The Vagabond … An Old Classic!

The Vagabond … An Old Classic!

PA-17 Vagabond in the pattern captured by Z 9 / 180-400VRWe plan our arrival for about an hour before sunset. There are always planes in the pattern so once we're on the field, we park behind the hangar and the camera comes out. I couldn't get the Z 9 / 180-400VR out...

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NAS N3N-F has Its Feathers & More!

NAS N3N-F has Its Feathers & More!

The NAS N3N-3 with all its metal & nose art painted captured by Z 9 / Z24-120 w/Profoto A10It had been about 40 days since our last visit and Addison & Crew have been bustin with progress on the NAS N3N-3 project. The rudder is painted, installed and all wired. All...

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It Must Be Fall

It Must Be Fall

Cessna U206F captured by Z 9 / Z400f4.5Not that it's like shooting fish in a barrel, but it sure do seem like it when all the elements fall into place. Lake Hood Aerodrome in Anchorage (PALH) is the busiest seaplane base in the US and as far as I am concerned, the...

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NAF N3N-3 Upper Wing

NAF N3N-3 Upper Wing

Wendy working her craft captured by Z 9 / Z24-120With the warmth of the summer coming to an end shortly, Wendy feels the pressure to get the massive upper wing covered and to paint. The upper wing is one, long section that is the length of the two lower wings and...

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Osh Sunrise – Be There!

Osh Sunrise – Be There!

B-25J "Devil Dog" captured by D4 / 18-35AFS Osh, better known as EAA AirVenture Oshkosh has begun with aircraft flying in as I type. It's just simply the greatest event on so many levels! For the photographer wanting unfettered access to aircraft you'd otherwise never...

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The NAF N3N-3 has Its Colors!

The NAF N3N-3 has Its Colors!

The N3N-3 after getting touched up paint capture by Z 9 / Z24-120Man, you blink and you have a plane! It had been six weeks since we last were with the N3N-3 project and things had progressed nicely. Wendy had just got the fuselage covering done and they were masking...

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Long Way to an A2A

Long Way to an A2A

F2G-2 Super Corsair 06.11 captured by D3x / 24-120Getting in the air with an aircraft is the ultimate high in aviation photography! The air-to-air though can be a challenge though for so many reasons, and a whole lot more. One approach you might try is one I have used...

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Think Inside the Box

Think Inside the Box

Luscombe T8F captured by D5 / 14-24f2.8 w/SB-5000We can bring "life" to our aircraft by visually speaking about those that take them into the skies. Even if there is no pilot, where pilot's apply their skills, the cockpit, is a place most everyone understands is where...

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Round Engine Roundup Wahoo!

Round Engine Roundup Wahoo!

Staggering D17S coming for a landing captured by Z 9 / 180-400VRThe annual Staggerwing Club meeting was a go again after the forced couple of years hiatus. It was going to be a giant event, that's until the weather decided to get involved. The same weekend that saw...

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N3N-3 – Dope Time

N3N-3 – Dope Time

The N3N-3 getting masked for dope captured by Z 9 / Z24-120Pemberton & Sons Aviation are wasting no time on their N3N-3 project! Reassembly of the fuselage has proceeded all the way to Wendy covering it with cloth. This means that all flight controls cockpit...

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