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!
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!
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.