on the feed I hear the tower loud and clear, but have never been able to get it on the handheld and also not hearing about 1/3 of the inbound comm. Am I missing something?


How close are you to the tower? It might be that you are too far away, and either a more sensitive receiver or a better antenna will get you what you are looking for.


15-20 miles, I would think that should be within range, but the receiver may not be good enough.



FlyingPhotog
Registered: May 09, 2008
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F1 at COTA should be an annual event subject to the whims of Formula 1.

From a "Building Of..." show I saw on Speed Channel, COTA has American LeMans, a couple of sportscar series and Motorcycles already booked for 2013.



astrobrian
Registered: Sep 27, 2012
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RobMoser wrote:
astrobrian wrote:
Slightly off topic, but am wondering if I am losing it when it comes to live atc. On my handheld scanner I have entered every freq it has, and then on airnav.com I have added any that weren't already there. (all for KAUS) When on the feed I hear the tower loud and clear, but have never been able to get it on the handheld and also not hearing about 1/3 of the inbound comm. Am I missing something?


By design (frequency and power) aircraft radios are more or less line of sight local communicators. Which isn't as limiting as it sounds since from an aircraft line of sight can be pretty far. There are exceptions to this such as the HF radios used over the North Atlantic for maintaining separation, but for the average use, aircraft radios are designed to minimize distance rather than the reverse.

I live right on the approach to DFW and up above it, maybe 4 miles from the inner marker. I can pick up most of the air/ground and the ground controller communications but rarely the aircraft on the ground communications. All this on my transceiver. My scanner doesn't do as we'll, though (quite a price differential between them, of course).

Rob

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Thanks, yeah if it is line of sight based, that would explain it for sure.



astrobrian
Registered: Sep 27, 2012
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JWilsonphoto wrote:
Now that we have boots on the ground intel on Austin, we might want to make that a gathering. will that be an annual event now? What will they do with the facility the rest of the year?

I know there were talks of a Moto GP bike race there and some other smaller stuff. As for making a gathering, living close by I would be all for that



gerov
Registered: Nov 29, 2004
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Jim,
I'm very sorry to hear this, but also feel a sense of relief for you that it is over. May your memories of your time spent and friendship with Glenn remain forever strong.

Gero



JWilsonphoto
Registered: Jan 16, 2002
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Thanks Gero. You are right. I was getting to the point where his family was tainting my memories of Glenn. However, he would have been the first one to tell me to pull the plug, and much earlier than today. Went and had lunch at McAlister's a little while ago, we ate there a thousand times. I knew this day would come, and I appreciate the 2 1/2 months to get ready for it, it would have been much tougher had I not been able to open his door and gradually come to grips with the fact that he was no longer there.



JWilsonphoto
Registered: Jan 16, 2002
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Well Y'All in Austin keep an eye on that facility and we'll go knock their socks off with raw talent!! Who knows, we might start "Where The Rubber Meets The Road" Part One................



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

PDumm wrote:
With my on going quest to try something new with photogphy, I tried some new angles today wile out shooting.


Hey Paul, this is absolutely my favorite shot of an Allegiant bird departing Willie - terrific image and I'm glad you decided to try something different



Glenn Watson
Registered: Nov 13, 2007
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F1 has a 10 year deal with COTA so it will be an annual event for at least that long. MotoGP bikes in April, and V8 Supercars from Austrailia which i'm not familiar with the series but they look cool. There is also the Ferrari Challenge and GT3 Porche series that will race there. Its pretty damn cool!



Glenn



Glenn Watson
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JamesG
Registered: May 26, 2002
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A couple more slightly off topic but still aviation related, whilst on a quick visit to London I made a quick detour to visit the new memorial to RAF Bomber Command that was unveiled earlier this year. Only 60 years late but I suppose better late than never!













Glenn Watson
Registered: Nov 13, 2007
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ironhide wrote:
Nice shots Glenn and Jo. Where were you guys at? I was roaming around turns 2,3, 1, 19/20. Lots of walking today



Were you by chance wearing a red shirt?
I actually thought I saw you at turn 2 but it didnt occur to me you would be there. You really to train for the walking dont you? 3.5 mile track doesnt sound that long until you have to walk from end to end and back!

Glenn



JWilsonphoto
Registered: Jan 16, 2002
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Nice shots James, thank you for sharing those. "Off topic", at MA2A? Imagine that?!



JWilsonphoto
Registered: Jan 16, 2002
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Hey Glenn,

Thanks for doing the leg work, literally! I think the whole purpose of that track being built was to give us more opportunities to shoot together. Keep me posted, I'm in! This will give us a chance to broaden our shooting spectrum.



JWilsonphoto
Registered: Jan 16, 2002
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Just went out and bored a few holes in this beautiful Texas sky. The Cub loves this crisp, dense air.



Glenn Watson
Registered: Nov 13, 2007
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In addition to having a blast at the track, never haven shot anything like that before, I also got a new computer yesterday. Something i dont normally get to geeked up about, but since upgrading to LR4 a month or two ago, my 3 year old laptop with 4 gigs of ram just wasnt up to the task of editing photos. It took 10-15 seconds just to go from one pic to the next in the library. As for D800 files forget about it - those just casued smoke to come out of the computer and the screen to go blank. Now i'm on a brand new proper machine with 64 bit OS, 16gig ram, etc and i'm blown away! Hope i'm not abusing my posting rights with the F1 pics but i'm so stoked to be able to turn out photos again.

Pole postion for tomorrows main event, Sebastian Vettel:



Glenn



Angry
Registered: Nov 08, 2011
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Jan-Arie wrote:
Whooohooo yes cool shots of the F1 that Tyrell is awesome thats the classic one from Glenn, Jo very cool and niceeeee and crispy



X2..

Al



Angry
Registered: Nov 08, 2011
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Country: Australia

Glenn Watson wrote:
F1 has a 10 year deal with COTA so it will be an annual event for at least that long. MotoGP bikes in April, and V8 Supercars from Austrailia which i'm not familiar with the series but they look cool. There is also the Ferrari Challenge and GT3 Porche series that will race there. Its pretty damn cool!



Glenn



Glenn & Tim,

You'll love V8 Aussie Supercars,...awasome series...big banger v8's lots noise....close racing...

Al



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