Aviation

Flying with the Fleet

One of the great things about having friends with airplanes is the occasional flight. Taking good photographs doesn’t hurt either. While down in Houston I got to go flying with the Texas Legends on a couple flights, partly through projects my Dad was working on. The day after I got to Houston they put up all their ships on another photo shoot for another photographer, one of those aircraft was the B-25 bomber. Their B-25 “Betty’s Dream” is one of three B-25’s that are most accurately restored in the country. IT is absolutely beautiful inside the plane. The nice thing about a B-25 is that their are a lot of seats. In the back there are three seats, radio operator, tail gunner and waist gunner. I got to be in the back shooting out the escape hatch, which comes out, and the two waist window plexiglass windows.

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The one plane that does stick out in the group is the Zero to the far left. It actually isn’t a Zero but a modified T6 from the Tora! Tora! Tora! performing group. It was flown by a friend of the Texas boys and the main photographer was in it. With a swivel seat it makes shooting out of a T6 much easier. I have to say though my seat in the back of the B-25 didn’t suck either.

In the Camera Bag:
Nikon D3, 70-200 VRII, on Lexar UDMA Digital Film

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