Mustang Air to Air: The Sequel
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stevezzzz
Registered: Aug 01, 2010
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That's a great collection of formation images, Massimo!



JWilsonphoto
Registered: Jan 16, 2002
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Welcome back Massimo! Great shots!



stevezzzz
Registered: Aug 01, 2010
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Near the mouth of the gorge of the Rio Las Conchas we were stopped in our tracks by the stark beauty of the red rock formations in contrast with the bright green of the water-rich bottomlands.

Quebreda de Las Conchas - near Cafayate, Salta Province, Argentina



Massimo Foti
Registered: Dec 20, 2010
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stevez wrote:
That's a great collection of formation images, Massimo!


Thanks. They were all taken during the same weekend in Payern last summer. That should give you the idea of what a cool event it was. Really one of a kind.


JWilsonphoto wrote:
Welcome back Massimo! Great shots!


I have been here all the time, I love this place. It's just that I don't get the opportunity to see flying airplanes that often, so I don't have that much to post here. I mostly take pictures inside aviation and military museums. Maybe I should be more active and post some museum subjects too, something among the more exotic and rare birds.



Wrei
Registered: Aug 01, 2008
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Massimo, those would fit in here nicely. Welcome back.



JWilsonphoto
Registered: Jan 16, 2002
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You bet Massimo! Glad you like hanging out with us!

Titled....."But wait............!!!!"



FlyingPhotog
Registered: May 09, 2008
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Not the sexiest subject but it's hard to beat the locations...
More of the awesome Cessna 172M







FlyingPhotog
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This subject however, is verrrrrrrrrrry sexy...



FlyingPhotog
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Just touch up the highlights...



Massimo Foti
Registered: Dec 20, 2010
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Okay, let's try and dig my archive for some rare birds sitting inside museums. I start with Bucharest, that museum owns an amazing artillery collection, some tanks plus a bunch of interesting airplanes.

Nardi FN.305, an Italian trainer from the mid-thirties, quite a clean design given its era. It was very popular among Italian pilots. A few were sold abroad, that's how one of the few survivors is located in Romania:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nardi_FN.305

Nardi FN 305 by Massimo Foti, on Flickr

This one could be more familiar to our North-American friends, it still qualify as a rare bird to me:

Fleet F-10G by Massimo Foti, on Flickr



FlyingPhotog
Registered: May 09, 2008
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Far Above The Road Not Taken



nrferguson
Registered: Apr 20, 2004
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Country: United Kingdom

stevez wrote:
That's a great collection of formation images, Massimo!


+1 Hopefully the Swiss formation team will be at RIAT again this year
Niall



Massimo Foti
Registered: Dec 20, 2010
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nrferguson wrote:
Hopefully the Swiss formation team will be at RIAT again this year


Patrouille Suisse is facing some problem, since many F-5s were recently grounded. They even had to mix some "grey" F-5s among their usual white/red planes, just to fill the empty slots :-)

You can check their 2015 calendar here. Not sure if its already finalized:
http://www.lw.admin.ch/internet/luftwaffe/fr/home/verbaende/einsatz_lw/kunstflugteam/ps/airshows.html



nrferguson
Registered: Apr 20, 2004
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Massimo Foti wrote:
nrferguson wrote:


Patrouille Suisse is facing some problem, since many F-5s were recently grounded. They even had to mix some "grey" F-5s among their usual white/red planes, just to fill the empty slots :-)

You can check their 2015 calendar here. Not sure if its already finalized:
http://www.lw.admin.ch/internet/luftwaffe/fr/home/verbaende/einsatz_lw/kunstflugteam/ps/airshows.html



Doesn't look like it - they're booked for Bray (near Dublin) that weekend and the RIAT site says it is the Swiss Pilatus PC-7 team that will be at RIAT - interesting
Niall



Massimo Foti
Registered: Dec 20, 2010
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nrferguson wrote:
Doesn't look like it - they're booked for Bray (near Dublin) that weekend and the RIAT site says it is the Swiss Pilatus PC-7 team that will be at RIAT - interesting


The PC-7 team is something quite different but cool, I am pretty sure you will like it. They don't fly that often outside Switzerland, and overall, they just run a limited amount of shows every year. That's because they aren't a dedicated acrobatic team, they are full-time military pilots that keep the patrol running as secondary task. :
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PC-7_Team

They use 9 planes. Here you can see 4 of them

PC-7 Team by Massimo Foti, on Flickr



Jeff W.
Registered: Feb 09, 2008
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Terrific A2A with the Lancair and 172 Jay. I've done a ton of hiking and hunting in that area of the Superstitions - a wonderful backdrop for your A2A work.

Some of those images should be in Lancair's annual report and on the wall at corporate. Time to call Redmond, Oregon and get their attention



Jeff W.
Registered: Feb 09, 2008
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A clearing storm at sunset provides a gorgeous backdrop for one of FedEx's "big girls" on final into Phoenix.



JWilsonphoto
Registered: Jan 16, 2002
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Now there is a guy who understands the value of knocking on doors! Good thought Jeff! Funny, I was thinking the other day how my mind always defaults to the marketability of my product. Saturday when I was finally hitting the sweet spot that I've been aiming for in my aerial video work, the marketing opportunities just kept rolling through my mind. I love the craft of image making, but my instincts always head toward marketability. Saturday evening when I got home and began analyzing the videos that I'd shot that day, I began sending clips off to different clients, the response, on a Sunday yet, was remarkable. I think there is a whole new market to tap out there and it's got me really excited.

I firmly believe that "Nothing happens until somebody sells something". Ahhhh, free market capitalism, gotta love it.



JWilsonphoto
Registered: Jan 16, 2002
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Um Jeff! There's a door for you to knock on !! Gorgeous!



Jan-Arie
Registered: Dec 24, 2005
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Wow Jeff that almost looks like 3D the way it pops off the screen..



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