Mustang Air to Air: The Sequel
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astrobrian
Registered: Sep 27, 2012
Total Posts: 827
Country: United States

One can never get enough of this great bird



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

Blue Angels at Alliance, then Thunderbirds in Houston and San Antonio, that is gonna be a great 3 weekends for Texas.



Gary Sommer
Registered: Apr 21, 2007
Total Posts: 341
Country: United States

Love that TA-4F, Vance, I was plane captain on one at NMC Pt. Mugu. Spent a lot of hours in the back seat for tests of Shrike missiles and also testing of the Walleye glide bomb out at China Lake. It is a really fun ride, so quick and maneuverable. I flew most of the China Lake missions with a Marine Colonel who's favorite thing was to pop it upside down and dive straight down through a hole in the clouds. He wasn't happy unless he could hear your helmet bounce off of the canopy!

Any way, nice picture.

Gary



stevezzzz
Registered: Aug 01, 2010
Total Posts: 4062
Country: United States

Go4Long wrote:
some interesting stuff from the blue angels 2014 calendar:

1. show at the NAS JRB fort Worth which should be good for an f-35 demo maybe?
2. returning to st George, Utah in July


Honestly, even for the Blues I wouldn't stand out on the tarmac in St. George in July...can you say "110 in the shade"?



Tim Adams
Registered: Jan 01, 2004
Total Posts: 2852
Country: United States

JWilsonphoto wrote:
That's good news, which means they must have found a sugar daddy for that engine replacement on the 29.


I don't think they have updated info. They don't have the money yet.



stevezzzz
Registered: Aug 01, 2010
Total Posts: 4062
Country: United States

Tim Adams wrote:
JWilsonphoto wrote:
That's good news, which means they must have found a sugar daddy for that engine replacement on the 29.


I don't think they have updated info. They don't have the money yet.


Oof. That's likely to be a long shot, I'm afraid.

Tim, lovely light and composition in the gull wings shot.



nickjohnson
Registered: Sep 15, 2009
Total Posts: 972
Country: United Kingdom

Hello all, just a small side order for the landscapers corner.
Bobl, you can find the location here on Google Maps:- 55.560791, -1.967765




Go4Long
Registered: Sep 04, 2005
Total Posts: 1977
Country: Canada

stevez wrote:
Go4Long wrote:
some interesting stuff from the blue angels 2014 calendar:

1. show at the NAS JRB fort Worth which should be good for an f-35 demo maybe?
2. returning to st George, Utah in July


Honestly, even for the Blues I wouldn't stand out on the tarmac in St. George in July...can you say "110 in the shade"?


Yeah, I wasn't to sure about that given their proximity to Vegas and Arizona and all that. I do want to get back to St George some day to go see Zion though.

I was more entertaining the idea of going to Fort Worth twice in a year for two different shows...lol. I do really want to see an F-35 fly.



bobl
Registered: Sep 08, 2003
Total Posts: 2785
Country: United States

Nick,

Got it! Nice place and view. You nailed it, Buddy!!!



gerov
Registered: Nov 29, 2004
Total Posts: 8995
Country: United States

Beautiful shot Nick. I really appreciate the different tonalities in the landscape and lighting.

Makes me want to find a nice DB-5 and follow that road in either direction.

Gero



JWilsonphoto
Registered: Jan 16, 2002
Total Posts: 18961
Country: United States

I thought that I would have heard if the cash had come through for Fi-Fi. My friend Jim Cavanaugh ponied up a mil for the first go around, but I think the current calls might be going to voicemail......

Beautiful landscape Nick!

Thanks for the St. George /July WX report Zim, uh, I'll have to pass on the blast furnace as well.

Steven, just come to Dallas twice. I'll start working on the WX right now. Chances are good that we'll have a 25 at JRB Ft. Worth, and maybe some cool subjects. Chances are 100% we'll have a 25 at AFW, and some cool subjects.

Gearing up for jet engines tomorrow and Friday. Finished my residential architecture shoot. Zim I can't tell you how many times the 17TS has saved my bacon. It's unthinkable that I waited this long to own one. Thanks for the insight and encouragement. I was very tempted by a new 24 TSII that I saw sitting on my Dallas suppliers shelf a few days ago. I probably shouldn't have sold mine. I'm a huge believer in back ups, and currently I have no back up if something went south with the D800's or the 24 PC-E. I should go ahead and pick that one up. If I don't, I'm sure I'll drop the 24 PC-E in a gator infested swamp a week away from any possible Fed-Ex delivery.



Rusty1
Registered: Oct 05, 2004
Total Posts: 979
Country: United States

Aviationbuff wrote:
Rusty1 wrote:
Always thought the A4 was the perfect plane for the Blue Angels.


Always liked the Scooter. You captured it beautifully Vance!


