Mustang Air to Air: The Sequel
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stevezzzz
Registered: Aug 01, 2010
Total Posts: 4082
Country: United States

Wow, that didn't take long: your support has already pushed 'Bow Watch' over the 1000 point threshold and into the light, as it were. That's the power of social media: thanks to all who voted!



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

Arizona photographer Mike Olbinski captures

" target="_blank">time lapse footage of a small wildfire blowing up into a real conflagration.



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

I've published a couple more test reels of Garmin VIRB Elite footage on my website.

This one shows me stopping the prop and doing some engine-off soaring in the new 15-meter Pipistrel Sinus Flex, followed by my first no-engine landing at KBDU. Note the wing flex and how it makes the cockpit seem like it's moving around in the frame.

The other clip shows a late afternoon takeoff and a some crepuscular rays over Boulder as yesterday's cold front moved in. Landing in a crosswind blowing 21G28 in the long-wing Sinus is a bit of a challenge!

http://www.stevezphoto.us/virbtest/h3b93cb96#h3b93cb96
http://www.stevezphoto.us/virbtest/hacfa26e#hacfa26e



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

So here's something completely different for y'all. Back in March I paid a visit to the Jet Age Museum which recently opened at Gloucester Airport. It's only a stone's throw from the old Brockworth Airfield where Gloster Aircraft Company was based. So the museum features their products pretty heavily.

They also had this display case about Russell Adams, who was a leading aviation photographer in the 50s and 60s. They have his old kit here. Boys and girls, this is how it used to be done...

If you want to see more of his work, check this out: http://www.amazon.com/Jet-Age-Photographer-Aviation-Photography/dp/0750940093# I have a copy; lots of good stuff inside.



Rodolfo Paiz
Registered: Jan 07, 2007
Total Posts: 9906
Country: United States

MMcGrath wrote:
Did you go to see the Tour de France in London yesterday?


We did make the attempt, and found a nice spot where both the kids and the camera would get a great view; but we had to bail before the peloton arrived at our location: too many other people wanted to be right behind us, and it was getting very squishy. Too good a spot, I guess.

The time was well-spent in any case. I think the kids' minds are reeling from the firehose of history we've thrown at them this week.



carrg1954
Registered: Jan 31, 2008
Total Posts: 1262
Country: Australia

https://stevezimmermann.see.me/post/1078519?tab=image
done, good luck



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

stevez wrote:
My photo, "Bow Watch" is in the running to be displayed 200' high in Times Sqaure. You can enhance my chances by clicking through the link below and either 'Like' the work, or purchase a T-shirt or postcard. Thanks in advance...

https://stevezimmermann.see.me/post/1078519?tab=image


Done, good luck...



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

Jan-Arie wrote:
Mmm those Brazilians are not laughing at the moment 0-5 for Germany in the first half of the game


Oof, that was a brutal result.

http://on.ft.com/1jdH2CK



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

FlyingPhotog wrote:
I'm told that because the Fireworks Drone driver violated the USGC's exclusion zone, he's facing $40K in fines and 5-10 yrs in jail...

Bet he didn't see that one coming...


Wait, the Coast Guard now claims jurisdiction over the airspace above waterways? The FAA won't stand still for that, I bet. I see a long bout of legal wrangling over this one: the boom in multi-rotor 'copters is creating a regulatory nightmare and it will take a long time to sort out.

And just in case it was needed, here's a reminder that a Phantom is essentially a flying Cuisinart with no safety interlocks, and that these things warrant an operators' extreme caution when flown in the vicinity of other people. You can bet I have a newfound respect for the dangers.

No, it wasn't a case of me snatching it out of the air at the end of a flight; and, yes, that's my blood on the fuselage. I'll share the whole sorry tale via PM if you want to hear it. The short version: think before you act. Also: automation can be a two-edged sword.



Tim Adams
Registered: Jan 01, 2004
Total Posts: 2887
Country: United States

Some interesting stuff has just come up for sale, Battle of Britain collection, and this P-51.

http://www.platinumfighters.com/#!p-51d-n38227/c132k

Price is too steep. 1.5, then you have to spend a boat load of money to restore it.



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

stevez wrote:

And just in case it was needed, here's a reminder that a Phantom is essentially a flying Cuisinart with no safety interlocks, and that these things warrant an operators' extreme caution when flown in the vicinity of other people. You can bet I have a newfound respect for the dangers.

No, it wasn't a case of me snatching it out of the air at the end of a flight; and, yes, that's my blood on the fuselage. I'll share the whole sorry tale via PM if you want to hear it. The short version: think before you act. Also: automation can be a two-edged sword.



