Category Archives: Aviation

Springtime Fun in the Sun

This spring I was invited to join some fellow aviators on a quick journey to the Sun N Fun Fly-in down in Lakeland Florida. A long drive and quick stop at the campground left us ready to go!  There was a lot to see but one of the highlights was the shear number of P-51 Mustangs that were attending.  I was able to grab this photo of the P-51 “Quicksilver” as pilot Scott “Scooter” Yoak taxied to the ramp area.  What a gorgeous aircraft!

Something Different

I was working on an image a few days ago and decided to try something a bit different. This is a shot of an old WW II (AT-6) trainer that I had more or less converted to a line drawing. Somehow, that day it seemed to be calling for a splash of color!colorful T6-2_edited-2

The View From Fifi

Since I was already at the airport to photograph Fifi, I decided to take the time to tour the cockpit. There was quite a line but I felt motivated. I spent most of that time “prepping” for my moment! I knew I wanted a wide angle shot of the cockpit so I had the 18-70mm lens on the camera, set to bracket exposures and high speed shutter release. I decided to process it as a black and white as that felt “right” for this flying piece of history!

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Paul

A Long Time to Wait

This spring I found the Commemorative Air Force was taking their B-29 Fifi on tour and would be in Arizona while I was going to spend a few weeks in the warmth! The short story is that I missed it in Tucson, Phoenix and in Mesa. Actually I drove past it in Mesa but did not have time to stop.

Then a couple of months ago I was watching the local news and heard Fifi would be in town! So, off I went one Saturday morning to see, hear and photograph the worlds only currently flight worthy B-29.

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