Mustang Air to Air: The Sequel
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Gary Sommer
Registered: Apr 21, 2007
Total Posts: 243
Country: United States

Since the last couple of pages are kinda OT, I thought I would sneak this one in. Bronica SQA 6x6, on Hp-5+ film, you know that stuff where you get a fresh sensor withe each shot.


N-Santiam-17 by gary2881, on Flickr

Near Detroit Lake in the Oregon Cascades.

Gary



Wrei
Registered: Aug 01, 2008
Total Posts: 2297
Country: United States

Dang it!!! I have two friends in Wanaka watching the air show. Zim and a high school friend. I don't care about the weather, I am jealous!

(I told them they need to take me to take pictures of them on their fabulous vacations...he is a 777 airline pilot.)



NightOwl Cat
Registered: Feb 19, 2007
Total Posts: 7905
Country: United States

If they do, I hope by then the problems with the software, the helmet, the tail section bubbling, and it being a fair weather plane despite its nickname "Lightning" have all been fixed.

Wrei wrote:
Gee...what if the Thunderbirds adopted the F-35...



Wrei
Registered: Aug 01, 2008
Total Posts: 2297
Country: United States

Hey Laura, my Lockheed Martin stock is up, it will be fixed!



Jeff W.
Registered: Feb 09, 2008
Total Posts: 1959
Country: United States

A Republic F-84 Thunderjet reposing in another gorgeous sunset at the Pima Air & Space Museum in Tucson, AZ.



Go4Long
Registered: Sep 04, 2005
Total Posts: 1597
Country: Canada

nrferguson wrote:
It's not a rumour anymore - F-35 coming to RIAT in the UK
"We are delighted to announce that the Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II, Joint Strike Fighter, will make aviation history this summer with its European debut at the Air Tattoo this July.
The Air Tattoo will be the first time the aircraft has been outside of the USA. It is our understanding that three examples of the F-35B, which utilises the short take-off/vertical landing capabilities once employed by the much loved Harrier, will be based at RAF Fairford for the event.
Two of the aircraft will be US Marine Corps examples whilst the third will be an RAF aircraft currently based at Eglin AFB, Florida. Demonstrating the 'hover' capability among other impressive manoeuvres, a single aircraft will take part in the flying display on all three days of the show."
And will, presumably, then stay for the following week, which is Farnborough International
Niall


Cool...strangely enough still doesn't appear that they'll be doing a flying demo at the Joint Reserve Base...where we know they already have them :P


Future of Air Combat by Steven Szabo, on Flickr



FlyingPhotog
Registered: May 09, 2008
Total Posts: 4602
Country: United States

Good thing they have a big enough jet when the entire country comes to visit LA...



FlyingPhotog
Registered: May 09, 2008
Total Posts: 4602
Country: United States

Eastern Star
China Southern A380 on final at LAX



stevezzzz
Registered: Aug 01, 2010
Total Posts: 3513
Country: United States

Wrei wrote:
Dang it!!! I have two friends in Wanaka watching the air show. Zim and a high school friend. I don't care about the weather, I am jealous!

(I told them they need to take me to take pictures of them on their fabulous vacations...he is a 777 airline pilot.)


I need a sword carrier, Wrei. You up for the job next time?

The weather yesterday was overcast, cold and windy. The weather today was variable: the sun peeked through from time to time and the mountain backdrop was gorgeous, but the airplanes are mostly up above the mountains and backlighted against the blinding white softbox in the sky. I'm still downloading today's CF cards or I'd post something.



Wrei
Registered: Aug 01, 2008
Total Posts: 2297
Country: United States

I'd love to visit NZ. Your photos are spectacular and show the real beauty, Zim.



Jeff W.
Registered: Feb 09, 2008
Total Posts: 1959
Country: United States

stevez wrote:

The weather yesterday was overcast, cold and windy. The weather today was variable: the sun peeked through from time to time and the mountain backdrop was gorgeous, but the airplanes are mostly up above the mountains and backlighted against the blinding white softbox in the sky. I'm still downloading today's CF cards or I'd post something.


