Mustang Air to Air: The Sequel
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NightOwl Cat
Registered: Feb 19, 2007
Total Posts: 9304
Country: United States

Awesome!

chas wrote:
Meant to post this here the other day and screwed it up.

My Dad and I headed up to the Geneseo Warbird Airshow this weekend, first time ever. Friday was fly in and practice day, and it wound up being the best day. Because he wore an 11th Airborne hat, he was recognized by the Liberty Jump Team. By the end of the day, we had been invited to take pack chutes and to take a 1 hour flight aboard a 70 year old C-47, the type of aircraft he jumped from in the South Pacific. We met so many amazing people, and he was treated so graciously by everyone we met. A special thanks for the Return to Normandy organization who treated him so well and gave us both the ride of a lifetime.

My Dad on board after takeoff






P-40 alongside






Looking back 70 years






Taken from the cockpit of the C-47






Escort on the wing






Dad with the paratrooper reenactors on the ground.







Regards,
Chas


NightOwl Cat
Registered: Feb 19, 2007
Total Posts: 9304
Country: United States

My two favorites. I looked for the lightning bolts too

Glenn Watson wrote:
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Glenn Watson wrote:
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Glenn



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

Nice work Glenn! Although; I call Photoshop.... You really found water in those lakes?! ;-)


Cool Aeroshell hero shot, Brian. Did they get new engine lights? I don't remember seeing that lit up on them before.



mrkyle
Registered: Jul 06, 2008
Total Posts: 600
Country: United States

Jeff W. wrote:
Thanks for the info on the K-Max KZ. I went back to shoot him at lunch and they had left for another job.

A massive dust storm engulfed KIWA a little before 1:00 PM today causing three Hornets from VFA-97 to abort their takeoff and return to the ramp. As you can see, it got fairly intense and dark enough to turn on the taxiway/runway lights in the middle of the day.

HABOOB WARHAWKS


Jeff,

I too clicked like and like it I do!. The ramp lights are the icing on the cake for me. Wonderful work.


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

FlyingPhotog wrote:
Dipping the other big toe into time lapse..
Better, but still a little rough. This one was done at 1 frame every 10 seconds...

http://crosswindimages.com/p684339541/e6d2d6fa7



Nice spot, and bonus lightning at the end! Not too sure about the rapid panning though, it's a bit quick for my taste.
Have you come across LRTimelapse software? If you are using Lightroom to generate the time lapses, it's a great bit of companion software. You could do the whole thing on a wide angle lens fixed in place, and then pan it in software at whatever rate you like.

Edit:TOPP
Jan Collmer and a flag bearer at Cedar Creek.



mrkyle
Registered: Jul 06, 2008
Total Posts: 600
Country: United States

Glenn Watson wrote:
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Glenn,

For me this is the best of the group, It simply speaks to me. A fantastic capture.



gerov
Registered: Nov 29, 2004
Total Posts: 9030
Country: United States

FlyingPhotog wrote:
Dipping the other big toe into time lapse..
Better, but still a little rough. This one was done at 1 frame every 10 seconds...

http://crosswindimages.com/p684339541/e6d2d6fa7



Jay,
I really like the effect you got with the clouds and the light. I also like your rotation of the camera - I've seen many time lapses with their dolly motion, and quite frankly, it gets a bit old after so many time lapse videos, so this was refreshing

if you haven't been there already, you should check out the Timescapes forum.

Gero



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

They can still fly although it's rare these days



Donald Gray
Registered: Nov 12, 2005
Total Posts: 2306
Country: United Kingdom

nickjohnson wrote:
Dear Lady Gray,

It was so nice to see you and Sir Donald last Friday. I trust that Sir Donald has recovered from all the excitement. Frankly I thought that three cameras was overdoing it a bit – but such is the enthusiasm of youth.

Nice to see Sir Donald's improved mobility. You where quite right, he does get a bit frustrated with walking around in circles. But as you said, once he gets the other hip done, straight lines will be possible.

I was quite shocked to see Sir Donald driving a car again (but not half as shocked as the car). I am afraid I am unable to explain the unfortunate incident with not being able to lock the car because the engine was still running. This despite having the car keys in his hand. Do you think he's been hot wiring his own car again?

The good folks at Yeovilton have made several improvements following last years difficulties. The PA speakers where mounted at a low hight so giving us a clear arc of fire. In fact they where just as we left them last year after Sir Donald had finished doing the local modifications – so no need for the cutting gear this time.

Another improvement was that ice cream was back on the menu !!! Thanks for reminding me about the old pills in the ice cream trick – that got the meds down the old duffer a treat.

As you warned me – getting Sir Donald to sit down was difficult enough – getting him to stay down was another thing entirely. I'm sorry about the rope burns – hopefully they will have faded by the time he is next due on the Antiques Road Show.

Thank you once again for the wonderful supper. I have no idea how you manage to fit in all the cooking – with just now being the hight of your tourist season at Gray Towers.