Looks like the UAV took a bite of of you and you took a bite of of it. That rotor blade had to hit you hard to incur that damage. Med quickly Steve



Bill Gass
Registered: Feb 09, 2006
Total Posts: 4118
Country: United States

Tim Adams wrote:
Some interesting stuff has just come up for sale, Battle of Britain collection, and this P-51.

http://www.platinumfighters.com/#!p-51d-n38227/c132k

Price is too steep. 1.5, then you have to spend a boat load of money to restore it.


Be kool to buy that and a couple of 109's, even if they just sat there.



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

I just received a package from 42º S. containing comp copies of the official commemorative book published to record the 2014 Warbirds Over Wanaka International Airshow. Author Jill Herron asked us, the book photographers, to send her a dozen of our best shots. In the end she used nearly forty of my images, including the title page shot you see in the photo below; Jill even even included another photographer's shot of me in my orange safety vest, chimping, after a photo pass by one of the performers. The other principal book photographers are Gavin Conroy, Philip Makanna, Glenn Alderton and Geoff Soper: pretty good company, I'd say.



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

stevez wrote:
I just received a package from 42º S. containing comp copies of the official commemorative book published to record the 2014 Warbirds Over Wanaka International Airshow. Author Jill Herron asked us, the book photographers, to send her a dozen of our best shots. In the end she used nearly forty of my images, including the title page shot you see in the photo below; Jill even even included another photographer's shot of me in my orange safety vest, chimping, after a photo pass by one of the performers. The other principal book photographers are Gavin Conroy, Philip Makanna, Glenn Alderton and Geoff Soper: pretty good company, I'd say.


Very well done Steve. Your images are truly deserving of such notice. I'd say Messrs. Conroy, Makanna, Alderton and Soper feel equally honored to rub shoulders with a photographer of your talent. Excellent work as usual



Shaggy Wolf
Registered: Jan 20, 2011
Total Posts: 629
Country: N/A

I don't see this on the last couple of pages, so hopefully it hasn't been posted before:



A quick little video by the Thunderbird's official photographer. What an awesome job.


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

Jeff W. wrote:
stevez wrote:

And just in case it was needed, here's a reminder that a Phantom is essentially a flying Cuisinart with no safety interlocks, and that these things warrant an operators' extreme caution when flown in the vicinity of other people. You can bet I have a newfound respect for the dangers.

No, it wasn't a case of me snatching it out of the air at the end of a flight; and, yes, that's my blood on the fuselage. I'll share the whole sorry tale via PM if you want to hear it. The short version: think before you act. Also: automation can be a two-edged sword.



Looks like the UAV took a bite of of you and you took a bite of of it. That rotor blade had to hit you hard to incur that damage. Med quickly Steve


The rotor blade had already shattered before the Phantom took its pound of flesh out of me, Geoff. I don't know which bits bit me, if you catch my meaning, but I doubt very much it was the broken blade or I'd look a lot worse than I do already.



Jan-Arie
Registered: Dec 24, 2005
Total Posts: 4092
Country: Netherlands

Tim Adams wrote:
Some interesting stuff has just come up for sale, Battle of Britain collection, and this P-51.

http://www.platinumfighters.com/#!p-51d-n38227/c132k

Price is too steep. 1.5, then you have to spend a boat load of money to restore it.


Movie clip of the same aircraft





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

Nicely done with the NZ book Zim! Sorry your quad turned on you...



nrferguson
Registered: Apr 20, 2004
Total Posts: 2447
Country: United Kingdom

next week is Farnborough International 2014 and they have started practicing. As I came up the M3 from Southampton today I saw the F-16 leaving and just caught the end of the Red Arrows practice. The big question is whether the F-35B will be back in the air for Farnborough and RIAT. 5hrs ago the UK Defence Minister was saying doubtful will make RIAT but may make Farnborough.
http://uk.reuters.com/article/2014/07/09/uk-lockheed-fighter-idUKKBN0FE1P620140709
and
http://www.defensenews.com/article/20140708/DEFREG02/307080026/US-Marine-F-35Bs-Could-Make-Airshows-Even-UK-Jets-Do-Not



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

Well done Zim!

Phantom/Piraña sure can get you.

That fireworks guy is going to be very busy for a very long time. I doubt JR would have enjoy the legal battle that that fellow is facing. I would guess that he can't afford to fight it, so "off to prison he must go, he must go, he must go....." .

Like I said, I had all these creative ideas prior to launching mine. Once it left the ground all I could see was liability. The average photographer with ten bucks in his or her pocket and assets totaling a grand or two, doesn't have to sweat liability, because no lawyer will go after them if there isn't a deep pocket in there somewhere, but the Feds don't care about that. I'd guess that they are looking for an example as well, to stem the tide to some degree. Not looking good for walking away from that deal.



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