If anyone can pull this off in challenging weather, it is you Steve. Looking forward to your images.

A MV-22 Osprey from VMM-161, "Greyhawks", on final approach into Luke Air Force Base.



stevezzzz
Registered: Aug 01, 2010
Total Posts: 3513
Country: United States

That's my new favorite Osprey shot, Jeff: beautiful!!



Jan-Arie
Registered: Dec 24, 2005
Total Posts: 3674
Country: Netherlands

F22



JWilsonphoto
Registered: Jan 16, 2002
Total Posts: 16420
Country: United States

Just when I think government has reached the pinnacle of ridiculousness, I am humbled by my lack of faith in their collective stupidity....................

http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2014/04/17/304128931/one-mans-pee-pushes-portland-to-flush-38m-gallons-of-water



JWilsonphoto
Registered: Jan 16, 2002
Total Posts: 16420
Country: United States

Chandler and I set a new record yesterday afternoon, we flew our Cubs together. I flew five flights yesterday without so much as a bug strike. Might be close to time to warm up the T-28. A trip to Mike's Hobby Shop yesterday secured a number of items for an upcoming event in early May.



dtw757
Registered: Jan 05, 2009
Total Posts: 115
Country: United States

JWilsonphoto wrote:
Just when I think government has reached the pinnacle of ridiculousness, I am humbled by my lack of faith in their collective stupidity....................

http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2014/04/17/304128931/one-mans-pee-pushes-portland-to-flush-38m-gallons-of-water



Living across the Columbia (in Vancouver, WA) from this is why I don't live in Portland where I spent my late youth. The stupidity of this whole debacle is that the water has already been treated and is held in storage ready to be delivered to the taps of Oregonians city wide. There is NO cover to this water, and as a result it is open to acid rain, whatever is carried on the wind from "anywhere", ducks, geese, seagulls etc etc. The bozo who made the decision to empty it was only concerned about a beer bottles amount of urine mixed in with 38 million gallons, but has no issue with the daily attack of bird feces. The cost of the flush and cleaning of the reservoir would pay for a cover to prevent this kind of thing but he believes it is too expensive every time the subject comes up. And the City of Portland doesn't understand why it's always out of money. Glad I am not the only one who is amazed.....



JWilsonphoto
Registered: Jan 16, 2002
Total Posts: 16420
Country: United States

Exxxxxaaaaactly! The other thing that doesn't seem to concern anyone is the fact that the guy whizzing in the 38 million gallons obviously could have walked up and introduced something that was considerably more lethal than recycled Coors.

I am getting to the point where I don't really care what side of the coin one is on, we need a few people in leadership who do what is right, without an agenda driving them. Has that ever been the case in the political arena? The yo yo's have spent 4 million dollars trying to collect 1 from that Bundy guy in Utah......what? We don't send snipers to defend our borders, but we send them to Utah over cattle grazing? Now I don't know whether the guy owes a million for grazing rights or not, but it seems like we should have learned a little something from Ruby Ridge and Waco.

Gotta go, Halle just told me she twinkled in the pool, better drain it.................



Jeff W.
Registered: Feb 09, 2008
Total Posts: 1959
Country: United States

stevez wrote:
That's my new favorite Osprey shot, Jeff: beautiful!!


Means a lot to me Steve - thank you.



JWilsonphoto
Registered: Jan 16, 2002
Total Posts: 16420
Country: United States

It is a beauty Jeff, it has that "Welkerized" feel to it. How are you coming on your Hasselblad retro journey?



stevezzzz
Registered: Aug 01, 2010
Total Posts: 3513
Country: United States

Still downloading Saturday's take (it's late Saturday evening on this side of the date line), but I am here to report that patience and persistence got me a spot at pylon #2 for today's jet races, Reno style. Fly low, go fast, turn left. Three L-29s, an L-39 and two Vampires. And with Wanaka's mountain backdrop, too. Can't wait to see the day's haul, but that is some hours away at this rate.

By the way, the airshow announcers here are just fantastic: two guys who know everything about the airplanes and hold an open mike conversation about the displays, the people and the aircraft.



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