Aviation

Finally Some Racing Previews

My apologies for the delay in posting anything from Pylon Race School, which took place a couple of weeks ago, but I was having “fun” learning a few new things about use with the D4 and CS6. I got to play with one for the first time at PRS and although different from my D3 the D4 rocked photographing planes. The buffer never seemed to fill which was great when tracking four or five planes going by at 100mph. The file size is the one thing I’m not quite used to. With every image being over 15MB, it definitely puts a whole new meaning to storage space.

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Well it was one great week. After last years terrible accident that resulted in 11 deaths and many questions to be raised over the safety of the Reno Air Races, it is with great joy to say that the races will be continuing. The support that the races have, not only from the volunteers and aviation community, but also the community of those in the state of Nevada is tremendous. More than once while there we were told just how great the support was from the fans.

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Over the years that my family has been a part of the Races many planes have showed and some have not. IT always seems to vary depending on the year. After last year we weren’t quite sure who would be showing up this time. Well a good number of Formula One, Biplanes, Sports, Jets and especially T6’s came to the Race Seminar. The only shortage was in the Unlimited Class which was a surprise to every one. Of course with economics involved nothing is ever certain. It was a good week nonetheless, with good planes, people and a few challenges.

In the Camera Bag:
Nikon D4, 600 f/4, TC-17e, on Lexar UDMA Digital Film

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