Aviation

In Honor of the Super Sabre

Developed in January 1951, the Super Sabre with it’s 45 degree swept wing, giving it the name Sabre 45, was North American’s next evolution up from the F-86 Sabre. The new plane was accepted November 30th 1951 with a surprising amount of Titanium in the plane. It first flew on May 25th 1953, Seventy Four […]

May 25th, 2017 | Comments Off on In Honor of the Super Sabre

In Honor of VE Day

Today is a day to honor the many sacrifices that were made many years ago. Seventy Two years ago, May 8th 1945 was declared VE Day, Victory Europe. The end of WWII in Europe had begun with the German surrender and while the war continued on in the Pacific and peace was not entirely secured […]

May 8th, 2017 | Comments Off on In Honor of VE Day

Good Tool at Your Disposal

I’ve always said that when it comes to getting into aviation photography the best place to start is at an airshow. Well if you’re not used to the airshow circuit you may not know where to go. Thankfully there are a couple places online that contain a list of every airshow, not every fly-in those […]

May 4th, 2017 | Comments Off on Good Tool at Your Disposal

Depth of Field and Planes

Depth of field plays a role in every photograph we take. When it comes to planes it will change the amount of detail you see in not only the subject but in the background. Sometimes having that extra depth is a good thing but other times it can be distracting to have all that extra […]

April 21st, 2017 | Comments Off on Depth of Field and Planes

Precon 2017 was a Hoot!

Yesterday’s Precon was a blast. We went to Stallion 51 in Kissimmee and Stallion holds a collection of mustangs by some really nice people. Not only were they kind enough to pull out their two planes, both called Crazy Horse, onto the tarmac for the students to shoot static but also they let everyone work […]

April 20th, 2017 | Comments Off on Precon 2017 was a Hoot!

Whoot Precon!

Today is the first day of Photoshop World and every year it kicks off with Precon. A day of hands on workshops that last all day and cover a wide range of topics. Now I have been to many of the Precons over the years but the one I’ve gone to the most is my […]

April 19th, 2017 | Comments Off on Whoot Precon!

Honoring the 75th Doolittle Reunion

Today is the 75th anniversary of the Doolittle Raid. 16 B-25 bombers took off from the carrier USS Hornet on this day to bomb Japan in the first strike after Pearl Harbor. While the mission had minimal strategic value, the moral affect of the mission was everlasting. Of the eighty men who made that journey […]

April 18th, 2017 | Comments Off on Honoring the 75th Doolittle Reunion

B-25’s Keep Arriving

It’s been five years since I was at Grimes Field, in Urbana, OH and it’s just as good now as it was then. Grimes gathering of B-25’s in honor of the Doolittle Reunion which celebrates its 75th anniversary on Tuesday, is a pretty amazing time. We have 12 B-25’s on the field which is great […]

April 17th, 2017 | Comments Off on B-25’s Keep Arriving

Five More Years Have Gone By

While the post is early, this weekend at the National Museum of the United States Air Force in Dayton, Ohio along with Grimes Field, Urbana, Ohio will be honoring the men of the famous Doolittle Raid which celebrates its 75th anniversary on Tuesday the 18th. Seventy five years ago a daring and bold plan was […]

April 13th, 2017 | Comments Off on Five More Years Have Gone By

The Bell P-39 Airacobra

Today marks the first flight of the Bell XP-39 Airacobra. The prototype first flew in 1938 at Wright Field, OH. In 1937 Circular Proposal X-609 went out requiring a new interceptor fighter with heavier armament, a canon, General Motors electric turbo-supercharger, liquid cooled Allison engine, a level speed of 360mph, and a climb to 20,000 […]

April 6th, 2017 | Comments Off on The Bell P-39 Airacobra