As per your request, I have attached an invoice for my days work. As agreed I have billed you at my standard Child Care Day Rate.

Yours Sincerely

Nick

CEO Slow Nick Butler Services – Big enough to do damage, small enough to trip over.


From Lady Diana Gray:

Dear Mr Nicholas Johnson,

I am grateful, if not astonished that you returned my husband, Sir Donald, in one piece and in reasonably good working order. He did arrive home in somewhat of a despondent frame of mind, I was not sure if it was because you took his walking stick from him and made him crawl back to the car or if it as your agreement to stay and have an evening meal with us.

With respect to you being unable to lock his car at Yeovilton Airfield, he feels that it was your duty, as the butler, to shut down the engine and make the vehicle secure against rouges and vagabonds. It is not his fault that the engine is so quiet that you couldn’t hear it was still running.

Sir Donald was very err… ‘happy’ in the evening and I am wondering if you had administered the wrong medication in the ice cream.

I acknowledge receipt of your invoice but there are a couple of items that I query:
Item 12: To calling the Station Commander for a repeat low level fly-by of the Avro Vulcan?
Item 19: Taxi fare for (two?) young ladies to return home.
Item 24: Additional undisclosed ‘services rendered’ entailing pyrotechnic acquisition and First Aid kits?

Mr J, it was a pleasure (?) to have your company for the supper. It was fortunate indeed that we ate on the patio; the wine stains on the stonework will soon disappear with a few more days of sunshine and the birds did so love all the crumbs round your chair. Even the badger enjoyed the squashed tomatoes you hid in the flower bed. It was so kind of you to sweep up all that broken china and glass after you climbed onto the table and tried to do a Cossack dance while playing the saxophone. I do hope that your bruises don’t show too much.

I did enjoy your rendition of “I was born under a wandering star”, I didn’t realise you were a soprano. Was it Sir Donald who asked you to yodel? Very clever of you to do that while standing in the Champaign bucket.

Notwithstanding the foregoing, you will be welcome next year and the accommodation here at the Gray Towers is outstanding. (Or it will be after we have redecorated your room (again))
Yours serenely
Lady Diana



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

McDonnell Douglas KC-10 Extender



Donald Gray
Registered: Nov 12, 2005
Total Posts: 2306
Country: United Kingdom






7am and we are the first to arrive at the holding car park waiting for it to open at 8am... the holding car park is a field adjacent to Yeovilton where we are then allowed to drive in at 9am... There is always a mad scramble to get to the fence line and secure a decent position - this year Nick the butler and I were the first into the VIP compound and we had prime position. (Very close to the ice cream tent )



Donald Gray
Registered: Nov 12, 2005
Total Posts: 2306
Country: United Kingdom

Jan-Arie wrote:
McDonnell Douglas KC-10 Extender

Nice pair of full discs, Jan-Arie



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

Thanks Donald great stories you had love it

MC130

Legends it was a scorcher so hot and so difficult to get some decent sharp shots



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


Bombs Away by Steven Szabo, on Flickr



mrkyle
Registered: Jul 06, 2008
Total Posts: 600
Country: United States

Steven - WOW very nice.



mrkyle
Registered: Jul 06, 2008
Total Posts: 600
Country: United States

USAF Thunderbirds to resume limited training flights

Maj. Darrick B. Lee, USAF Thunderbirds Public Affairs

NELLIS AFB, NV. – Temporary funding for flying hours has been restored, allowing the U.S. Air Force Air Demonstration Squadron to resume flying again through the end of fiscal year 2013.

The team will not resume aerial demonstrations previously scheduled for the 2013 calendar year.


Entire Release Here.



nickjohnson
Registered: Sep 15, 2009
Total Posts: 986
Country: United Kingdom

Dear Sir Donald,

It's so nice to hear from you following your recent computer difficulties – tricky customers those on / off switches – and so cunningly disguised too, with words like “Power” and “On” - all very confusing.

Now you know very well that I did none of the bad behaviour detailed previously. Everyone knows that lady Grey is far too gracious to mention such things in a public place such as this. Might I suggest a little more study of your “Creative Writing For The Older Gentleman” course material might be in order?

Regarding “.....make the vehicle secure against rouges and vagabonds”, I should point out that doing so would have made it impossible for you to drive your own car.

Regards,

Slow Nick.

(Former Butler to the nobility and gentry. Oh, and single day “minder” to Sir Donald Grey)








mrkyle
Registered: Jul 06, 2008
Total Posts: 600
Country: United States

Are any Mustangers going to Thunder over Michigan this year? It is turning into a pretty decent show this year. I'm going up for arrival day Friday 8/9 and will be in the photo tour/pit on Saturday 8/10. If you will be there and would like to meet up maybe we can trade contact info via PM.

Matt



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

Nice one Nick

Corsair



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

Brian, that last Aeroshell image is world-class. As Laura said, print it large and sell it!



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