Mustang Air to Air: The Sequel
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JWilsonphoto
Registered: Jan 16, 2002
Total Posts: 19260
Country: United States

One of the neatest things I've ever witnessed.......................



Jan-Arie
Registered: Dec 24, 2005
Total Posts: 4093
Country: Netherlands

Nice one's Jim very nice light

Just over my appartment Airfrance A380 F-HPJD CDG - NRT 35000 ft

CDG = Paris, Charles De Gaulle to NRT = Tokyo, Narita



Ernie Aubert
Registered: Apr 19, 2007
Total Posts: 4797
Country: United States

Jim, where was that, and what was going on? There's lots of colored lights, in the air and on the surface. Small hot-air balloons? What about what's on the water in the distance?



Glenn Watson
Registered: Nov 13, 2007
Total Posts: 3835
Country: United States

Hi Ernie:

Thunder Over Cedar Creek Airshow ----those are boats and lakehouses on the shore...



Glenn



Glenn Watson
Registered: Nov 13, 2007
Total Posts: 3835
Country: United States

Randy Ball providing the "Thunder" over Cedar Creek...




Rodolfo Paiz
Registered: Jan 07, 2007
Total Posts: 9906
Country: United States

Wow... no restrictions on boaters in the area?



futurshox
Registered: Feb 15, 2008
Total Posts: 2775
Country: United States

Yes, they mark out a display box with bouys and chase errant boats out of that area. Glenn's shot is showing the far end of that box as Randy is coming in.

Here's a few from Cedar Creek. Check out the sunspot on the sun! Jim spotted it. I checked it out, it is Sunspot AR1785.



JWilsonphoto
Registered: Jan 16, 2002
Total Posts: 19260
Country: United States

Nice work team!! I was proud to be shooting back up for you! Got home around midnight, showered, passed out, up at 6:30 for church. Began to feel the needles bouncing on empty about a half hour ago. I'm going to take Sheila to dinner, and hug my pillow early. Glad you all got home safe and sound, thank you for lending your talent and enthusiasm to Thunder this year. I've already heard that we're "cleared in hot!" for 2014 if we choose to accept. We'll run those "FLYING" and "National Geographic" folks they kept talking about out of business at this rate!

I've got a PC12 update, but it'll have to wait. Suffice it to say, it's all good.



futurshox
Registered: Feb 15, 2008
Total Posts: 2775
Country: United States

Thanks again for the loan of your lens, Jim. After reviewing the pictures, I think the operator is much to blame...



JWilsonphoto
Registered: Jan 16, 2002
Total Posts: 19260
Country: United States

I doubt that Jo. TOCC is a difficult venue, light, angles, just about every factor working against a photographer. I'm confident that between the three of us, with Nadya keeping us on the straight and narrow , we'll be able to put together a neat series.



JWilsonphoto
Registered: Jan 16, 2002
Total Posts: 19260
Country: United States

We'll be running some 100LL through this baby in a few months!



Go4Long
Registered: Sep 04, 2005
Total Posts: 2012
Country: Canada

Interesting image plotting the approach path of AAR Flight 214 of July 5 VS AAR Flight 214 of July 6th...

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BOhIDCWCUAApHFV.jpg



dtw757
Registered: Jan 05, 2009
Total Posts: 129
Country: United States

Go to Flightaware.com...bring up the (track and log) portion and look at the airspeeds in the last 2 minutes of the flight.....right before impact the speed goes from 137 to 85 kts.
NTSB saying they got a stall warning right before impact...



JWilsonphoto
Registered: Jan 16, 2002
Total Posts: 19260
Country: United States

How did you do with the 300 knot gnat?



Go4Long
Registered: Sep 04, 2005
Total Posts: 2012
Country: Canada

85? it goes that low? wow...I had heard 109...even that is low...I believe the NTSB was referencing that the approach speed for a 777 is 137kts.

The Captain requested more speed 7 seconds before impact, 4 seconds before impact the stick shaker went off, and 1.5 seconds before impact they requested a go around...they knew they had blown the approach for a bit.

Looking at that chart though these guys had to know they started their approach to high (and I'm guessing to fast) and tried to make a steeper approach to get to the right altitude, then when you see it level off I would say they needed a power increase to account for the different attitude of the plane.

But what do I know, I've only played with planes on flight simulator



JWilsonphoto
Registered: Jan 16, 2002
Total Posts: 19260
Country: United States

The 800 is the equivalent of a 24-70 when you're shooting this yard dart.............



NightOwl Cat
Registered: Feb 19, 2007
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Country: United States

few more before time



JWilsonphoto
Registered: Jan 16, 2002
Total Posts: 19260
Country: United States

...........................



Colin Giersberg
Registered: Jun 01, 2008
Total Posts: 2264
Country: United States

The micro-jet is the BD-5J. Jim Bede manufactured kits of these a number of years ago, first as a pusher prop, and later, the jet version of it. I believe that Coors had several that were called "Silver Bullets".


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bede_BD-5



JWilsonphoto
Registered: Jan 16, 2002
Total Posts: 19260
Country: United States

The Bandit...................



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