All the Hours, Let Me Count them All!

All the Hours, Let Me Count them All!

T6 with my dear friend Adam filming me captured by D4s / 80-400VRThe T6 is correctly called, the AT-6. AT stands for Advance Trainer, a WWII warbird designed to teach advanced flying techniques. Pilots from C-47 transports, P-51 Mustang fighters to B-17 bombers, and...

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That Human Touch

That Human Touch

Addison Pemberton @wilderness strip captured by Z 6II / Z24-70f2.8The Cessna 185 is a great plane and this particular one is normally my photo platform. I have lots of hours flying in this plane but normally with one door off. On this occasion, Addison wanted to head...

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It Doesn’t Always Fly

It Doesn’t Always Fly

P-51D Mustang captured by D4 / 80-400VRGetting air time with an aircraft is the greatest reward (and thrill) of building a relationship with a plane and its owner. This Cavalier P-51D is a gorgeous plane and one I had photographed for years. Tugged it out on the ramp...

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Summer Hops

Summer Hops

4e Speedmail captured by Z 8 / Z24-120All one needs to do is open Flightradar24 and we can see all the planes filing the skies now that summer is approaching. This opens the door to lots of fun if not great photography. Many pilots take their planes on short hops...

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The Foothills in April

The Foothills in April

Travel Air 12W captured by D6 / 70-200f4The Sierra foothills are dressed in spring greens for a very short window. It coinsides each year during one of my favorite flyins (which I've not been able to attend with deep sadness that last couple of years). Not sure what...

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I Could Taste It!

I Could Taste It!

PBY Catalina captured by D4 / 80-400VRTo this day, I have no clue what it is about the PBY that grabbed my imagination as a kid. Now it was the Black Cat version that ignited it but at its core, it's a PBY. At the time, there were only two airworthy, flying examples,...

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The Challenge of the Common

The Challenge of the Common

Luscombe T8A captured by D5 / 14-24f2.8 w/SB-5000One of the important shots to get is that of the cockpit. It is often ignored leaving a hole in the visual story. I learned this from the very start and found it to be a real challenge in the beginning. Like most, I...

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The Chichi Jima Mission

The Chichi Jima Mission

TBM & Corsair captured by D4s / 24-70f2.8I was incredibly fortunate to work for and with the Texas Flying Legends Museum all those years it flew. It afforded me the opportunity to tell stories by recreating as best as we could events from WWII. #41 President Bush...

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What Started the Quest

What Started the Quest

Supermarine Spitfire Mk XIV captured by D800 / 24-70f2.8 If you're into warbirds and/or WWII, you have heard the name Spitfire. What you normally don't hear is MkVb or MkIXc or in this case, the MkXIV. The MkXIV was the most succesful model at bringing down the V-1...

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Let the Spring Winds Blow!

Let the Spring Winds Blow!

Great Lakes captured by D5 / 200-400VR2How to celebrate the warm breeze, hangar doors opening and planes taking to the sky? I love that challenge and look for aircraft that by their very nature seem fun. Then place them in the frame with elements that just say, "I'm...

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