Mustang Air to Air: The Sequel
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Wrei
Registered: Aug 01, 2008
Total Posts: 2939
Country: United States

ELinder wrote:

While on vacation I visited the Speyer Technical Museum in Germany. I highly recommend it.

Erich



Use to work on that Voodoo at Ellington, 147th TxANG.



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

Angry wrote:
For the Allliance A2A mission Im bringing a 1D4 /70-200F2.8IS, & a 5D3/24-105F4 IS

Going on Zims comment I think Im in the ballpark.

Al


Sounds good, Al. If it's bumpy you'll want to favor the use of the 24-105. And since you don't really need the long end of the 70-200 for A2A, you might consider swapping the lenses and shooting the 24-105 on the 1D4 and the 70-200 on the 5D3. Your call, of course: our subjects tend to fill the viewfinder even at 24mm when they tuck in close under the B-25's tail.

The second frame is a hefty crop of a D800 file, but it was still shot with the 24-70.



Glenn Watson
Registered: Nov 13, 2007
Total Posts: 3835
Country: United States

Stevez: dude, that tight Wildcat pilot portrait is awesome!!


caught off guard with TOPP:



Go4Long
Registered: Sep 04, 2005
Total Posts: 2013
Country: Canada

http://cseriesfirstflight.bombardier.com/

First flight of the Bombardier C Series was today, broadcast live. New mid size commercial jet to compete with the 737 etc.

On another note, after much deliberation, I won't be attending Alliance this year. Just can't squeeze the budget enough for the A2A mission this year, and I think I'll save the funds in the hopes that the jet teams will be back in the air next year.



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

Just found this on YouTube: Pylon 8, lap 1 of the Unlimited Gold heat on Saturday. Bad__s!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=lBjyb-p4NuE#t=11



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

Glenn Watson wrote:
Stevez: dude, that tight Wildcat pilot portrait is awesome!!


Thanks, Glenn. Stuart Milson liked his closeup, too.



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

Go4Long wrote:
http://cseriesfirstflight.bombardier.com/

First flight of the Bombardier C Series was today, broadcast live. New mid size commercial jet to compete with the 737 etc.

On another note, after much deliberation, I won't be attending Alliance this year. Just can't squeeze the budget enough for the A2A mission this year, and I think I'll save the funds in the hopes that the jet teams will be back in the air next year.


Sorry to hear it, Steve. Understandable, but disappointing.



Go4Long
Registered: Sep 04, 2005
Total Posts: 2013
Country: Canada

I sat there and deliberated, even maneuvered my schedule and budget so that I could justify going. I REALLY want to go...I'm just saddened by all the teams cancellations.

If the teams were still flying I definitely would have hit Abbotsford and Alliance this year (f-22 was supposed to be at Abbotsford), but the lineups and even the static displays at both shows rely so heavily on the US military that justifying the expense for me is tough.

I've heard some rumors circulating about some European content at some of the North American shows next season...that could make things interesting...



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

Please don't post any more head on shots of P51's I'm going in denial right now.
No just a Joke I hope you have a cracking time don't forget to post some stuff if able.
I only could get two weeks off instead of the three weeks I needed but I took the two weeks To be honest I have looked in too see what the prices were of the tickets for maybe a surprise visit but It's just to expensive.
In stead I'm going with Marcel to Wales in the UK http://goo.gl/maps/5QynZ the Hotel is right smack in the middle of the LFA7 LFA stands for Low Flying Area so we are hoping for some great weather....



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

stevez wrote:
Just found this on YouTube: Pylon 8, lap 1 of the Unlimited Gold finals yesterday. Bad__s!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=lBjyb-p4NuE#t=11



whaaaaaaaat that sound awesome that first one was very low and close to the pylon



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

One from 2006 Midland Texas



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

Jan-Arie wrote:
stevez wrote:
Just found this on YouTube: Pylon 8, lap 1 of the Unlimited Gold finals yesterday. Bad__s!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=lBjyb-p4NuE#t=11



whaaaaaaaat that sound awesome that first one was very low and close to the pylon



That was Voodoo in the lead, and for the rest of the race young Hinton flew much higher. He could afford to: after the second lap Voodoo was never less than about 7-1/2 seconds out front of 2nd place Strega.



