Mustang Air to Air: The Sequel
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JWilsonphoto
Registered: Jan 16, 2002
Total Posts: 16036
Country: United States

Back to the pattern...............



Jeff W.
Registered: Feb 09, 2008
Total Posts: 1843
Country: United States

The "Flying Forehead" early morning final into LAX.



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

Days of Angels and song are upon us.



Jan-Arie
Registered: Dec 24, 2005
Total Posts: 3518
Country: Netherlands

Early Christmas present



gerov
Registered: Nov 29, 2004
Total Posts: 8664
Country: United States

Ooooohh - sweeeeet, J-A

Now get to work



Jan-Arie
Registered: Dec 24, 2005
Total Posts: 3518
Country: Netherlands

Well that will take a wile to complete but it's huge.



JWilsonphoto
Registered: Jan 16, 2002
Total Posts: 16036
Country: United States

Cool Jan Arie! What is the wingspan in inches? Ummmmm......25" Eduardo and some other aftermarket people make incredibly detailed add ons for that model.



JWilsonphoto
Registered: Jan 16, 2002
Total Posts: 16036
Country: United States

On the subject of "Big", I received an email awarding me yet another Airbus 330 project to be shot in the next three to four weeks. I'll never complain about the price of gas again



JWilsonphoto
Registered: Jan 16, 2002
Total Posts: 16036
Country: United States

Weather threatens the last couple of days of this week so a client and I decided to push a shoot into next week, leaving the balance of this one free. What a pleasant surprise!! One last Christmas detail to hang and that project is behind me. After today's shoot I stopped by my favorite paint supply house and picked up masking paper/tape and a gallon of fingerprint, oil and wax remover. Tomorrow the biplane takes one giant step toward getting back in the air. I'll have it all masked and ready to shoot a couple of coats of white urethane on the tubing on the next pretty day. The journey begins.....again..............



JWilsonphoto
Registered: Jan 16, 2002
Total Posts: 16036
Country: United States

Originally I did all the floorboards, seat bottoms and backs and turtledeck bulkheads with African mahogany, the instrument panels are a veneer of the same material. I have decided to remake all of that with carbon fiber weave, it'll be lots lighter and look cool to boot. My BBJ folks have a couple of beautiful navy blue hides that they are going to craft my upholstery and the cockpit coamings from.

The front panel consist of and airspeed gauge, an altimeter, a compass and a g-meter. I'm redesigning the rear with an Air Gizmo dock and a Garmin 696 in the center. Tomorrow I go back to my automotive finish supplier and they are going to do a computer match of my white and mix me up a gallon of urethane. Time to tune up my Sata spray gun and see if I still have the knack.



Colin Giersberg
Registered: Jun 01, 2008
Total Posts: 2080
Country: United States

J-A, I have been wanting to get the B25 as well.



JWilsonphoto
Registered: Jan 16, 2002
Total Posts: 16036
Country: United States

Colin, I bought the 1/32nd Trumpeter Corsair kit a year ago. It's beautiful, but when you open the box it's no secret that it will be a long term project, and that's if you don't buy all the aftermarket photo etched stuff. The 25 looks like that and then some. I'm tempted to order it, but I think our 1:1 version is going to keep me and a number of other folks busy for a couple of years.



Larry Grace
Registered: Aug 06, 2009
Total Posts: 128
Country: United States

From the 2013 ICAS convention, Still waiting for the release on the USAF Thunderbirds, hope is that it will be announce before the convention ends on Thursday,going through approval stage.

Here's the The 2014 Military Team Schedules.

USN Blue Angels:

03/15-036/15  NAF El Centro Annual Air Show, NAF El Centro, CA
03/21-03/22  Palmdale Air Show, Palmdale, CA
03/23-03/23  Fontana, CA Flyover
03/29-03/30  Wings Over Texas Air Show, NAS Kingsville, TX

04/05-04/06  Sun 'n Fun 2014, Lakeland, FL
04/12-04/13  TBD
04/19-04/20  Off - Easter Weekend
04/26-04/27  Fort Worth Air Power Expo 2014, NAS Fort Worth JRB, TX

05/03-05/04  Fair St. Louis Air Show, St. Louis, MO
05/10-05/11  Vero Beach Air Show, Vero Beach, FL
05/17-05/18  TBD
05/21-05/23  USNA Air Show and Graduation Flyover, US Naval Academy, MD
05/24-05/25  New York Air Show at Jones Beach, Jones Beach, NY
05/31-06/01  Deke Slayton Airfest, La Crosse, WI
 
06/07-06/08  Wings Over Pittsburgh Air Show, Pittsburgh, PA
06/14-06/158  The Great Tennessee Air Show, Smyrna, TN
06/21-06/22  Milwaukee Air and Water Show, Milwaukee, WI
06/28-06/29  Dayton Air Show, Dayton, OH

