Mustang Air to Air: The Sequel
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JWilsonphoto
Registered: Jan 16, 2002
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Very nice Tim! But I don't recall seeing a post from you that wasn't.



Tim Adams
Registered: Jan 01, 2004
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More for the BW fans.



JWilsonphoto
Registered: Jan 16, 2002
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Ok Al, give us some details on the Porsche image. I think Dramamine had to be involved........



JWilsonphoto
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Lady Jo, should we plan on a Reno trip in 2013? I have a number of good friends who have been asking me to come out for years. I'll go if you'll go. BTW, Austin is still on for this week, I'll keep you posted.



Tim Adams
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JWilsonphoto wrote:
Lady Jo, should we plan on a Reno trip in 2013? I have a number of good friends who have been asking me to come out for years. I'll go if you'll go. BTW, Austin is still on for this week, I'll keep you posted.


If you don't go this year you may never get another chance. If it even happens this year, it will be the 50th. A number of us think that if they pull it off this year and get the 50th in, it's over.



JWilsonphoto
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That would be a shame.



JWilsonphoto
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Looks like Zim is out enjoying a beautiful Colorado flying day. It's 18G26 here so the Cub is tucked in at HQ until that calms down a little.



futurshox
Registered: Feb 15, 2008
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Sounds like this would be the year to do it then, if ever.

Tim, can you offer any advice on best ways of renting cars/hotel rooms/things to know about Reno?

I may do this instead of Oshkosh, this time round.

Jim, I am poised and ready, as long as it's not Tuesday lunchtime! Finally going to see Skyfall ;-)



Tim Adams
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The beast on the ramp. Sometime in the spring I guess they will fly it to Texas and it's new home.



Tim Adams
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Reno advice. Most downtown casinos are fine. I have stayed at Circus Circus the last few years. I have e-mail alerts from them and I stayed nine days this year for only $340. I booked in December of last year.
Vacation time may not allow, but you really need to spend 9 days to get the full effect of the race. I always arrive the Saturday after Labor Day, and leave Monday afternoon the day after the races. Racing does not start until Wednesday, but qualifying starts Monday. With the exception of my arrival day, I recommend getting to the field at least 1/2 hour before sunrise, and don't leave until well after sunset. On average it is a 15-16hr day.

Car rental is easy, right at the airport in the terminal, but make a reservation. RARA will start taking press applications around April-May via their website, www.airrace.org.

This year I will reserve a room, it only costs one night of rental to hold the room, and reserve my car early. I will wait until the last minute to book a flight, or earlier if the races are confirmed. Despite what RARA may say, everything is very much up in the air as to whether the races are actually going to happen this year.



futurshox
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Thanks Tim. Not sure I have the energy for 9x16hr days but we shall see. There were a bunch of Sport Air Racers at Reno this year; I might see if I can tag along with some (or at least go visit) during the week. I will keep my eye on things...



Tim Adams
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PM on the ramp. You can clearly see the intake trunk for the Griffon on the top, as opposed to the Merlin's on the bottom.



Angry
Registered: Nov 08, 2011
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JWilsonphoto wrote:
Ok Al, give us some details on the Porsche image. I think Dramamine had to be involved........


Sorry guys, I know were umungst firends so i can divulge how this was done..

Car wise , Its an older 911 with late model bumpers n bits..

Fotog wise, it was taken with my No2 Camera a 50D, using a Sigma 10-20 lens @ f11 @ 2.5 - 3.5 seconds...SS

The trick is the camera is bolted to a boom arm 15' long which is suction cap mounted to the car, (CS5 removal of boom).

The back ground is actually a lit up shop front with the car moving (slowly pushed)
The Slow SS & lights really set it off.



Angry
Registered: Nov 08, 2011
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Tim,

Just love your Reno shots, especially the lowlight afternoon shots..

Just beautiful images..

Just got an email from my mate Dave Brabham,...look out racing world, the third generation is about to hit Formula Ford in UK...
Daves son, is about to start his first season of Formula Ford,...the third generation is coming....
Daves eldest brother Geoff (who was 5 time IMSA champ is the US a few years ago) has a son Mathew who is currently running in the US in I think Formula Mazda doing well.....
Grand Dad Jack would be very proud....

Al



stevezzzz
Registered: Aug 01, 2010
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Jo, Jim and Tim -

Next year it will be 10 years since I flew with my buddy to Reno in his Stemme motorglider for race week. If I'm not mistaken, that year's Friday Gold heat is still the fastest in Reno's history. I think it would be a great thing to see the races again with some of my MA2A friends.



Tim Adams
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Yes the 2003 Friday Gold is still the fastest in history. 507 average from Dago Red.



JWilsonphoto
Registered: Jan 16, 2002
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Thanks for the info Al! Your secret is safe with us.............



JWilsonphoto
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Halle and I spent the afternoon at opposite ends of two overstuffed chairs pushed nose to nose. She was engrossed in Dora on Sheila's iPad, and I was working on my indepth study of Yousef Karsh's technique, both personal and photographic. Not a bad way to spend an afternoon as i reach the end of the Christmas decorating insanity that takes place around here following Turkey Day.



stevezzzz
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JWilsonphoto wrote:
Looks like Zim is out enjoying a beautiful Colorado flying day. It's 18G26 here so the Cub is tucked in at HQ until that calms down a little.


A beautiful flying day, indeed. Started by flying with Marcia up to Greeley for breakfast at the Barnstormer Cafe, on the field. After dropping M back at the barn in Erie, I flew up to Longmont to meet my old friend, Ed Musselman, a retired Western Airlines DC-10 driver (he started flying the line in DC-4's) who lives on a beautiful ranch in the Judith Mountains outside Lewistown, MT. Ed's a spry 93 and was looking forward to flying with me in the Remos. He still maintains a grass airstrip on his ranch and flies a Citabria he keeps in the lean-to hangar there. I hope I'm as 'with it' at 73 as he is at 93.

He was happily flying the Remos when I opened the door to grab the first frame of Longs Peak and the Front Range. We need snow! The second frame is a shot of the Remos and the Tesla Model S in front of my hangar at KEIK. It's worth noting that the car weighs about 7 times as much as the airplane, empty weight.



stevezzzz
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Then, to cap it off, we enjoyed the gaudiest of sunsets, full of stacked lenticulars and iridescence.



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