Mustang Air to Air: The Sequel
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astrobrian
Registered: Sep 27, 2012
Total Posts: 827
Country: United States

Only an 8x10? Wow Zim, I would think that would make a great 16x20 for his hanger walls or something



Angry
Registered: Nov 08, 2011
Total Posts: 1216
Country: Australia

Thanks guys about to pull the trigger tomorrow on the exact trip details n flights etc..

Got a couple of fun days planned in Charlotte attending the Goodguys nationals & visiting a few racecar shops...

LA for 2 days then Yosemite road trip for 3 days then Las Vegas & SEMA for 6 days.

Of course the best part will be MA2A get together & Alliance. Cant wait to finally meet up...B25 Flight will be a bucket list thing for me,...you guys can get one anytime, ...we dont have any downunder. Pixels will be harvested.

Passport...check
Visa.........check
Flights......nearly check
Accomodation ...nearly check
Camera gear ....check

Be prepared for some Aussie surprises..

Al



Rodolfo Paiz
Registered: Jan 07, 2007
Total Posts: 9901
Country: United States

I don't yet have any images of flying machines, but I did get this fellow (and a few of his friends) on the ferry from Vancouver to Victoria...

The new AF-S 80-400 is doing very nicely on the D800. Definitely a keeper for those times when I'm traveling and the 200-400 or the 500 would not be appropriate for the packing list.



Tim Adams
Registered: Jan 01, 2004
Total Posts: 2832
Country: United States

Rodolfo Paiz wrote:
gerov wrote:
you would be crazy not to spend a day in Yosemite - it is truly beautiful. And while you're at it, stop by Sequoia National Park, or at least make a point of seeing the Sequoias in Yosemite. Truly majestic trees.


Plan your lodging now, as in right this very minute. Things usually fill up 6-8 months in advance (sometimes 10-11 months for summer reservations), and you'll probably find little-to-nothing available. Some of the places around the parks are dumps beyond belief: for example, stay the hell away from the "Yosemite View Lodge" based on my (shudder) personal experience, and don't ask for details... you don't want to know.

Plan out your driving times, too... those are long distances and the travel times quoted by Google Maps or Yahoo maps will seem very long to you, as though you could drive faster, but the elevation and nature of the roads mean you travel more slowly than on an open, level highway.


Having been to Yosemite three times, Oakhurst CA is a good place to stay. It is about 1 hour to the valley from there. It is not many miles, but the road is not exactly straight!!



stevezzzz
Registered: Aug 01, 2010
Total Posts: 4056
Country: United States

astrobrian wrote:
Only an 8x10? Wow Zim, I would think that would make a great 16x20 for his hanger walls or something


The Dutch have a reputation for being even more frugal than the Scots...



stevezzzz
Registered: Aug 01, 2010
Total Posts: 4056
Country: United States

Will there be any other MA2Aers at this weekend's Gathering of Warbirds and Legends in Topeka? I head out today: decided to drive my Model S and it will take an overnight charging stop in western KS to get me there. At any rate, it would be great to meet up with anyone who's also going.



JWilsonphoto
Registered: Jan 16, 2002
Total Posts: 18829
Country: United States

Fun times Zim! Looking forward to this October. Wish I had known that you were going to Topeka, might have influenced my decision to stand down. They wanted me to attend, but I blew it off. Have a great trip, keep us posted.



Jeff W.
Registered: Feb 09, 2008
Total Posts: 2392
Country: United States

stevez wrote:
New firmware updates for a slew of Canon 1D bodies:

http://www.fredmiranda.com/forum/topic/1230555/0#11712449


[edit for TOPP: Bücker Jungmann at the edge of the Colorado Rockies.]


@Zim - The Jungmann image is terrific. I am stunned that the owner only wanted an 8x10



Tim Adams
Registered: Jan 01, 2004
Total Posts: 2832
Country: United States

The 747 sure is a better looking plane. The 380 just looks fat.



stevezzzz
Registered: Aug 01, 2010
Total Posts: 4056
Country: United States

JWilsonphoto wrote:
Fun times Zim! Looking forward to this October. Wish I had known that you were going to Topeka, might have influenced my decision to stand down. They wanted me to attend, but I blew it off. Have a great trip, keep us posted.


