Mustang Air to Air: The Sequel
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Jan-Arie
Registered: Dec 24, 2005
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Country: Netherlands

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Go4Long
Registered: Sep 04, 2005
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Country: Canada

mrkyle wrote:
Steven - WOW very nice.


Thanks...I found out last minute there was an Aishow near me and headed up there. There was supposed to be a P-51 demo, but it took off sounding like it was running on somewhat less than 12 cylinders, immediately returned to base and didn't fly again, and there was supposed to be an F-18 demo, but it had mechanical issues on Saturday and did not perform on Sunday. I did get some Snowbirds stuff, but I haven't had time to go through it yet, and completely randomly at one of the smallest airshows I've ever been to Sean Tucker was there.

mrkyle wrote:
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.


I wonder if there will be a similar announcement from the Blues
They always maintained they would try to resume their season if it was at all possible.



Jan-Arie
Registered: Dec 24, 2005
Total Posts: 4097
Country: Netherlands

P40



nickjohnson
Registered: Sep 15, 2009
Total Posts: 991
Country: United Kingdom

Thanks J-A. Looks like you had the same brutal sunshine for Legends as we did for Yeovilton. Makes me understand what a good job your doing. Oh, and I have no idea how our Arizona chapter cope with these conditions on and ongoing basis – epic work by all.



astrobrian
Registered: Sep 27, 2012
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Country: United States

FlyingPhotog wrote:
Nice work with the Waco Glenn!

OMG! That last AeroShell shot is freakin' ridiculously cool!

Thank you! High praise coming from one of the masters of ridiculously cool

Edit TOPP A bonus P-51 that wasn't on the list showed up as a static though not static in this shot.



astrobrian
Registered: Sep 27, 2012
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Country: United States

futurshox wrote:
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.


I think they likely talked to Matt about his lighting setup, pretty cool either way. I just double checked, and the last time I saw them they did not have them. Granted that was 2 years ago so they are at least within that time frame.



astrobrian
Registered: Sep 27, 2012
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It's a start ..... T'Birds to fly again through Oct. 1st.

http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2013/07/15/air-force-budget-cuts-thunderbirds/2517505/



astrobrian
Registered: Sep 27, 2012
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Rodolfo Paiz wrote:
Brian, that last Aeroshell image is world-class. As Laura said, print it large and sell it!

It is available



astrobrian
Registered: Sep 27, 2012
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Go4Long wrote:
I wonder if there will be a similar announcement from the Blues
They always maintained they would try to resume their season if it was at all possible.

The way I understand it is that this gets the T'Birds up to the point that the Blues are now. One seemingly tiny step away...



NightOwl Cat
Registered: Feb 19, 2007
Total Posts: 9319
Country: United States

I read this in between classes at school and almost fell off my stool!

Donald Gray wrote:
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



FlyingPhotog
Registered: May 09, 2008
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It's our "Monsoon Season" here in AZ and last night, Mother Nature kind of went "Bikini Atoll" over Phoenix...



Leviathor
Registered: Dec 20, 2005
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FlyingPhotog wrote:
It's our "Monsoon Season" here in AZ and last night, Mother Nature kind of went "Bikini Atoll" over Phoenix...


"Significant vertical development." Wow!



FlyingPhotog
Registered: May 09, 2008
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Shredded off to a significant anvil shape in mere minutes!



FlyingPhotog
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One frame from the previous time lapse that sort of got lost near the end...



astrobrian
Registered: Sep 27, 2012
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FlyingPhotog wrote:
It's our "Monsoon Season" here in AZ and last night, Mother Nature kind of went "Bikini Atoll" over Phoenix...
I thought the same thing before even reading your description. Crazy cool display of power.



johnahill
Registered: Jan 08, 2006
Total Posts: 3390
Country: United Kingdom

J-A Great shots from Duxford Legends, especially like the mustang pair.
Sure was hot, probably the hottest I can remember.

Great landing shot of the P40, the last few shows i've been in the 'naughty' field and sure miss the take-off/landing shots from the duxford side.



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

Jay,
that last shot is the beauty of doing a timelapse with such weather, especially later in the day where you can slow the shutter down to get a bit of blur like you did on the fountain and clouds, but still capture a razor sharp lightning strike.

Well done, and hope to see more of these from you.

Gero



johnahill
Registered: Jan 08, 2006
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Country: United Kingdom

A few more from a scorching day at Duxford on Saturday



Colin Giersberg
Registered: Jun 01, 2008
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Living within 25 miles of Browns Ferry Nuclear Power plant, had I seen a cloud like that, I would have expected warning sirens and a speedy escape in some direction that the cloud wasn't going to. Very nuclear looking.



johnahill
Registered: Jan 08, 2006
Total Posts: 3390
Country: United Kingdom

FlyingPhotog wrote:
It's our "Monsoon Season" here in AZ and last night, Mother Nature kind of went "Bikini Atoll" over Phoenix...



Love that, we just don't get cloud like that here in the UK



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