Mustang Air to Air: The Sequel
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NightOwl Cat
Registered: Feb 19, 2007
Total Posts: 7721
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That definitely sounds like a dream team for sure! I bet your PM box is overflowing with Pick me Pick me's alerady

JWilsonphoto wrote:
Looks like I'll be putting a team of photographers/videographers together to work with me in my new role. Know anywhere I can find a dozen great shooters who have a heart for our military? We met with Mark Cuban today and he is all in, to the tune of "whatever it takes!" I guess the fuse is officially lit!



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

I saw a post on my FB this morning that a stunt pilot with Red Bull on his way to an airshow in Austria may of crashed and perished ..

http://www.demorgen.be/dm/nl/990/Buitenland/article/detail/1625261/2013/05/01/Red-Bull-stuntpiloot-komt-om-bij-crash-in-Oostenrijk.dhtml



Tim Adams
Registered: Jan 01, 2004
Total Posts: 2637
Country: United States

Jeff W. wrote:
Tim Adams wrote:
For the sportscar fans,

http://www.6speedonline.com/articles/2013-audi-r18-e-tron-testing/

Makes a Grand-Am Daytona Prototype look like something Fred Flintstone mobile.


The r-18's simply blow me away. Reminds me of the sound I heard an ASK-21 make on a high speed low pass at Val Air in Durango. Will Audi give McNish another opportunity to nuke one of these beasts?


There really is nothing like seeing it in person. When you see them approach a corner you start thinking to yourself that they can't possibly take the corner that fast, and then they do. The downforce is just insane. The Kink is one of the most famous corners in road racing. It is coming off the carousel at Road America, everybody has to lift, if even slightly off the throttle to get thru safely, not a P1 though they take it flat out. It's amazing to watch.



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

went wrote:
Does anyone know who took the photo of the Yak 3 ?


You mean the one that was about 30 ft above the runway? That would be me. I'm hoping to get some more of them pretty soon. We were also talking about doing some air-to-air next time they're in the area.

--Rich



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

On a road trip this week for work to the beautiful town of Saskatoon (sarcasm)...I booked a midsize rental car...they gave me this instead:


Road Trip by Steven Szabo, on Flickr



Jon Uhler
Registered: Dec 08, 2006
Total Posts: 2439
Country: United States

went wrote:
WW1 cleared for take off



Great shots!

Reminds me of the movie, The Great Waldo Pepper......



stevezzzz
Registered: Aug 01, 2010
Total Posts: 3398
Country: United States

went wrote:
Does anyone know who took the photo of the Yak 3 ?


Ha! Good catch, went. Turns out I've got two photos on the Wanaka home page: the smoke-filled Iroquois is one of mine, too.



stevezzzz
Registered: Aug 01, 2010
Total Posts: 3398
Country: United States

JWilsonphoto wrote:
Looks like I'll be putting a team of photographers/videographers together to work with me in my new role. Know anywhere I can find a dozen great shooters who have a heart for our military? We met with Mark Cuban today and he is all in, to the tune of "whatever it takes!" I guess the fuse is officially lit!


You're looking for qualified minions, Jim? Did you see my hand shoot up in the air?



stevezzzz
Registered: Aug 01, 2010
Total Posts: 3398
Country: United States

pfnskyshots wrote:
went wrote:
Does anyone know who took the photo of the Yak 3 ?


You mean the one that was about 30 ft above the runway? That would be me. I'm hoping to get some more of them pretty soon. We were also talking about doing some air-to-air next time they're in the area.

--Rich


Now I'm confused. Rich, are you talking about the shot you posted a day or two ago? I think went's talking about the Warbirds Over Wanaka home page. But I've been known to be wrong. Rarely, but it does happen.



stevezzzz
Registered: Aug 01, 2010
Total Posts: 3398
Country: United States

Go4Long wrote:
On a road trip this week for work to the beautiful town of Saskatoon (sarcasm)...I booked a midsize rental car...they gave me this instead:


Good thing the gas goes on your expense account, Steve.



