Mustang Air to Air: The Sequel
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JWilsonphoto
Registered: Jan 16, 2002
Total Posts: 19272
Country: United States

It takes quite a talent to make a shipping tube look that good!



FlyingPhotog
Registered: May 09, 2008
Total Posts: 4775
Country: United States

Nice A2A Zim!



Jan-Arie
Registered: Dec 24, 2005
Total Posts: 4096
Country: Netherlands

stevez wrote:
Jan-Arie wrote:
Zimmm ehhhhh what!!! have to check on the livery the rv looks like the old PC7 trainer livery now they are black with a yellow stripe,the Bucker I don't know never saw something like that before but it looks good.


I knew these would get a rise out of you, J-A.

You're right, the RV-8 is painted to match the old Dutch PC-7 trainers.

@David: It's a Jungmann; the Jungmeister is slightly larger and has a round engine.

@Jeff: That is just otherworldly. Spectacular!



Great great great I posted Steve's photo on the airforce photoflight site.
And the Owner of the Bucker Doedo Schipper told that the Bucker was flown in Holland before WW2 by Gerben Sonderman Testpilot for Fokker Aircraft and one of the few that flew the twin engined Fokker G1 fighter in the early years of the war.
The Bucker was flown in this livery in 1938 at the Eelde Aerobatic Competition just gained a little piece of dutch aviation history not known to me very cool..



astrobrian
Registered: Sep 27, 2012
Total Posts: 827
Country: United States

JWilsonphoto wrote:


Worked all day around the hangar doing little things that I've wanted to do for months. Lots more of that to do, but I'm moving in the right direction.


It's a never ending job, but the right direction is always a good thing. It's been 2 years since my mom passed, and I am only just now getting some things around the house pointed in the direction they once were. It takes time, but we all get there in time in our own way. God tends to sort the rest out



astrobrian
Registered: Sep 27, 2012
Total Posts: 827
Country: United States

stevez wrote:
Got to hang my feet out the side of the Remos today for an unusual A2A. The Bücker Jungmann is local, flown by a proper Dutchman. The RV-8 came through here yesterday and the Bücker's owner called me up to arrange a shoot early this morning. The RV-8 is wearing the livery of the Royal Netherlands Air Force training squadron and is owned by a USAF special ops pilot home from a deployment.

Pretty good looking pair, though it wasn't easy to get the RV-8 slow enough and flog the Bücker fast enough to stay in formation.


These look almost like paintings, well done friend!


Edit Topp



stevezzzz
Registered: Aug 01, 2010
Total Posts: 4084
Country: United States

TYVM, all. I enjoyed this A2A a lot, particularly since the two planes made such an unusual and interesting two-ship. I've known Doedo and his wife, Gail, for a number of years; she piloted the Remos yesterday while Doedo flew on us in the Bücker. This was the first time I've flown in the Remos with my legs hanging out the door. It worked fine for photography, but I lost a couple of things out of my shirt pocket (with the flap buttoned!) as well as an extra T-shirt that I was using to pad the door frame so my legs wouldn't go to sleep. I'll have to re-think that aspect of things; luckily no harm was done. Next time I'll ask my pilot to slow down (we were at full throttle for much of the formation work) before I try to haul my legs back inside the cockpit, though: my knee ligaments were at full stretch from the side loads.



astrobrian
Registered: Sep 27, 2012
Total Posts: 827
Country: United States

gerov wrote:
We had a bit of weather coming through, so I set my 5DmkII and 24-105 on a tripod and set the camera at 15" @ f/8 on an intervalometer set at 17 seconds. This was the prize for my efforts


Wow gerov, wow. Awesome display of nature



ImperfectSense
Registered: Apr 05, 2010
Total Posts: 10
Country: United States

Beautiful photos of 'Grumpy' on the ramp at Dayton NightOwl Cat! Would you mind allowing HFF to use those? We always seem to be too busy at events to capture the adoring crowds that airplane draws ;D

-Liz



JWilsonphoto
Registered: Jan 16, 2002
Total Posts: 19272
Country: United States

astrobrian wrote:
JWilsonphoto wrote:


Worked all day around the hangar doing little things that I've wanted to do for months. Lots more of that to do, but I'm moving in the right direction.


It's a never ending job, but the right direction is always a good thing. It's been 2 years since my mom passed, and I am only just now getting some things around the house pointed in the direction they once were. It takes time, but we all get there in time in our own way. God tends to sort the rest out


Right you are Brian. Sorry about the loss of your Mom.



JWilsonphoto
Registered: Jan 16, 2002
Total Posts: 19272
Country: United States

I have spent the afternoon wedged behind the av console and the wall at HQ, and still have no sound from the two new speakers outside. I am at that juncture where wise men walk away from the task for the evening, before something gets hurt! I should have know that I was in for trouble when I opened the boxes and discovered that Best Buy thought it would be nice to have a black speaker and a white speaker.Two hours later I had that sorted out grrrrr.



