Mustang Air to Air: The Sequel
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JWilsonphoto
Registered: Jan 16, 2002
Total Posts: 16141
Country: United States

Nice work Laura!

Thanks for bringing the crash to our attention Jeremy, too bad.

TOPP: Some helo work in the Great Northwest................



david russell
Registered: Jan 06, 2008
Total Posts: 749
Country: United States

Almost as colorful at Jim's helicopter...







pfnskyshots
Registered: Oct 26, 2005
Total Posts: 909
Country: United States

NightOwl Cat wrote:
I concur. Having lived out at Eddy's Airplane Patch during the competition testing of the two, I thought this one had won as well. Surprised the heck out of me. Got used to the daily rounds of multiple sonic booms though, first from the 22 or 23, then the chase planes after they lit afterburners to catch up...



I was stationed at the little airplane patch as well during the flight testing of the two designs. I knew some of the folks who had worked on some of the flight tests and had received a few unclassified updates on what was taking place. It was an exciting place to be at the time...probably still is!

Miss that place (but I don't miss California).

--Rich



ELinder
Registered: Feb 14, 2010
Total Posts: 496
Country: United States

NightOwl Cat wrote:

Captured it with a fisheye as well, as I wasn't getting the WWWWIIIIIIDDDEEE I wanted



Oh boy, do I regret not being able to make it there with you. Ah we'll, someday it'll be open to the public again.

Erich



FlyingPhotog
Registered: May 09, 2008
Total Posts: 4524
Country: United States

Rather like how this turned out...



Many layers of tweaking on the B-17.
Sky and Mountains are fabricated.
Very slight lens flare on the near landing light.
Decided to go with a "Gallery Weighted" layout

Thoughts?



Angry
Registered: Nov 08, 2011
Total Posts: 1210
Country: Australia

Jay,.....

Think you ve out done yourself....

LUV it !!

Al



FlyingPhotog
Registered: May 09, 2008
Total Posts: 4524
Country: United States

Thanks Al...

Much Appreciated.



futurshox
Registered: Feb 15, 2008
Total Posts: 2400
Country: United States

david russell wrote:
Almost as colorful at Jim's helicopter...



What kind of a bird is that? Looks like he is a bit heavy for your feeder, he has pulled the seed holes closed. I have those feeders too...



msalvetti
Registered: Dec 20, 2003
Total Posts: 2861
Country: United States

futurshox wrote:
david russell wrote:
Almost as colorful at Jim's helicopter...



What kind of a bird is that? Looks like he is a bit heavy for your feeder, he has pulled the seed holes closed. I have those feeders too...


That's a Northern Flicker, the Red-Shafted western version. Out east, we have the Yellow-Shafted variety. A woodpecker, although they spend a lot of time on the ground eating insects, and probably spend less time drilling trees than other woodpeckers. Ours like to sit in my aluminum gutters and drum on them during mating season. I attract them to my suet feeder:



Mark



david russell
Registered: Jan 06, 2008
Total Posts: 749
Country: United States

futurshox wrote:
david russell wrote:
Almost as colorful at Jim's helicopter...



What kind of a bird is that? Looks like he is a bit heavy for your feeder, he has pulled the seed holes closed. I have those feeders too...



Jo, I believe it is a male Red Shafted Northern Flicker. He is a bit big for the feeder, but does manage to get food out of it.



futurshox
Registered: Feb 15, 2008
Total Posts: 2400
Country: United States

They're pretty birds, for sure!

I think one of their cousins, a Little Birdy, told me something about it being Jim's birthday today... If that's the case, then Happy birthday Jim!



Rodolfo Paiz
Registered: Jan 07, 2007
Total Posts: 9742
Country: United States

Jo, I do believe you're right! Happy Birthday, Jim!

In celebration for this special day, something unusual from me... an image!



Jan-Arie
Registered: Dec 24, 2005
Total Posts: 3567
Country: Netherlands

Happy Birthday Jim hope you have a wonderful day



Go4Long
Registered: Sep 04, 2005
Total Posts: 1539
Country: Canada

And another happy birthday to Jim.


Finger on the Pulse by Steven Szabo, on Flickr


Bradley Smith by Steven Szabo, on Flickr



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

Happy Birthday Jim!



astrobrian
Registered: Sep 27, 2012
Total Posts: 827
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And video from the crash RIP

http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=c32_1367332518



stevezzzz
Registered: Aug 01, 2010
Total Posts: 3399
Country: United States

Stall spin on takeoff; or was that a rejected approach?



stevezzzz
Registered: Aug 01, 2010
Total Posts: 3399
Country: United States

Hippo birdies, Jim!

Jay I like everything about that except perhaps the color balance between sky and airframe...something about it says 'shopped'.



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

stevez wrote:
Stall spin on takeoff; or was that a rejected approach?

Suspected load shifting during takeoff.



msalvetti
Registered: Dec 20, 2003
Total Posts: 2861
Country: United States

Happy Birthday Jim!



Mark



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