07/05-07-06  National Cherry Festival Airshow, Traverse City, MI
07/12-07/12  Pensacola Beach Air Show, Pensacola Beach, FL
07/19/07/20  Defenders of Freedom Air Show, Offutt AFB, NE
07/26-07/27  Thunder Over Utah Air Show, St. George, UT

08/02-08/03  SeaFair Boeing Air Show, Seattle, WA
08/09-08/10  Weeked Off
08/16-08/17  City of Chicago Air and Water Show, Chicago, IL
08/23-08/24  Duluth Air and Aviation Expo, Duluth, MN
08/30-09/01  Cleveland National Air Show, Cleveland, OH

09/06-09/07  Selfridge ANGB Air Show, Selfridge ANGB, MI
09/13-09/14  Star-Spangled Air Show, Baltimore, MD
09/20-09/21  NAS Oceana Air Show, NAS Oceana, VA
09/27-09/28  JB Pearl Harbor-Hickam Air Show, Pearl Harbor, HI

10/04-10/05  MCAS Miramar Air Show, MCAS Miramar, CA
10/11-10/12  San Francisco Fleet Week, San Francisco, CA
10/18-10/19  Memphis Air Show, Millington, TN
10/25-10/26  NAS Jacksonville Air Show , NAS Jacksonville, FL

11/01-11/02  Wings Over Houston Airshow, Houston, TX
11/07-11/08  Blue Angels Homecoming Air Show, NAS Pensacola, FL

Snowbirds 2014 Schedule

MAY
5/13   15 W Moose Jaw, Moosejaw,SK
5/17-5/18   Cape Girardeau Regional Airfest, Cape Girardeau ,MO
5/24-5/25 Salute to Veterans 26th Annual Celebration ,Columbia,MO
5/31   Fort McMurray Airshow, Fort McMurray,AB
JUNE
6/1   Fort McMurray Airshow, Fort McMurray,AB
6/4   North Bay Armed Forces Day 2014, North Bay,ON
6/7-6/8   CFB Borden Canadian Forces Day, Borden,ON
6/14-6/15 London Hot Air Balloon Festival, London, ON
6/18   Spectacle Aerien LA Baie, LA Baie,QC
6/21-6/22   TBD
6/24 St Georges De Beauce Airshow, St Georges de Beauce,QC
6/28-6/29   Waterloo Airshow, Waterloo,ON
JULY
7/1   Airshow Ottawa, Ottawa,ON
7/4 15 W Moose Jaw, Moosejw,SK
7/12   Yellowknife International Airshow, Yellowknife,NWT
7/13   Peace River Regional Airshow, Peace River, AB
7/16 TBD
7/19-7/20   Cold Lake Airshow- Centennial of Flight, Cold Lake,AB
7/23   Canada Remembers Our Heros, Saskatoon,SK
7/26-7/27   Hometown Heroes Airshow, Whitecourt,AB
7/30   TBD
AUGUST
8/2-8/3   Big Valley Jamboree/Snowbirds over Camrose, Camrose,AB
8/5-8/6   CHILD Airshow, White Rock,BC
8/8-8/10   Abbotsford International Airshow, Abbotsford,BC
8/16-8/17   Bromont Aishow, Montreal,QC
8/20   Armed Forces Day, Greenwood,NS
8/23-8/24   Moncton Airshow, Moncton,NB
8/27   Rotary Brantford Charity Airshow, Brantford,ON
8/30-8/31   Canadian International Airshow, Toronto,ON
SEPTEMBER
9/1 Canadian Internaional Airshow, Toronto,ON
9/2 Fly-By Whitby,ON
9/6 90th Anniversary Royal Canadian Air Force Ball, Quebec City,QC
9/10   Port Stanley Airshow, Port Stanley,ON
9/13-9/14   Wings over Gatineau, Gatineau,QC
9/20-9/21   Oregon International Airshow, Hillsboro,OR
9/27-9/28   Redding Airshow, Redding,CA
OCTOBER
10/4-10/5   TBD
10/11-10/12 TBD
10/17   15 W Moose Jaw, Moose Jaw,SK

Golden Knights:

04/04-04/06  Open / Open
04/11-04/12  Open / Open
04/18-04/20  Open / Open
04/25-04/27  Open / Open

05/05-05/05  Manassas / Open
05/09-05/11  Open / Open
05/17-05/17  Open / Cape Girardeau
05/23-05/23  Open / Open
05/24-05/24  Jones Beach / Open
05/30-05/30  Open / Open

06/01-06/01  Open / Open
06/06-06/08  Latrobe / Rockford
06/14-06/14  Hill AFB / Open
06/20-06/22 Open / Milwaukee
06/27-06/29  Open / Open

07/03-07/03  Dubuque / Open
07/04-07/04  Open / Binghamton
07/11-07/13  South Shore Air Show / Open
07/18-07/20  Open / Open
07/25-07/27  Open / Open