Tim Adams
Registered: Jan 01, 2004
Total Posts: 2887
Country: United States

The way it used to be. Straight axles, nose up in the air.



Tim Adams
Registered: Jan 01, 2004
Total Posts: 2887
Country: United States

Or the vintage look.



Angry
Registered: Nov 08, 2011
Total Posts: 1216
Country: Australia

stevez wrote:
TYVM, all. I enjoyed this A2A a lot, particularly since the two planes made such an unusual and interesting two-ship. I've known Doedo and his wife, Gail, for a number of years; she piloted the Remos yesterday while Doedo flew on us in the Bücker. This was the first time I've flown in the Remos with my legs hanging out the door. It worked fine for photography, but I lost a couple of things out of my shirt pocket (with the flap buttoned!) as well as an extra T-shirt that I was using to pad the door frame so my legs wouldn't go to sleep. I'll have to re-think that aspect of things; luckily no harm was done. Next time I'll ask my pilot to slow down (we were at full throttle for much of the formation work) before I try to haul my legs back inside the cockpit, though: my knee ligaments were at full stretch from the side loads.


Steve anytime you want the left Seat , & are l;ooking for a volunteer to "hang legs out the side "....let me know ...

Al



Angry
Registered: Nov 08, 2011
Total Posts: 1216
Country: Australia

Luv the Willys Tim....

On m,y trip to the States guys I need a pointer as to which airlines to avaoid travelling on.

I wil be flying from Dallas to Charlotte the days after Alliance then form charlotte across to LA, then down to Vegas for SEMA.

Do you guys favour any particular chain of Hotels or just find a good one when you arrive ??

Any tips

Al



Angry
Registered: Nov 08, 2011
Total Posts: 1216
Country: Australia

Ill post an image tonight , but cant help myself ,
Ive just bought a piece of American history....

After lots of looking Ive managed to buy myself a 1969 CHev Camaro Z28...in hugger orange,....bit of tinkering with a few klittle items....What a Sunday car...

Al



Kingfishphoto
Registered: Nov 26, 2005
Total Posts: 7406
Country: United States

Heres the remains of a T-33, found in a metal scrap yard in Tempe , AZ. Guess he missed Willy, flew past Falcon Field, and fell short of Phoenix Sky Harbor. The other smash landing appeared in Apache Junction. I had lunch today with an US Air, 757 pilot. He said the pilot in the recent air crash at KSFO, had 30/35 hours in the aircraft, and it was his first time to that airport. He said the co-pilot, an instructor pilot had about 3000 to 3500 hours in that aircraft. Makes one wonder?
Harry Palmer



Kingfishphoto
Registered: Nov 26, 2005
Total Posts: 7406
Country: United States

Sorry, heres the other.



stevezzzz
Registered: Aug 01, 2010
Total Posts: 4084
Country: United States

Angry wrote:
Steve anytime you want the left Seat , & are l;ooking for a volunteer to "hang legs out the side "....let me know ...

Al


HQ Thursday, Al. 'Nuf said?

BTW, the owner of the Bücker Jungmann I photographed yesterday sent me a link to a piece of film from 1938, when the Dutch equivalent of the Army Air Force participated in a flying meet and aerobatics competition in the Dutch town of Eelde. He recreated the paint scheme of Jungmann LVA 75, as seen in the video; there are no records of what happened to that particular aircraft.

http://bit.ly/135Ysnd



Razor17
Registered: Oct 08, 2012
Total Posts: 465
Country: United States

Jeff W. wrote:
We had a regulation monsoon storm hit the metro-Phoenix area this afternoon/evening. Here is what was facing commercial pilots departing KPHX.



Very nice, well done. Its always a better day when one can say, I'm glad its your leg...

Lynn



stevezzzz
Registered: Aug 01, 2010
Total Posts: 4084
Country: United States

Angry wrote:
Luv the Willys Tim....

On m,y trip to the States guys I need a pointer as to which airlines to avaoid travelling on.

I wil be flying from Dallas to Charlotte the days after Alliance then form charlotte across to LA, then down to Vegas for SEMA.

Do you guys favour any particular chain of Hotels or just find a good one when you arrive ??

Any tips

Al



I fly United most of the time, but it's not an airline I'd recommend: we have little choice here in Denver, where United has about 70 percent of all departures.

Try hotels.com for hotel bookings and TripAdvisor.com for reliable customer reviews. Mid-market hotel chains I can recommend include Hilton Garden Inn, Marriott Courtyard, Hampton Inn, Homewood Suites, Crowne Plaza. Somewhat down the food chain are Holiday Inn Express, Travelodge, Motel 6, Super 8, Microtel, and Best Western.

Consumer Reports published a Buying Guide for hotel rooms last summer; Microtel was their highest-rated budget hotel chain; EconoLodge and America's Best Value Inn were the worst.

http://www.consumerreports.org/cro/hotel-rooms/buying-guide.htm

The press release that goes with it also has some useful info.

http://bit.ly/118FzCr

Airline advice:

http://www.consumerreports.org/cro/airline-travel/buying-guide.htm





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