Mustang Air to Air: The Sequel
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J Mosher
Registered: Dec 26, 2007
Total Posts: 176
Country: United States

Thank you Jeff and Itsed65! I like the tri-jets too.

Glenn,
You could incorporate a mach dial instead of an aperture...Just a thought.



futurshox
Registered: Feb 15, 2008
Total Posts: 2775
Country: United States

But that one only goes down to 0.5!

Glenn, I think you have lots of words there; you might choose a less fussy/elaborate font. It looks too busy to me right now.



Itsed65
Registered: Oct 27, 2013
Total Posts: 163
Country: United States


Travis Elephant Walk by lennycarl08, on Flickr



JWilsonphoto
Registered: Jan 16, 2002
Total Posts: 19261
Country: United States

Through a careful and very controlled research effort, I determined that my new prop guards flex and break the prop tips just as quickly as if there were none. Guess I just need to learn not to have the props hit the ground!



JWilsonphoto
Registered: Jan 16, 2002
Total Posts: 19261
Country: United States

Spent the day chilling at HQ yesterday and then swung by the barn to catch a little late afternoon light...........



JWilsonphoto
Registered: Jan 16, 2002
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And Chandler running the barrels .........



JWilsonphoto
Registered: Jan 16, 2002
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Shot an aerial yesterday 18G28...................



MMauro72
Registered: Aug 12, 2012
Total Posts: 142
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From today in New Jersey

Air show by -mik3ymomo-



JWilsonphoto
Registered: Jan 16, 2002
Total Posts: 19261
Country: United States

Welcome Michael! Nice to see our military back in the air, isn't it!



JWilsonphoto
Registered: Jan 16, 2002
Total Posts: 19261
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Risky business..............................

http://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/article/Plane-crash-over-bay-was-during-pass-after-photos-5466164.php#photo-6282220



Glenn Watson
Registered: Nov 13, 2007
Total Posts: 3835
Country: United States

Thats a weird deal with that Fury. I read some comments by supposedly clueful people that the 210 turned into the Fury while the pilot was "reaching" for his camera.

Glenn



JWilsonphoto
Registered: Jan 16, 2002
Total Posts: 19261
Country: United States

Just be careful out there Glenn, I've done this long enough to know that it can happen to anyone.



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

As I understand the "rules" of A2A, if someone is uncomfortable with a move, or doesn't wish to do it for safety reasons, don't push the matter and force things as this is likely going to be the result. Safety first as the saying goes........



Glenn Watson
Registered: Nov 13, 2007
Total Posts: 3835
Country: United States

Right, by clueful I meant first hand knowledge of that specific flight.

Jim: how is the 30 knot drone panning flight practice coming along??


Glenn



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

astrobrian wrote:
As I understand the "rules" of A2A, if someone is uncomfortable with a move, or doesn't wish to do it for safety reasons, don't push the matter and force things as this is likely going to be the result. Safety first as the saying goes........


It's easy to say "safety first", but things can go pear-shaped in a big hurry. An active imagination about what can go wrong is an essential trait in an A2A pilot. Complacency is a killer.



JakeB17
Registered: Mar 03, 2013
Total Posts: 324
Country: United States

Collings Foundation "Tondelayo" on approach.



FlyingPhotog
Registered: May 09, 2008
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Country: United States

Glenn Watson wrote:
Thats a weird deal with that Fury. I read some comments by supposedly clueful people that the 210 turned into the Fury while the pilot was "reaching" for his camera.

Glenn


It's my understanding (from someone who was onboard) that they had concluded the official photo shoot using a Bonanza and that the accident occurred as the Sea Fury was departing for home.

If what you're saying is true Glenn, it sounds to me like it was simply a tragic mis-communication with the 210 and Fury each expecting the other to do something different than what they did. Unfortunately, it's not the first time something spontaneous and un-briefed ended badly.

Brief the flight .. Fly the brief .. No surprises



JWilsonphoto
Registered: Jan 16, 2002
Total Posts: 19261
Country: United States

We all suffer from a little of the "I take this so seriously and every detail is worked and reworked" syndrome or we would never agree to do an air to air. Zim's post could not be more dead on.

I dreamt all night that we bought a Mustang that was resting inverted off of a runway after a new owner mishandled his first landing. No indication of what is going on in the back of my mind these days I guess it's better than the dream I had a week or so ago where I spent all night wheeling a grocery cart filled with all my camera and lighting gear, looking for work. The subconscious is a funny thing..................................or not!

No Glenn, my 30kt rotating exercises are a few pages down the curriculum. I'm currently in the section where you practice lift off, false confidence punctuated by panic, and bouncing it off of hard surfaces. I'm thinking it might be a good idea to have about six sets of props waiting in the wings.



JWilsonphoto
Registered: Jan 16, 2002
Total Posts: 19261
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Nice Mitchell image Jake!



JWilsonphoto
Registered: Jan 16, 2002
Total Posts: 19261
Country: United States

Flying out to scout one of my A330 assignments today.

My Buddy Butch told me that he has decided to part with his King Air and purchase a new Citation Mustang. Looks like I'll be getting some jet time one way or another pretty soon.



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