Mustang Air to Air: The Sequel
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KZinnack
Registered: Mar 16, 2010
Total Posts: 168
Country: United States

Glenn Watson wrote:
Beautiful airframes..



Glenn


Awesome shot Glen..but I am reminded of the old aviation joke about "Doctors in V-tail Beeches"
being one of the most dangerous things in aviation...



gnauer
Registered: Jan 28, 2013
Total Posts: 22
Country: United States

The first one looks like a classic, but will definitely fly in one of those.



mmniemi
Registered: Sep 20, 2007
Total Posts: 600
Country: Finland

Another beauty from the same day. Might be one for Jim's taste...





Mikko



Glenn Watson
Registered: Nov 13, 2007
Total Posts: 3757
Country: United States

...



Glenn



Glenn Watson
Registered: Nov 13, 2007
Total Posts: 3757
Country: United States

knock it off gentlemen..Viper has the lead..



Glenn



Glenn Watson
Registered: Nov 13, 2007
Total Posts: 3757
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The Lone V...



mmniemi
Registered: Sep 20, 2007
Total Posts: 600
Country: Finland

Beautiful!

Mikko



KZinnack
Registered: Mar 16, 2010
Total Posts: 168
Country: United States

Donald Gray wrote:
JWilsonphoto wrote:
Man! If I was an aspiring aviation photographer, and opened up this thread, I'd either think I found Mecca, or walk out onto the freeway, not sure which! Seriously, stop and think of the depth of talent that resides here, it's just amazing.
I was just thinking exactly the same thoughts Jim - When I burst rudely on the scene at around page 600, I was gobsmacked (English phrase) at the outstanding work here. I have learned much, Been inspired. and attempted to emulate the post processes. I know that my photography bar has risen no end since meeting you all.

A sincere thanks to all of you, especially Jim for starting this place


Jim and Donald,

Both of your comments are are spot on and amazingly prophetic...perhaps more that you realize.

FM and particularly the MATA thread is a very special place on the web. When I stumbled onto this little photographic paradise several years ago I was astounded by the quality of the work that was displayed. Since then the bar has been raised...significantly..on a regular basis! Driving it all was the incredible people that were <gasp> willing to share their knowledge and encouragement!

Personally, I cannot thank all of you enough. I accept the fact that I may never achieve the same level of skill as all of you but I am sure gonna try. Because of MATA I rarely travel without a camera, I am never shy about pulling it out to use it, and I cannot remember the last time I saw the "Professional" mode displayed in my viewfinder. Now I actually consider variables like the location of the sun, the type of aircraft, and were can I weasel myself into so that I can get that better shot. On my recent trip to New Mexico, I used techniques learned here and planned my trip to the VLA (time of day, location, etc.); I was rewarded with a 90% keeper rate. Will I ever enjoy a 90% keeper rate shooting aviation...not likely but applying what I have learned here has already cut down the use of my delete key. So, again, thank you everyone for setting the bar very high and encouraging all MATA visitors to meet the challenge.

I will now return to lurking in slack-jawed amazement...

Very Large Array (VLA) west of Socorro, NM



Jan-Arie
Registered: Dec 24, 2005
Total Posts: 4039
Country: Netherlands

Glenn Mikko great stuff yet again.
Glenn that V tail with the sun is a winner for me.

Mr KZinnack sorry lost your first name? that is a awesome thing to see in person great light...



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

Framing the sun with a V tail, awesome.



FlyingPhotog
Registered: May 09, 2008
Total Posts: 4775
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Fair To Partly Prowler...



Jeff W.
Registered: Feb 09, 2008
Total Posts: 2392
Country: United States

I may need to ask Glenn, Jay, and Mikko to pump the brakes just a tad on their posts. I may have cut my eyes on the images from their last volley of posts

I've been chasing Speedbirds at KPHX recently. It seems that every time I find a some free time to catch the afternoon arrival, I also bring the overcast with me

QUEEN OF THE OVERCAST SKIES



futurshox
Registered: Feb 15, 2008
Total Posts: 2744
Country: United States

Naw, it's the Brits, bringing the weather with them ;-)



Glenn Watson
Registered: Nov 13, 2007
Total Posts: 3757
Country: United States

Are you back Jo?



Zane Adams
Registered: Oct 26, 2011
Total Posts: 331
Country: United States

Jan-Arie wrote:
Zane Adams wrote:
Ok...does this mean I can officially join the Mustang air to air club!?



Cool shot Zane, I like that you see a little piece of the P51C
Tell me how is the experience to fly in something like that Mustang.


I have been a fan of the P-51 for my whole life. My dad worked at North American during WWII and always talked about the Mustang with a mystical air to his voice. This flight was a true blessing from out of the blue. The idea was hatched a year ago.

The flight was amazing. The sound, smell and feel of the airplane is indeed special. The view in the Collings TP-51C rear seat is not all that good looking forward. But who cares! The airplane is smooth and docile feeling when you are just cursing along. But it shows it self to be a wild horse under power, during turns and rolls. I had the stick for over half of the flight..including one aileron roll. Flying along side the bombers just added to the special feel of the trip. My uncle flew B-24's so the added bonus of being in the P-51 along side the B-24 almost overwhelmed my emotions!

I was spent after the flight....driving home was not easy as the adrenaline wore off...lol
I owe many people for the making the opportunity happen. Jim, Whitney, Hunter, Matt, Ryan, Dawn, God...etc.

Wow...just wow.





Go ahead...try and wipe this smile off my face!



nickjohnson
Registered: Sep 15, 2009
Total Posts: 958
Country: United Kingdom

.. for those who have yet to try the LR 4 / CS6 32bit HDR - give it a go. I've found an HDR tone mapping that I can live with at long last.

Oh, and in the process of working through some old stuff with the new HDR process .. I found Lady Jo a new beer cellar.





Jan-Arie
Registered: Dec 24, 2005
Total Posts: 4039
Country: Netherlands

Hey Thanks for that story much appreciated it's always cool to hear one's story's.
The smile says it all so you went full circle excellent, and the quality of your photo's is excellent.
Hoping for such an experience in the future but I have been blessed with some excellent flights with Jim and Gunny.....

Just an observation sticking your head out of the window with a pair of DC's on your head is not always the smartest thing to do



Jan-Arie
Registered: Dec 24, 2005
Total Posts: 4039
Country: Netherlands

A photo from a bye gone era me on a air force fuel bowser which we borrowed for the deployment to central Bosnia



Glenn Watson
Registered: Nov 13, 2007
Total Posts: 3757
Country: United States

What a hoot Zane! I can hear the excitment in your story..I rode on the 24 last week and couldnt sleep for 2 days before OR after...can only imagine how rolling the 51 would get you going..Congrats on working the relationship to the top!

Glenn



futurshox
Registered: Feb 15, 2008
Total Posts: 2744
Country: United States

nickjohnson wrote:
I found Lady Jo a new beer cellar.


Oh, yay!

Yes Glenn, I am back :-)

Took a ride in this on Saturday; it was a lot of fun!



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