Mustang Air to Air: The Sequel
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futurshox
Registered: Feb 15, 2008
Total Posts: 2775
Country: United States

Wow, lots of cool stuff this morning! Darren, what a fabulous voyage you made. And you certainly did good in Alaska and LAX! I love that first landing shot you posted, with the vapor and mist.



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

Al, once you get used to your Camaro, you should check this out...

http://m.youtube.com/watch?feature=c4-overview-vl&v=51u4M0rERLI&list=PLWMl1t



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

gerov wrote:
Al, once you get used to your Camaro, you should check this out...

http://m.youtube.com/watch?feature=c4-overview-vl&v=51u4M0rERLI&list=PLWMl1t



…or this one based on a Corvette chassis:













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

Jim could add a new perspective for his wakeboarding shots



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

JWilsonphoto wrote:
So you can charter an R44 to shoot those perspectives?


Some people call that an A2A mission too. Not sure I would go that far though.



Jeff W.
Registered: Feb 09, 2008
Total Posts: 2444
Country: United States

To my MA2A friends who might feel frustrated about this business in Syria, I offer this quote from one much wiser than I: "Do not expect the world’s solutions to the world’s problems to be very effective". It might be we are looking in the wrong places for a solution to this problem. Reading this helped reorient my thinking and provided a measure of comfort. Have a great day



Jeff W.
Registered: Feb 09, 2008
Total Posts: 2444
Country: United States

After some catching up on my MA2A reading, I'm very humbled by the recent image posts and the opportunity I have to vicariously rub shoulders with such talented shooters. Great stuff all JB, Ron, Al, and Darren.

@Darren - As someone that has been trying his hand at a little LAX photography lately, your helo shots are truly inspiring. I'd heard rumors about helicopter opportunity at LAX and your images confirms this option in spades. What lens did you find most useful for the images from the R44? I'd likely be shooting with my 5D3. As you can tell, I'm already scheming



Jeff W.
Registered: Feb 09, 2008
Total Posts: 2444
Country: United States

I apologize for three successive posts. Below is a blending of two images intended to help enhance the sense of motion and activity on the ramp at PHX.



dehowie
Registered: Oct 22, 2004
Total Posts: 1234
Country: Australia

Love that shot Jeff!
With regards to the heli..
Firstly its far more difficult than you may imagine for some shots.
The R44(you can do it in an R22) is good in good conditions but struggles in the afternoon sea breeze with hovering and transitions.
This makes some shots really really difficult.
If you get good guys in the tower it makes a big difference. We got some brilliant controllers in the morning and tight ones in the first arvo shoot.
Its a difficult air to air as you dont have any if the control you do in a planned briefed flight with so many variables you dont have to consider.
A planned session you can push your photography skills with low shutter speeds and angles etc. this is a different animal dealing with someone you dont know as a pilot, a chopper most have never shot from before,atc,variable traffic arrival and departure times,winds etc.
It is a total challenge from start to finish total air to air with challenges in areas i hadnt seen shooting traditional air to air which has its own very different challenges like safety etc.
On lenses im not sure what you have but..the 100-400 is a must.
Swapping bodies if you have a second on say a 500 with TC would work well.
600 is as long as you would want due to heat haze etc.
The 200-400 was the perfect lens for this type of flight..prime IQ but flexibility which i could not get with my 500..
Certainly a real challenge but a super pilot makes a good start!



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

Happy to share the news that my oldest son arrived safely back in ND to his wife and son this afternoon from his 1st tour of Afghanistan and hopefully ONLY tour in a battle field.

He is full time NDANG



stevet5808
Registered: Apr 03, 2009
Total Posts: 24
Country: United States

China, circa 1940, or Oshkosh 2012?



Leviathor
Registered: Dec 20, 2005
Total Posts: 199
Country: United States

cbrandt wrote:
Happy to share the news that my oldest son arrived safely back in ND to his wife and son this afternoon from his 1st tour of Afghanistan and hopefully ONLY tour in a battle field.

He is full time NDANG


Where in ND?



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

I am from Rugby ..... He works in Bismarck

http://www.flickr.com/photos/ndguard/sets/72157635466263857/

Staff Sgt. Curtis Richter



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

gerov wrote:
Al, once you get used to your Camaro, you should check this out...

http://m.youtube.com/watch?feature=c4-overview-vl&v=51u4M0rERLI&list=PLWMl1t



yeah I've seen it ,
I've already got a 15' Tinnie that does 65kph...
It does what its suposed to do very well.

Betta drag it out of the shed & use it now summers coming on..


Al



JWilsonphoto
Registered: Jan 16, 2002
Total Posts: 19256
Country: United States

cbrandt wrote:
Happy to share the news that my oldest son arrived safely back in ND to his wife and son this afternoon from his 1st tour of Afghanistan and hopefully ONLY tour in a battle field.

He is full time NDANG


Dear Curtis,

Great news my friend! Please extend my warmest regards and appreciation to your son for his sacrifice.

JW



JWilsonphoto
Registered: Jan 16, 2002
Total Posts: 19256
Country: United States

Welcome back Steve! Nice P40!



JWilsonphoto
Registered: Jan 16, 2002
Total Posts: 19256
Country: United States

Pulled the plug on my architectural shoot today due to intermittent overcast. Headed to HQ and had the SL in the air by 7:30. I considered it sort of a reward for navigating yesterday's moguls. Put another couple of hours on the SL and dropped in on some old friends who live on an idyllic little patch of Texas with their own grass strip and a pair of beautiful Stearman biplanes.



dehowie
Registered: Oct 22, 2004
Total Posts: 1234
Country: Australia

Now thats a good way to start a day after pulling the pin on work!



viczig
Registered: Dec 28, 2004
Total Posts: 2386
Country: United States

Quick Silver in B&W taken at a recent airshow atthe Plymouth Ma airport.



dehowie
Registered: Oct 22, 2004
Total Posts: 1234
Country: Australia

Great city but a sad place..







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