Mustang Air to Air: The Sequel
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JWilsonphoto
Registered: Jan 16, 2002
Total Posts: 19071
Country: United States

That's a beautiful image Mark, and a great gesture. The print you all did for me sits in a place of honor and I look at it every time I'm at HQ, it is very dear to me.

Gorgeous morning in the Cub, the skies were absolutely like a Zimmermann canvas laced with stratus, alto cu and Texas blue. When the wheels lifted off 36 at KTKI the winds were wafting NNE at about 6. When I lined up with the runway and hour later they were variable at 16G22. Not a big deal if you know how to dance on those rudder pedals a bit. The trick is taxiing back to the hangar because each time you add power the little yellow Cub wants to fly again. What a treat that airplane is on a beautiful morning, pure flying.

The Tucano/P51 debate is not one of space, I'm fixing that as we speak. It's whether you want a warbird that requires hours of work for each hour flown, (granted one of the most desirable airplanes in the history of flight), much of it's care is out of the scope of mere mortals such as myself. Or, do you want a current turbine fighter trainer that is very cool, fast, forgiving, and pretty much all you have to do is clean the bugs off it and put it away til the next time. Knee jerk is .....the Mustang, I understand, and "Tucano Air to Air" just doesn't have the same ring Wherever would I find people to help me polish...........................................?



Wrei
Registered: Aug 01, 2008
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Country: United States

...about " The trick is taxiing back to the hangar because each time you add power the little yellow Cub wants to fly again", I am sure it only takes practice...







JWilsonphoto
Registered: Jan 16, 2002
Total Posts: 19071
Country: United States

Wow Jan Arie! Your images of the race are luminous! Well done! Glad your Mom like m choice of airplanes. I could get my familiarization hours knocked out fairly quickly if I brought it over to take her for a ride.



futurshox
Registered: Feb 15, 2008
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Country: United States

astrobrian wrote:
The people on the tv said it was a "cold front". Only getting up into the 90s today


Speak for yourself, it's been 109F here today.



JWilsonphoto
Registered: Jan 16, 2002
Total Posts: 19071
Country: United States

I was just talking with a friend across the way who bought a new TBM 850 9 months ago. He had about 250TT, none in high performance, much less turbines when he bought the 850. The underwriters required 100 hours with a "mentor pilot" before solo. He laughed and said he flew friends to the east coast, west coast, Arizona, anywhere they wanted to go, so he could knock those hours out in short order. Interestingly, he suggested we fly out to Colorado together to see Pilatus, because he decided he made the wrong choice when he bought the 850 and is happy to give up the 320 knots for the comfort and amenities the PC12 offers. I liked hearing that. There is no comparison in cabin/cockpit appointments and comfort.

I am a different sort when it comes to this stuff though. Paul was ready to solo me in the Six at 5 hours, I had him fly with me for five more until he jumped out one day and told me in mixed polish/english, "Is time, you must be brave!" I've plied the flight levels flying Butch's King Air for a number of hours, so I'm not totally unfamiliar, but there will be a lot to learn. The July issue of FLYING's feature article is all about why everyone loves the Pilatus PC12, a fun read! John Dibbs did the photography.



Jan-Arie
Registered: Dec 24, 2005
Total Posts: 4076
Country: Netherlands

JWilsonphoto wrote:
Wow Jan Arie! Your images of the race are luminous! Well done! Glad your Mom like m choice of airplanes. I could get my familiarization hours knocked out fairly quickly if I brought it over to take her for a ride.



Thanks Jim I think she would freak out

Audi



JWilsonphoto
Registered: Jan 16, 2002
Total Posts: 19071
Country: United States

It's toasty here too Lady Jo, but the "cold front" mustn't have gotten to you yet. We have winds out of the NNW at the moment and it's 76 degrees.............................................................inside HQ



JWilsonphoto
Registered: Jan 16, 2002
Total Posts: 19071
Country: United States

I think you have your panning down to a fine edge Jan Arie.



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

JWilsonphoto wrote:
I think you have your panning down to a fine edge Jan Arie.


I had rented a old 300 2.8 L and it performed like a pro
even tested it with Marcel's new 2.0 ext III and it went without an itch in daylight.
I had asked the guy at the store were the old lenses went after the switched to the new 300 He couldn't tell me or he didn't wanted to Because I want one but I'm not willing to pay 6899 for a lens but I'm searching..

ZYTEK Z11SN - NISSAN



FlyingPhotog
Registered: May 09, 2008
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Really liking the race shots J-A! Glad you're liking your new computer too!



Jan-Arie
Registered: Dec 24, 2005
Total Posts: 4076
Country: Netherlands

FlyingPhotog wrote:
Really liking the race shots J-A! Glad you're liking your new computer too!


Thanks Jay its out of this world..

I'm looking for the BB code of the classic black frame do any of you know what it is??



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

futurshox wrote:
astrobrian wrote:
The people on the tv said it was a "cold front". Only getting up into the 90s today


Speak for yourself, it's been 109F here today.

Guessing they meant tomorrow, hit 106 here today....



gerov
Registered: Nov 29, 2004
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Country: United States

Hi Jan - outstanding shots from LM. Did Nissan have that funky Batmobile of their's at the race this year?

Keep the shots coming

Gero



Jan-Arie
Registered: Dec 24, 2005
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Hey Gero no it wasn't there this year there is a new one and that one is coming next year.



Razor17
Registered: Oct 08, 2012
Total Posts: 465
Country: United States

JWilsonphoto wrote:
We have a light northerly flow this morning, very unusual here during the summer. I'm going to fire up the Cub and take advantage of it before the day heats up. Y'all have a wonderful weekend.



Same over here at Lancaster this morning, after pancakes and bacon, I pulled the C-140A out and washed it, kinda like my dogs, it needed it...

Lynn



Wrei
Registered: Aug 01, 2008
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Was it really that hot today?







JWilsonphoto
Registered: Jan 16, 2002
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Gonna be in the 80's next week! Tuesday is going to be a Cub day for sure.



JimClark
Registered: Nov 19, 2003
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Hell Cat and a Zero and a big Russian plane







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

We hit 116 in Chandler, AZ today.

I think Phoenix (officially) hit 119.

Ramp guys I know at PHX posted laser thermo temps of 160+ from work today. UGH...



david russell
Registered: Jan 06, 2008
Total Posts: 754
Country: United States

I hear ya Jay....it got up to 77 at our mountain place today and will only get down to 44 tonight.....this heat wave is killin' us



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