Well, you might tell whoever 'they' are that I'll be there looking for A2A opportunities. Never hurts to shake the tree...



Jeff W.
Registered: Feb 09, 2008
Total Posts: 2392
Country: United States

Tim Adams wrote:
The 747 sure is a better looking plane. The 380 just looks fat.


I'm a Boeing fan no doubt, but the 380 reminds me of the time I went to the circus as a youngster. We went into the freak show tent where the bearded lady was on display. She was sure ugly, but I could not stop looking at her



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

So I see Alliance and KTKI are in the running for the CAF National Airbase That could get interesting.



stevezzzz
Registered: Aug 01, 2010
Total Posts: 4056
Country: United States

I'm in Goodland, Kansas, charging at an RV park while I wait for a big-ass line of T-storms to overrun my goal for the night, Wakeeney, KS. The car has done well: I would have made it well over 300 miles on the charge I left home with, but the wx radar returns are ugly and the headwinds suddenly got fierce.



Colin Giersberg
Registered: Jun 01, 2008
Total Posts: 2262
Country: United States

Beautiful light, Jeff



Angry
Registered: Nov 08, 2011
Total Posts: 1216
Country: Australia

Tim Adams wrote:
The 747 sure is a better looking plane. The 380 just looks fat.


Agreed Tim, however, having been on both, I prefer the 380 ( inside )...seat 43 A, B or C is THE place to be on a 380...front row near the door with oodles of leg room.

About to go down & make the bookings....I think I'll actually be on a 747 coming from Aussie but a 380 on the way home..

@ Jeff, beautiful light ,....loving the Steak & Kidney ala Boeing ,....liking the Steak & Kidney ala Airbus...

OOps TOP image...OK two images






JWilsonphoto
Registered: Jan 16, 2002
Total Posts: 18829
Country: United States

On the subject of RC, Chandler was hyped up today about getting a beginner "park flyer" today. Against my better judgement, we bought a Super Cub that was supposed to be indestructible. 3/4 of a day fiddling with it, ten minutes of "flight" and it was in a $300 smoking hole. Why does one do things when one already has a very clear picture of the likely outcome?



msalvetti
Registered: Dec 20, 2003
Total Posts: 3111
Country: United States

Maybe because it is really hard not to become a kid again yourself when spending time with grandchildren?

Mark



USM IS
Registered: Apr 12, 2010
Total Posts: 1660
Country: United States

JWilsonphoto wrote:
On the subject of RC, Chandler was hyped up today about getting a beginner "park flyer" today. Against my better judgement, we bought a Super Cub that was supposed to be indestructible. 3/4 of a day fiddling with it, ten minutes of "flight" and it was in a $300 smoking hole. Why does one do things when one already has a very clear picture of the likely outcome?



Just gift him the software simulator, then when he gets good, get the real deal. One of the few instances I have found where software for learning pays for itself VERY quickly, IMHO

Mike



Ernie Aubert
Registered: Apr 19, 2007
Total Posts: 4724
Country: United States

Absolutely - an RC flight simulator. I wish they'd have existed when I learned 29 years ago. I'm in the throes of considering getting an electric Super Sportster...



NightOwl Cat
Registered: Feb 19, 2007
Total Posts: 8803
Country: United States

Loving the conversations, even though I've not been able to shoot many planes, what with the final week of summer semester coming up... Two courses complete, an A in one, and a B in the other, 3 more classes to finish up next week, and getting ready to breath a big sigh of relief for all of a week to recuperate from surgery on the 9th.

Nothing major, just having permanent tubes installed this time around.

If I didn't have plans for tomorrow after school (pre-op work), I'd go to the museum and check this out:

http://www.daytondailynews.com/ap/ap/military/veterans-of-wwii-raid-holding-70th-reunion-in-ohio/nY7f9/



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