futurshox
Registered: Feb 15, 2008
Total Posts: 2399
Country: United States

Sweet ride, Steve! (no bias at all ;-)



stevezzzz
Registered: Aug 01, 2010
Total Posts: 3398
Country: United States

Laura, what's that we're seeing in your third shot, behind the plexiglas? Drogue chutes for something exotic? Just the overall cross section is intriguing.



stevezzzz
Registered: Aug 01, 2010
Total Posts: 3398
Country: United States

JWilsonphoto wrote:
Truthfully, I pulled into that space just for the pic, then pulled out. No charging station and the space is perpetually empty while the rest of the parking lot is perpetually full. I really kind of look at it as mildly annoying, kind of like the "employee of the month" sign in a space by the front door of a Marriott when I'm dragging in at midnight after a day of schlepping. Yes, if the electric car space had a charging unit that would be a mean move to park there, and disabled spaces (although I see quite a bit of abuse) is really tacky. There seems to be more disabled spaces than disabled people, but I'd rather have it that way than have one challenged person be inconvenienced, anywhere.

The Ev space is in Fry's parking lot, one space, no amenities, give me a break. Besides, if you're in a Volt, I paid for the 50 K overage so the owner doesn't deserve a preferred space!


I wasn't busting your chops, Jim, I could see there was probably nothing more there than a sign and we agree there's no good reason for an EV to get preference for parking, only charging. I wonder if Fry's is required to put up that sign or if it's a corporate policy?



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

stevez wrote:
pfnskyshots wrote:
went wrote:
Does anyone know who took the photo of the Yak 3 ?


You mean the one that was about 30 ft above the runway? That would be me. I'm hoping to get some more of them pretty soon. We were also talking about doing some air-to-air next time they're in the area.

--Rich


Now I'm confused. Rich, are you talking about the shot you posted a day or two ago? I think went's talking about the Warbirds Over Wanaka home page. But I've been known to be wrong. Rarely, but it does happen.



OK; now I'm confused too! I don't remember seeing another Yak photo posted recently (probably missed it) so I thought he was asking about mine. I give up; maybe someone will come along to help us see the light!



stevezzzz
Registered: Aug 01, 2010
Total Posts: 3398
Country: United States

pfnskyshots wrote:

OK; now I'm confused too! I don't remember seeing another Yak photo posted recently (probably missed it) so I thought he was asking about mine. I give up; maybe someone will come along to help us see the light!


Not posted here, but on the Warbirds Over Wanaka website that went linked to:

http://www.warbirdsoverwanaka.com/home.html

Chopper filled with smoke near the top; Yak-3 near the bottom.



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

cbrandt wrote:
I saw a post on my FB this morning that a stunt pilot with Red Bull on his way to an airshow in Austria may of crashed and perished ..

http://www.demorgen.be/dm/nl/990/Buitenland/article/detail/1625261/2013/05/01/Red-Bull-stuntpiloot-komt-om-bij-crash-in-Oostenrijk.dhtml





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

Tim Adams wrote:
Jeff W. wrote:
Tim Adams wrote:
For the sportscar fans,

http://www.6speedonline.com/articles/2013-audi-r18-e-tron-testing/

Makes a Grand-Am Daytona Prototype look like something Fred Flintstone mobile.


The r-18's simply blow me away. Reminds me of the sound I heard an ASK-21 make on a high speed low pass at Val Air in Durango. Will Audi give McNish another opportunity to nuke one of these beasts?


There really is nothing like seeing it in person. When you see them approach a corner you start thinking to yourself that they can't possibly take the corner that fast, and then they do. The downforce is just insane. The Kink is one of the most famous corners in road racing. It is coming off the carousel at Road America, everybody has to lift, if even slightly off the throttle to get thru safely, not a P1 though they take it flat out. It's amazing to watch.


Awesome piece of engineering looking forward to seeing it race in a couple of weeks...



MMcGrath
Registered: Apr 15, 2006
Total Posts: 2158
Country: United Kingdom

Moody Rafale



gerov
Registered: Nov 29, 2004
Total Posts: 8664
Country: United States

Very moody indeed, Mark

Gero



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

I think any of us would be honored to get a message from Jim inviting us to participate in some of his professional work. Myself included, of course... though I don't know what I might bring to the table that Beckman, Zimmerman, et al, cannot.



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