Mustang Air to Air: The Sequel
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JWilsonphoto
Registered: Jan 16, 2002
Total Posts: 19253
Country: United States

He's shooting a 100-400. That might be GPS on the hotshot. Wifi attaches to the side. Tough way to make a living, especially if he is shooting on spec. The R22 is a couple of hundred grand, the Augusta is 4M. R22's around here are about 300 an hour, 44's/600, Robinson Turbines/$1400. That's "wet". The guys who shoot on spec shoot, then have to go knocking on does to sell what they shot. All in all it's a very tough way to make any money given the cost of the helicopter and the ground time involved. A good business plan is to have a large client list so you can be shooting for a half dozen clients while you're up, then you can make some pretty good money in an hour. I've had scenarios where 5 to 6 grand in an hour were fairly easy goals. I'm generally in a $2,000/hr platform, but some of that evens out due to speed between sites.



MMcGrath
Registered: Apr 15, 2006
Total Posts: 2649
Country: United Kingdom

Curtis,

the hot shoe attachment looks like a remote flash trigger. It wouldn't surprise me if the individual keeps it permanently mounted to his camera.



MMcGrath
Registered: Apr 15, 2006
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Country: United Kingdom

Gopro users -

How many of you when converting the files, change the aspect ratio to 16:9?



Wrei
Registered: Aug 01, 2008
Total Posts: 2939
Country: United States

Slow Sunday afternoon. I like sunsets and airplanes, so I decided to try to combine them.

Fired-Up Sunset







JWilsonphoto
Registered: Jan 16, 2002
Total Posts: 19253
Country: United States

The "radar" they were talking about was most likely TIS/TCAS type of traffic avoidance system that detects targets on a screen and announces them as they move within a distance parameter programmed in by the pilot. I had the TCAD in my 182 programmed to show two rings, 2NM, 6NM, the announcements would come when the potential conflict aircraft penetrated the 2NM ring. The system detected aircraft within 12NM 10,000' above or below my plane. Nice equipment to have, given the average mid air collision takes place on a perfectly clear day.



cbrandt
Registered: Aug 03, 2006
Total Posts: 1486
Country: United States

Thanks for all the info Jim .. The R22 pilot is hoping for AC and the Sirkorsky is leap years over that .. lol .. He didn't even see the big guy he was talkin' to.

.............. GO PRO ............ so my file conversions halt at 25% ........ n e body ever have same issue or do you think it's my hardware ..... I can watch the entire video in cineform .. but on conversion ....... falters ..

NE body ever have a GOPRO repaired .. dead center of the lens on videos shows like a bright spot / maybe lens has a scuff on it dead center so if subjects face happens to be dead center, you can't really see it clearly ..

edit .... ACTUALLY .. I need to shoot some video of GF without a case on it .. bare camera .. could be the replaceable plastic lens ... uff da



Ernie Aubert
Registered: Apr 19, 2007
Total Posts: 4794
Country: United States

Jan-Arie wrote:
Ernie Aubert wrote:
Jan-Arie, in the P47 & Gladiator shots: What the heck?



Ernie what do you mean by What the heck?


What I meant was, what are those aircraft in the background? I can't make out any landing gear, but their positions and attitudes make it unclear (to me) what's going on there...



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

Ah... If those are at Duxford, I think the ground drops away a little bit on the other side of the runway. Those are visiting aircraft parked up, with their wheels hidden in the grass and behind the drop.



pete langlois
Registered: Oct 24, 2007
Total Posts: 6
Country: United States

JWilsonphoto wrote:
Welcome Pete!


Thanks



pete langlois
Registered: Oct 24, 2007
Total Posts: 6
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This is from a refueling trip with the 157th out of Pease last year.



JWilsonphoto
Registered: Jan 16, 2002
Total Posts: 19253
Country: United States

Nice Pete! That way back when we could afford to put fuel in our demo team's tanks



astrobrian
Registered: Sep 27, 2012
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Aviationbuff
Registered: Apr 09, 2011
Total Posts: 719
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"Panchito in Chrome"
2013 Thunder In The Valley Airshow, Columbus, GA







nrferguson
Registered: Apr 20, 2004
Total Posts: 2447
Country: United Kingdom

Bournemouth Airshow yesterday was a bit of a disappointment. The Vulcan didn't fly (fluel problem) and, more importantly to me, nor did the Sea Vixen (no reason given, but really the sole reason I went). Added to that the display, visually attractive as it undoubtedly was, was offshore with the hazy sky with high cloud and the sun behind giving lots of flare. Also it was my first outing with my new 500mm F4L II - I have realised I'm in for a very steep learning curve! I tried all combinations of handheld (7D, 5D3, =/- 1.4x converter. It obviously needs to be mounted on a gimbal with a heavyweight tripod (I have a gimbal, but only a lightweight carbon fibre tripod!!). Cab anyone recommend a tripod rigid enough?
Anyway, so far, only three shots worth posting, all with the 1.4 converter giving 700mm handheld, and only two of them of aircraft!!
Niall



Tim Adams
Registered: Jan 01, 2004
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Country: United States

1DX catches an amazing accident. The driver walked away.

http://markjrebilas.com/blog/?p=18884



JWilsonphoto
Registered: Jan 16, 2002
Total Posts: 19253
Country: United States

Sorry Niall, I hate it when a day goes like that.



JWilsonphoto
Registered: Jan 16, 2002
Total Posts: 19253
Country: United States

Any news on how Glenn did in his first competition?



astrobrian
Registered: Sep 27, 2012
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Not seeing anything on his facebook page about how he did.



nrferguson
Registered: Apr 20, 2004
Total Posts: 2447
Country: United Kingdom

JWilsonphoto wrote:
Sorry Niall, I hate it when a day goes like that.

Have just heard that the Sea Vixen didn't fly because the only qualified pilot is an RAF reservist who was called up urgently (presumably over the Syria crisis). I have offered to learn to fly it so that they have a second pilot - I've never flown anything since one trip in a glider as an air cadet at school, but I'm intelligent and a quick learner - here's hoping
Niall



JWilsonphoto
Registered: Jan 16, 2002
Total Posts: 19253
Country: United States

Here's hoping we don't light the fuse on WWIII for a country that can't stand us, and would murder all of us given the opportunity. Haven't we learned this lesson, seen this movie? What the hell is wrong with us? We don't have enough problems at home to work on?



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