Mustang Air to Air: The Sequel
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stevezzzz
Registered: Aug 01, 2010
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Sweet ride, Steve! (no bias at all ;-)



stevezzzz
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Moody Rafale



gerov
Registered: Nov 29, 2004
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Very moody indeed, Mark

Gero



Rodolfo Paiz
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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.



MMcGrath
Registered: Apr 15, 2006
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Rodolfo Paiz wrote:
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.


Rodolfo, I whole heartedly agree with you that for those selected it would be an honour and a great learning experience. In my own case, the small matter of 5000miles or so rules me out..



Jeff W.
Registered: Feb 09, 2008
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Rodolfo Paiz wrote:
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.


You would bring plenty to the table kind sir. I would sustain your nomination without hesitation



msalvetti
Registered: Dec 20, 2003
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I think there are many of us that would be happy just to bring drinks and food to the table, and be able to watch the Dream Team in action.

Mark



Bill Gass
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Play day today !



Rodolfo Paiz
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Jeff W. wrote:
You would bring plenty to the table kind sir. I would sustain your nomination without hesitation


Thank you, Jeff. I consider myself a serious and competent professional, though certainly not at your level (yet!).

But if I were Jim, I'd be looking for the best I could get for this job, and there are others with both greater talent and availability than I. He's certainly not hurting for options! In addition to both Rock Star and Sandman whom I've already mentioned, and a few other not-quite-so-studly-as-they shooters from this community, Jim's also got access and great relationships with a whole host of talented shooters: Bowen, Grace, Boyd (who's already involved), and Koepnick are only the first names who come to mind.

And this is still just in the aviation arena. Jim surely knows dozens of other shooters who are more focused on other areas of photography but are equally or even more talented. And remember, this role didn't sound too aviation-focused from Jim's brief first description.

So I certainly won't hold my breath waiting for that phone call. But a guy can dream.



Jeff W.
Registered: Feb 09, 2008
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Rodolfo Paiz wrote:
Jeff W. wrote:
You would bring plenty to the table kind sir. I would sustain your nomination without hesitation


Thank you, Jeff. I consider myself a serious and competent professional, though certainly not at your level (yet!).

But if I were Jim, I'd be looking for the best I could get for this job, and there are others with both greater talent and availability than I. He's certainly not hurting for options! In addition to both Rock Star and Sandman whom I've already mentioned, and a few other not-quite-so-studly-as-they shooters from this community, Jim's also got access and great relationships with a whole host of talented shooters: Bowen, Grace, Boyd (who's already involved), and Koepnick are only the first names who come to mind.

And this is still just in the aviation arena. Jim surely knows dozens of other shooters who are more focused on other areas of photography but are equally or even more talented. And remember, this role didn't sound too aviation-focused from Jim's brief first description.

So I certainly won't hold my breath waiting for that phone call. But a guy can dream.


I concur with your notion of Jim using the best of the best. Maybe JW can get his buddy McNally (one of my favorite shooters) to join this dream team. Joe would certainly bring a unique vision. I'd be honored to simply serve as a "step-n-fetch-it" photo assistant. It certainly will be fun to watch this unfold on MA2A.



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