Mustang Air to Air: The Sequel
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Go4Long
Registered: Sep 04, 2005
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Country: Canada

The Avanti is definitely a little obnoxious sounding:

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stevezzzz
Registered: Aug 01, 2010
Total Posts: 4071
Country: United States

Go4Long wrote:
The Avanti is definitely a little obnoxious sounding:

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The first time I encountered an Avanti that wasn't just sitting on the ramp, I heard it first and turned around to see what was making the infernal racket. I'd long been an admirer of the Avanti's lines: I remember seeing one at the NBAA convention in 1986 or 1987 and was struck by how much more refined its shape seemed than the Beech Starship. But hearing it in flight for the first time put a damper on my enthusiasm.

It makes a great gate guard, especially if what you're guarding is a ritzy pedestrian shopping street in Milan:



JWilsonphoto
Registered: Jan 16, 2002
Total Posts: 19066
Country: United States

Dear Nick,

Thanks for the heads up on Donald. Give him our best, hope he is out snowboarding!



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

You're Now Free To Move About The Solar System...



JWilsonphoto
Registered: Jan 16, 2002
Total Posts: 19066
Country: United States

Regarding the nineteen seconds, ground up waiver or no, that's just not real bright. When something like that goes bad, it is just another opportunity for the Feds to tighten down on GA. Once again, those coloring within the lines will suffer for the errant jerks and nut jobs. Seems to be the order of the day.



JWilsonphoto
Registered: Jan 16, 2002
Total Posts: 19066
Country: United States

Cool Jay!

You know the problem though, to get to Mars you have to go through OK City, then the moon and several other planets. Dang Wright Amendment!



Slug69
Registered: Mar 04, 2008
Total Posts: 1172
Country: Australia

Hi Everyone am posting here as you all would appreciate better than some others,

People have amazing stories to tell and sometimes they get documented really well. I felt compelled to tell/remind you about Dieter Dengler (Lieutenant, USN) after recently showing my wife the documentary made about his amazing life. “Little Dieter Needs to Fly”

You don’t have to be born in America to become an American Hero. He most certainly is an American hero.

His lust to fly aircraft meant he left his ancestral home in Germany after WW2 to move to America to become a pilot. What happened to him is simply amazing and without a doubt one of the best stories I have heard to come out of the Vietnam war.

I won’t spoil it for anyone as I am not a good story teller and recommend purchasing the Documentary as it is Dieter Dengler himself who narrates and describes what happened to him in first person and his enthusiasm in explaining gives an insight about how passionate he was about flying. It was made by Werner Herzog in 1997 who is one of the most accomplished directors/movie makers of our time. Part of Dieter’s life was also made into a feature film as well “Rescue Dawn” (2007)

If you can’t do the movie thing, there is a Wikipedia page and many tributes/info pages about him online.

After cheating death many times he sadly passed away a few years ago after becoming ill with ALS. (true to form though, he died when he chose and where)

Navy Cross
DFC
Purple Heart
Air Medal

His gravestone photo, with permission, credited to www.arlingtoncemetery.net



dieter-dengler-section60-042304 by www.arlingtoncemetery.net, on Flickr



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

Go4Long wrote:
The Avanti is definitely a little obnoxious sounding:

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OK now im with it....rather annoying sound ,....thought it would be a lot more turbine like...

Thanks Mark


JWilsonphoto
Registered: Jan 16, 2002
Total Posts: 19066
Country: United States

I think my intensive study of Yousuf Karsh paid off. Bryan Martin needed some head shots for marketing. When you have a subject with the kind of facial character that Bryan possesses, you have to go beyond a "head shot".......



JWilsonphoto
Registered: Jan 16, 2002
Total Posts: 19066
Country: United States

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

Stunning shots Jim



stevezzzz
Registered: Aug 01, 2010
Total Posts: 4071
Country: United States

FlyingPhotog wrote:
You're Now Free To Move About The Solar System...


Holy sheep shanks, Jay. That's the best moon-crossing shot I've ever seen, precisely because it's not so much crossing the moon as it is targeting the moon. IWIST!



stevezzzz
Registered: Aug 01, 2010
Total Posts: 4071
Country: United States

JWilsonphoto wrote:
I think my intensive study of Yousuf Karsh paid off. Bryan Martin needed some head shots for marketing. When you have a subject with the kind of facial character that Bryan possesses, you have to go beyond a "head shot".......


Hats off, Shooter. Your lighting is so evocative of the master, it's uncanny.



JWilsonphoto
Registered: Jan 16, 2002
Total Posts: 19066
Country: United States

Thanks Brian. These emulate Yousuf's technique even more than the high profile subject that I shot last month. Certain faces just lend themselves to the "Karsh" treatment more than others. Much as I am not a fan of cigarettes, Bryan is a "Marlboro man" and it just seemed like it fit to shoot a few with that prop. A number of Karsh's subjects were photographed holding cigarettes with smoke swirling around them.

I wish I had known Bryan when he was riding the rodeo circuit, although I had one Nikon a flash and two lenses so it wouldn't have mattered much. I'd like to do a personal project shooting portraits of the guys that ride the rodeo. One area that I have been remiss in over the years is doing projects for myself just to keep my techniques fresh. Too much work and being jammed up by client/time/logistics, not enough time with creative freedom on my own nickel. No complaints, it's been very good to me, but it's time to take what I've learned and push the envelope a little, maybe a lot.



JWilsonphoto
Registered: Jan 16, 2002
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Country: United States

Thanks Zim, it is no secret that I have a very deep respect and appreciation for your artistic sense and capability. Your positive response is most gratifying. This has been a very interesting journey so far, and I think it's really just begun.



JWilsonphoto
Registered: Jan 16, 2002
Total Posts: 19066
Country: United States

Bryan has some influential contacts in the movie industry. They've asked him to think about participating in a new western to be filmed in the El Paso area soon.

I told him not to forget "the little people" when he hits the big time.



JWilsonphoto
Registered: Jan 16, 2002
Total Posts: 19066
Country: United States

Actually Steve, the character in your face has long struck me as a wonderful subject for this treatment. This whole journey has changed forever the way I look at faces. Since it began, I find myself analyzing and mentally lighting faces I meet. I guess it's paid off, sort of like sim training, when it's show time, I have already done it a dozens of times in my mind.



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

Fabulous character study/portraits Jim.

Really draws me in and makes me want to meet that gentleman.



JWilsonphoto
Registered: Jan 16, 2002
Total Posts: 19066
Country: United States

Thanks Jay, you will, in the fall.



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

http://dfw.cbslocal.com/2013/01/22/small-earthquake-hits-north-texas-late-tuesday-night/ Another paycheck hits the bank for Jim



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