Mustang Air to Air: The Sequel
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went
Registered: Apr 27, 2002
Total Posts: 1683
Country: New Zealand

WWII Warbirds



went
Registered: Apr 27, 2002
Total Posts: 1683
Country: New Zealand

WWII Warbirds 2



futurshox
Registered: Feb 15, 2008
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Country: United States

Hey, I actually have some aeroplanes to post. Went to Kingsbury at the weekend for their Spring fly-in. It was a bit crosswindy but there were a few visitors; most notably a brace of L-19s.



futurshox
Registered: Feb 15, 2008
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A few more.



JWilsonphoto
Registered: Jan 16, 2002
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Good Morning All! Nice work Zim! I kind of figured you'd take to it in a hurry. Personally, given the keeper rate it affords, I don't see a scenario aloft when it won't be bolted to my camera. I'll wait until you get home to change the paperwork around to a purchase. Glad you like it!! Don't you love how it opens up opportunities and ideas that would have been real hit and misses before?



JWilsonphoto
Registered: Jan 16, 2002
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Great images Lady Jo and Al! Man those mountain backdrops just cap it off!

Al, you are right, the night I tossed a Mustang up and began this thread I never could have imagined the outcome. You all just continue to make it better and better. We're only 50,000 looks away from 4 million.

Zim, the shot of your home base, if it's anything like mine, doesn't begin to show how dark it actually was. The perspectives from West looking East don't go as blue. Your cityscapes fire me up for the opportunities around Dallas, and other metroplexes.

Brian, nice work! You're right, as you slow the shutter down you begin to see rudder and wing tip motion here and there.



stevezzzz
Registered: Aug 01, 2010
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JWilsonphoto wrote:

Zim, the shot of your home base, if it's anything like mine, doesn't begin to show how dark it actually was. The perspectives from West looking East don't go as blue. Your cityscapes fire me up for the opportunities around Dallas, and other metroplexes.


You're right, Jim: it was darn close to pitch dark. Two minutes later, on the ground, I was having difficulty picking out the edge of the taxiway so I didn't run off into the weeds on the way to the hangar. The Remos has many fine attributes, but a usable landing light ain't one of them...



Jan-Arie
Registered: Dec 24, 2005
Total Posts: 4038
Country: Netherlands

JWilsonphoto wrote:
Thanks Jan Arie! I stand corrected. I was so bleary eyed when I glanced at your post that I saw two engines and blue. I think I've pushed this old airframe to the limit over the past week, but I've gotten a ton of shooting and landscaping behind me, so it's been worth it. Today was a "light" one, church, landscaping, trimmed half my hedges and bushes, emptied the garage and scrubbed it, and washed, waxed and detailed Sheila's car. Three Advil and a shower. I guess I missed that "day of rest" Scripture, ugh.

Tomorrow the floor people descend in the early am, so HQ and the Marriott will be my base of operations for a few days.


Watch yourself will you, I have been there a couple of times and I don't recommend it but knowing you a little bit you will survive



JWilsonphoto
Registered: Jan 16, 2002
Total Posts: 18828
Country: United States

Steve, Jay, Warner, and anyone else from our family who is headed to the 2013 ISAP Symposium, have a wonderful time. Seems a shame that I can't be there, given the amount of work that has gone into the planning and execution. Give Larry Grace a pat on the back while you're there, the dedication he has devoted to ISAP in general, but this symposium in particular, is unfathomable.

Those of you closest to me know what a challenge ISAP has been this year. The board has put in an inordinate amount of time and effort righting the ship, as it were. ISAP has over 400 members, up 100% from when we assumed the board responsibilities. The line up and participation of big name sponsors will be unprecedented at ISAP 2013. The speaker line up will educate, entertain and inspire. The field trips are always great and this year should be especially so with the addition of air to air photography opportunities (completely the dream child of Larry Grace).

So, wish I could be there to chill and have fun with you, but duty calls and I didn't have to have Rodolfo's mind to do the math on the equation before me for the week of ISAP 2013. Some of what I do this week will quite possibly affect some very fun, and rare opportunities for the MA2A family. Go, have fun, enjoy each other, and shoot a few for me!

JW



JWilsonphoto
Registered: Jan 16, 2002
Total Posts: 18828
Country: United States

Not so coincidentally, I have been commissioned to shoot the Manhattan Skyline at dusk in the near future. I've asked these folks to quote me a couple of hours in one of their 407's........



dswiger
Registered: Feb 24, 2006
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Country: United States

Anybody here have some 1st person shots of 0-1 Birddog or 0-2 Mixmaster FAC planes?
I "worked" with them in '69, II Corps, 21 TASS as a radio operator.
Would love to see them!

Here's all I have from my time in the "Paris of the Orient"













Thanks

Dan


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

My work isn't as glamorous as Jim's, but it is also keeping me from ISAP this year. I have three weeks to build, test and deploy a new website, and I'd really like three months.... Have fun, those who are going.



JWilsonphoto
Registered: Jan 16, 2002
Total Posts: 18828
Country: United States

Congratulations Lady Jo, welcome to the oven!



stevezzzz
Registered: Aug 01, 2010
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We'll miss you two, and Rodolfo as well. Who else is or isn't going?

Jay and I are having dinner tomorrow; we'll be sure and raise a glass to absent friends...



stevezzzz
Registered: Aug 01, 2010
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This was taken a few minutes earlier than the shots I posted last night: completely different light, and a lot more of it. This is the new Daniel Liebeskind-designed Denver Art Museum extension. In the upper left corner is the Colorado State Capitol, with its dome under wraps for renovations.



Wrei
Registered: Aug 01, 2008
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Dan, this gal was at the Central Texas Airshow two weekends ago.







dswiger
Registered: Feb 24, 2006
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Ray
Interesting color scheme! The birds in my squadron were "aircraft grey".
Most had no rear seats so if you had a 3rd passenger (me), sitting on a duffel bag and hugging the avionics/radio column was the approved seating

Dan



Ernie Aubert
Registered: Apr 19, 2007
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Country: United States

Dan, was "Paris of the Orient" Saigon? I was at Tan Son Nhut from July '66 to July '67... a Viet Nam Air Force Skyraider went down, doing an airshow I was told, a couple hundred yards from the trailer I was working in.



dswiger
Registered: Feb 24, 2006
Total Posts: 7759
Country: United States

Ernie,
Yea I think I miss-applied that title!
I spent most of my tour in II Corp. Some time in field, Ban me Thout, but mainly at Nha Trang or Cam Ranh Bay. The furthest south I got was Phan Rang



JWilsonphoto
Registered: Jan 16, 2002
Total Posts: 18828
Country: United States

God Bless You Guys! That was a tough one on all counts. Glad you all came home.



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