08/01-08/03  Open / Open
08/08-08/08  Hillsboro / Open
08/13-08/13  Atlantic City / Open
08/14-08/17  Open / Chicago
08/22-08/24  Open / Open
08/30-09/01  Cleveland / Open

09/05-09/07  Open / Open
09/12-09/14  Open / Open
09/19-09/19  Owensboro / Open
09/20-09/20  Open / BB&T Field
09/26-09/28  Open / Open

10/03-10/05  Open / MCAS Miramar
10/10-10/12  Rotorfest / Open
10/17-10/19  Open / Open
10/24-10/26  Open / Open

11/01-11/02  El Paso / Open



Larry Grace
Registered: Aug 06, 2009
Total Posts: 128
Country: United States

The Blue Angels also released their 2015 schedule:

03/14-03/14  NAF El Centro
03/21-03/22  Melbourne Air & Space Show
03/28-03/29  Tuscaloosa Regional Air Show

04/04-04/05  Off - East Weekend
04/11-04/12  MCAS Beaufort Air Show
04/18-04/19  NAS Corpus Christi Air Show
04/25-04/26  Vidalia Onion Festival Air Show

05/02-05/03  Defenders of Liberty Open House & Air Show
05/09-05/10  Quad City Air Show
05/16-05/17  Great New England Air Show
05/20-05/22  USNA Show & Graduation Flyover
05/27-05/27  Atlantic City
05/30-05/31  Rhode Island National Guard Air Show

06/06-06/07  Rockford Airfest
06/13-06/14  OC Air Show (MD)
06/20-06/21  Westnmoreland County Air Show
06/27-06/28  Evansville Freedom Festival

07/04-07/05  Great Minnesota Air Show
07/11-07/11  Pensacola Beach
07/18-07/19  Oregon International Air Show
07/25-07/26  Fargo Airsho

08/01-08/02  Seafair
08/08-08/09  Weekend Off
08/15-08/16  City of Chicago Air & Water Show
08/22-08/23  KC Aviation Expo
08/29-08/30  Thunder Over Michigan

09/05-09/06  Great State of Maine Air Show
09/12-09/13  Fort Worth Alliance Air Show ****
09/19-09/20  NAS Oceana Air Show
09/26-09/27  Naval base Ventura County Air Show

10/03-10/04  MCAS Miramar Air Show
10/10-10/11  San Francisco Fleet Week
10/17-10/18  Kaneohe Bay Air Show
10/24-10/25  Sea & Sky Spectacular Air Show
10/31-11/01  Great Georgia Air Show

11/06-11/07 Blue Angels Homecoming Show



nickjohnson
Registered: Sep 15, 2009
Total Posts: 741
Country: United Kingdom

Great news Larry!
I'm several thousand miles east of you folks – but I'm sure I can hear the MATA planning cogs turning as I write....



nickjohnson
Registered: Sep 15, 2009
Total Posts: 741
Country: United Kingdom

OK Jim, I'll bite – I never did figure out what kind of airplane your bipe is – how about a link so that I can spend hours doing ...err.... “vital” research – you know just like I did with the Cub?

Oh, and while we are on the subject of long projects – it's only taken me three years to get these to where I wanted them in the first place. Please excuse the repost.





JWilsonphoto
Registered: Jan 16, 2002
Total Posts: 16036
Country: United States

Beautiful images of Beautiful Doll Nick. She's for sale as a matter of fact.

My plane is a Firebolt, basically an evolution of the Steen Skybolt. Steenaerolab in Florida holds the rights to the design, and supplies parts, plans, components. When I began mine, components were not an option. It's a great flying aircraft, weighing a little over 1,000 lbs. with 230 hp, four ailerons and a will to do anything one is up for.



nickjohnson
Registered: Sep 15, 2009
Total Posts: 741
Country: United Kingdom

Thanks Jim – more internet reading for those long dark winter evenings.
Oh, and there are / where at least two BBDs. “My” one was apparently involved in a mid-air @Duxford about a year after I took my pictures. In both cases the pilot was Rob Davies. Happy to have seen Rob in another Mustang this summer just past. I assume “My” BBD is now an incomplete kit of parts owned by an insurance company. Hopefully It will be rebuilt – yet again – and fly some more.



Colin Giersberg
Registered: Jun 01, 2008
Total Posts: 2080
Country: United States

Hey Jim. I have several 1/32 scale models.
Tamiya's P51 Mustang
Zoukei Mura's P51 Mustang
Zoukei Mura's Douglas Skyraider. These are the first release and I have two of them.
There are also several models of jets, namely, the F16 and the F18.
Funny how I can't seem to get a chance to work on them now that I am retired.



stevezzzz
Registered: Aug 01, 2010
Total Posts: 3266
Country: United States

Wow, Alliance is scheduled for mid-September in 2015. That's early: could be nearly as hot as Thunder Over Utah in July of 2014...



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