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

stevez wrote:
Jan-Arie wrote:
stevez wrote:
Just found this on YouTube: Pylon 8, lap 1 of the Unlimited Gold finals yesterday. Bad__s!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=lBjyb-p4NuE#t=11



whaaaaaaaat that sound awesome that first one was very low and close to the pylon



That was Voodoo in the lead, and for the rest of the race young Hinton flew much higher. He could afford to: after the second lap Voodoo was never less than about 7-1/2 seconds out front of 2nd place Strega.


The video states Saturday if I'm not mistaking?
Went to bed last night and I wanted to see it so bad so I did set the alarm for 0115 just in time for the race watched it and went back to sleep watched it on the Ipad..



mrkyle
Registered: Jul 06, 2008
Total Posts: 600
Country: United States

Wow I'm about 100 pages behind and not sure when I will catch up...whew.

I caught an image this weekend that I really like. I knew when I looked through the peephole that it could turn out real nice, and I think it did.

It up-sized nicely and I just picked up a 16x20 board print this afternoon.

The only downside, it was a really heavy crop (four megapixel) to get the framing but it was that or nothing. It is the first image below.



The folks at Camp Atterbury Joint Maneuver Training Center (CAJMTC) are hosting a joint exercise called "Bold Quest" with some of our NATO allies. Here in Fort Wayne the local Air National Guard is hosting two French (Armée de l'Air) Mirage 2000 fighters, two Navy F/18's from Naval Air Station Patuxent River, and two Marine Harriers base unknown. They have been flying two sorties per day for about a week now. Earlier we had a French KC-135 here as well, we suspect it went to Grissom Air Reserve Base.

Mirage 2000's:


French Air Force (Armée de l'Air) Mirage 2000's waiting to taxi by mrkyle229, on Flickr

French KC-135:


French KC-135 Tanker by mrkyle229, on Flickr


Take-Off Mirage 2000:


JP4 + Compressed Air In = Lots of Heat & Noise Out by mrkyle229, on Flickr



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

Jan-Arie wrote:
The video states Saturday if I'm not mistaking?


My mistake: I was so excited to hear a Merlin running at 100+ inches I didn't read the title closely.



JWilsonphoto
Registered: Jan 16, 2002
Total Posts: 19270
Country: United States

Holy cow Matt! I don't care how many megapixels that image is, everyone of them is a beautiful pixel.



JWilsonphoto
Registered: Jan 16, 2002
Total Posts: 19270
Country: United States

Well Steven, we don't accept your cancellation, uh........it's past the date that we accept cancellations, ummm, I already had your BBQ smoked, er, I unfolded your chair at HQ.................I'll keep going, tell me when the guilt is too much to bear We'll miss Ya!



JWilsonphoto
Registered: Jan 16, 2002
Total Posts: 19270
Country: United States

I don't have the magic word for our Marriott yet, but I'm thinking it will be "Sharpshooter"



JWilsonphoto
Registered: Jan 16, 2002
Total Posts: 19270
Country: United States

Under the heading of, "What a stick....!" My friend Chuck Gardner once again kept his cool and put all of his warbird hours out there where they were needed. The Brat III shelled and engine over New Mexico, but when all the dust settled, through Chuck's expertise, the airplane was unscathed. Sitting in the middle of nowhere, but unscathed. This guy is just flat out good.



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

Tim Adams wrote:
Ten straight days at Reno. At the field every day at 5:30AM, everyday not leaving until well after sunset with the exception of two. Some images soon. Hard to think that we may never race again.



I'm looking forward to your pix's Tim.

I noticed the ad on the back of the program about how Thom is part of the rare class of pilots to be in the "last" race but the banner on the bleachers gives next years date? My concern was the size of the crowds which seemed down from the years past...

Lynn



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