Mustang Air to Air: The Sequel
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Jan-Arie
Registered: Dec 24, 2005
Total Posts: 4092
Country: Netherlands

Hawk T2 Valley

One bad ass flightsim made from a real F104 cockpit



FlyingPhotog
Registered: May 09, 2008
Total Posts: 4775
Country: United States

OMG, That's so cool...!



Colin Giersberg
Registered: Jun 01, 2008
Total Posts: 2264
Country: United States

Jay, I can see you having one of those, trailer mounted and fully automated to track on other aircraft. Instead of the gun, your camera and choice of lens would be used. The cockpit controls would allow you to zoom in and out, focus, change the settings. It would have a built in computer with Photoshop and Lightroom (NIK Plugins too) so you could process the images on the "fly" and the monitor would be located where the HUD is. And when all of that activity exerts too many G's on your body, you would be wearing the appropriate attire to prevent blacking out.

Neat, huh?



gerov
Registered: Nov 29, 2004
Total Posts: 9030
Country: United States

They have flight simulators like that at the Patuxtent Naval Air Station museum - it takes the experience to a completely different level!



FlyingPhotog
Registered: May 09, 2008
Total Posts: 4775
Country: United States

Back when Falcon 3 came out, I remember seeing several people had built their own F-16 cockpit tubs using the Thrustmaster stick/throttle/pedal combo. A few did put their 14" CRTs in place of the HUD.

Pretty funny really...



stevezzzz
Registered: Aug 01, 2010
Total Posts: 4082
Country: United States

PDumm wrote:
On the prowl


Paul, I'm sorry I didn't get to put a face with the name down at El Centro. Next time...



PDumm
Registered: Oct 17, 2011
Total Posts: 204
Country: United States

stevez wrote:
PDumm wrote:
On the prowl


Paul, I'm sorry I didn't get to put a face with the name down at El Centro. Next time...


No problem Zim, I got up way to early and was half a sleep at Burger and Beer and had not eating any thing all day.
Next time I'll do better.



JWilsonphoto
Registered: Jan 16, 2002
Total Posts: 19252
Country: United States

Tim Ashton wrote:
JWilsonphoto wrote:
Good Morning Laura,

This is a tangled web for certain, but refusing a bi-racial couple would be very hard to justify from a Christian perspective. I'd have to say that would be a decision made on racism, not religious conviction. Scripture makes the definition of marriage about as clear as it can be. While I firmly believe that people should have the freedom and right to make decisions like same sex marriage, without judgement form others, I don't think someone should be coerced into being a part of such an event if it is contrary to their faith. It's a real stretch to compare a bi-racial couple tying the knot to a same sex marriage, there is no reasonable faith based defense for rejecting that union. This isn't a case of an ignorant bigot refusing someone service based upon their skin color, but it is a case of a being forced to participate in a ceremony that is in polar opposition to many people's beliefs. No one is saying that there should be sign carrying idiots from Kansas outside the wedding, but neither should we be forced to be a part of it. It's an agenda, that's why it becomes high profile like this. I would guess that there are plenty of wedding photographers in every geographic locale who have no particular spiritual grounding, or whose belief system has no problem with this type of union. If I shot weddings, I'd decline the opportunity to shoot a skin head wedding, should I be forced to?

I'm sure it will go to the Supreme Court, and once again, like the decision that allows us to murder 4,000 of our innocent unborn children every 24 hours, Christians will see another layer of their personal freedoms eroded, so that an activist group can push their agenda. This has nothing to do with whether I think they should be able to make their decision, live whatever lifestyle they choose, their "sin" is no different in God's eyes, than mine. It's about being forced to participate in theirs that seems more than a bit unfair in a free society.


Aw Jim

Dont be like that.
This evening, Just around the corner there is the umpteenth Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras Parade
I will admit though, I am exercising my rights as a citizen of Australia to ignore it yet again despite the fact that my mothers sister married one of yours who flew in the battle of the Coral Sea and then waited to the late 1960's to "come out" and come out he did in a big way. Who'ed a thought it I can hear you think but you would never have met a finer person than JJA.
Quite agree with you expressing your right not to be coerced, but having been involved with JJA and and his friends on a social level it is very hard to be judgmental and no, I have no intention of walking around the corner this evening to have a look.