Thanks Chris, just trying to keep up with the big boys.



Rusty1
Registered: Oct 05, 2004
Total Posts: 979
Country: United States

Gary Sommer wrote:
Love that TA-4F, Vance, I was plane captain on one at NMC Pt. Mugu. Spent a lot of hours in the back seat for tests of Shrike missiles and also testing of the Walleye glide bomb out at China Lake. It is a really fun ride, so quick and maneuverable. I flew most of the China Lake missions with a Marine Colonel who's favorite thing was to pop it upside down and dive straight down through a hole in the clouds. He wasn't happy unless he could hear your helmet bounce off of the canopy!

Any way, nice picture.

Gary


An A4 could really pull some sharp maneuvers with those big thick Douglas wings. The E model was the latest thing when I was in MAG12. Nice electronic package but engine left a black trail of smoke for the NVA gunners to track.



futurshox
Registered: Feb 15, 2008
Total Posts: 2751
Country: United States

JWilsonphoto wrote:
I'm sure I'll drop the 24 PC-E in a gator infested swamp a week away from any possible Fed-Ex delivery.


Item #384 for your gear list: Rubber gloves.


Meanwhile.... Friend Doug decided I needed some navigation practise today, so he made me find our way to Enchanted Rock.



JWilsonphoto
Registered: Jan 16, 2002
Total Posts: 18961
Country: United States

Great shot Jo. A beautiful day to fly in Texas!!



Rusty1
Registered: Oct 05, 2004
Total Posts: 979
Country: United States

cbrandt wrote:
Always enjoyed workin' around A4's on the AAFB NAF Transit Line -- The F4's were always monsters to be around and the BA's were flyin' them in to NAF when I was there .. though F8's A7's and A6's were pretty cool too .. esp those A6's with gold tinted cockpit canopys.


Back in 68 we thought the Intruder was a high tech all weather marvel. With a Inertial navigation system it toted 22 MK82 bombs plus a center line tank on night missions into the heart of scary places. It was awesome in it's day.



JWilsonphoto
Registered: Jan 16, 2002
Total Posts: 18961
Country: United States

Under the heading of "You can't make this stuff up" we are giving Egypt 20 of our newest version F-16 fighters. Aside from the fact that it is 1.6 billion dollars that we don't have, so we'll borrow it from China. Let's even suspend reality for a moment and forget that the "Arab Spring" is coming unglued at all of it's seams and Morsi wants to declare Marshal Law. Maybe we should, oh I don't know, rethink sending our latest and greatest to countries who even President Obama admits "aren't our allies......." Not our enemies...........but not our allies....." One would think that maybe we should hold off a bit to see if we can prevent our own F/16's from killing our real allies, and, down the road, possibly our guys.

This shouldn't be a left v. right argument, how about some common sense! These people are not our allies, they really barely put up with us, and that just because we're ignorant enough to send them weaponry and billions of dollars. How many times do we have to learn this lesson?



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

gerov wrote:
Beautiful shot Nick. I really appreciate the different tonalities in the landscape and lighting.

Makes me want to find a nice DB-5 and follow that road in either direction.

Gero



Nick,...Yes & Gero Yes...

Al



Wrei
Registered: Aug 01, 2008
Total Posts: 2913
Country: United States

Jo, I think that is the first photo of that rock without the trail of ants going up and down (people).



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

JWilsonphoto wrote:
Under the heading of "You can't make this stuff up" we are giving Egypt 20 of our newest version F-16 fighters. Aside from the fact that it is 1.6 billion dollars that we don't have, so we'll borrow it from China. Let's even suspend reality for a moment and forget that the "Arab Spring" is coming unglued at all of it's seams and Morsi wants to declare Marshal Law. Maybe we should, oh I don't know, rethink sending our latest and greatest to countries who even President Obama admits "aren't our allies......." Not our enemies...........but not our allies....." One would think that maybe we should hold off a bit to see if we can prevent our own F/16's from killing our real allies, and, down the road, possibly our guys.

This shouldn't be a left v. right argument, how about some common sense! These people are not our allies, they really barely put up with us, and that just because we're ignorant enough to send them weaponry and billions of dollars. How many times do we have to learn this lesson?



Sounds like they should fit em with remote L/R on/Off switch...thatd work...

Progress report on 1D4 & 70-200....WOW !!....sharp as a tack & cracking AF like a dobermann...just hangs on,...cant wait to get some wings in front of me.
Gave the 300 2.8 a run on the weekend shooting L R from my boat ( glutten for punishment) Wakeboard guys going past...Awsome Lens sharp n fast...Gotta go to the gym & start some weight lifting.
Have a Rodeo planed in a couple of weeks if its not 110 degrees...gettin stinkin hot down here..

Al

Al



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