Tim



Seems like we basically agree Tim. No judgement here, I think I made that very clear. I don't want to be force fed, or coerced, the rest is completely their choice.



Jeff W.
Registered: Feb 09, 2008
Total Posts: 2444
Country: United States

In an answer to prayers, we were blessed with some much needed rain today. While it kept me busy chasing storm-related issues, I got a few moments at the end of the day to catch a few rays of light at the airport.



FlyingPhotog
Registered: May 09, 2008
Total Posts: 4775
Country: United States

^^^ Really Nice Jeff! ^^^

Let's Call Them Character Lines...



Jan-Arie
Registered: Dec 24, 2005
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Country: Netherlands

" target="_blank">How cool is this


carrg1954
Registered: Jan 31, 2008
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Country: Australia

Jan-Arie wrote:

" target="_blank">How cool is this
yes it is


Jeff W.
Registered: Feb 09, 2008
Total Posts: 2444
Country: United States

FlyingPhotog wrote:
^^^ Really Nice Jeff! ^^^


Thanks Jay. Is that a Herc from Coolidge? This is why everyone should use sunscreen



Aero_70
Registered: Sep 24, 2011
Total Posts: 90
Country: United States

Hey all,
I just returned from Florida. I checked out all sorts of locations. Here's a quick sampling of what I have.
The icing on the cake was stopping by Peachtree Dekalb Airport on my way home. The sun was setting and had some nice light with darker clouds off to the east. I grabbed the 100-400 hoping to get some shots. I walk from the parking lot over the hill and there sits the Memphis Belle. That long lens didnt do me any good. After getting some shots I forgot that I had a 50mm in my backpack with me! arg!

1. Osprey and and lunch





2. Burrowing (edit) Owl





3. Crab legs





4. Icing on the cake of my trip! The 100-400 was completely useless up close to this!






stevezzzz
Registered: Aug 01, 2010
Total Posts: 4082
Country: United States

All very nice shots, Paul.

Is the borrowing owl related to the thieving magpie?



Aero_70
Registered: Sep 24, 2011
Total Posts: 90
Country: United States

stevez wrote:
All very nice shots, Paul.

Is the borrowing owl related to the thieving magpie?


Thanks for the catch!



stevezzzz
Registered: Aug 01, 2010
Total Posts: 4082
Country: United States

Aero_70 wrote:
stevez wrote:
All very nice shots, Paul.

Is the borrowing owl related to the thieving magpie?


Thanks for the catch!


I thought it was funny...

Meanwhile, back at El Centro, a couple from the morning session outside the fence line, just before the blowing dust cancelled the Blues' morning mission and sent us looking for shelter.



NightOwl Cat
Registered: Feb 19, 2007
Total Posts: 9300
Country: United States

someone sent me this bit of history. fascinating story.

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/07/15/world/europe/nadezhda-popova-ww-ii-night-witch-dies-at-91.html

Nadezhda Popova, WWII ‘Night Witch,’ Dies at 91
By DOUGLAS MARTIN
Published: July 14, 2013

The Nazis called them “Night Witches” because the whooshing noise their plywood and canvas airplanes made reminded the Germans of the sound of a witch’s broomstick.

Ms. Popova, standing, with other Soviet pilots in World War II. “We bombed, we killed; it was all a part of war,” she said in 2010.

The Russian women who piloted those planes, onetime crop dusters, took it as a compliment. In 30,000 missions over four years, they dumped 23,000 tons of bombs on the German invaders, ultimately helping to chase them back to Berlin. Any German pilot who downed a “witch” was awarded an Iron Cross.



FlyingPhotog
Registered: May 09, 2008
Total Posts: 4775
Country: United States

From 2011 via some hard drive housecleaning...



JWilsonphoto
Registered: Jan 16, 2002
Total Posts: 19252
Country: United States

You know, one of the great things about this craft of ours is the fact that no matter where one finds one's self there is probably something cool that can be captured..............



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