The Ford Trimotor

The Ford Trimotor

Ford Trimotor captured by D4s / 24-70f2.8The Ford Trimotor is such a fascinating piece of our aviation history. It was the first commercial aircraft built to just fly passengers. Not pressurized, the rough air at the low altitudes at times made for a rough ride. To...

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Hard to Beat the Classics

Hard to Beat the Classics

Cessna 170 captured by D4s / 80-400VRThe guy in the right seat, my dear friend Scottie, it was his birthday. The tradition was to have a flyin birthday party at Arron's as was going on this day. The grass strip was filling up with aircraft, of all sorts, shapes, and...

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What Do You See Here?

What Do You See Here?

F4F captured by D4 / 24-70f2.8As we walked up to this "wreck" in 2013 at Osh, I instantly recoginized it was a F4F-3 Wildcat. That's really rare, what we see are mostly FM-2s. Why it had barnacles on it though was a mystery so we walked up to the sign and began to...

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The Unlikely Looking Trainer

The Unlikely Looking Trainer

PT-19 Fairchild captured by Z 6II / Z105mcWhen you see "PT" in an aircraft name from WWII, that means it was used as a Primary Trainer. The most famous is the PT-17 Stearman, a biplane. The PT-19 Fairchild seems to be missing its upper wing and that's by design. One...

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The Duxford Surprise

The Duxford Surprise

De Havilland DH-9 captured by D5 / 24-70f2.8Duxford is a magical place! The history embodied in its field and hangars brings shivers to me now just thinking about being there. I was there for my second visit with my friends at Historic Aircraft Collection. On my first...

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Such an Unlikely Pair

Such an Unlikely Pair

Supermarine Spitfire MkIX & Luscombe T8F captured by D4s / 70-200f4I am incredibly fortunate to have friends who are great pilots, have some really cool aircraft and love to fly. With that said, this match up was not my idea. I was out to photograph just the...

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A Year and Counting

A Year and Counting

P-40e captured by D4s / 80-400You're at the hangar nice and early. The night before you assembled all the gear, went over all your notes, the excitement for tomorrows shoot grows. Then the pilots pull out their iPads and check the charts and weather. They might listen...

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One of a Kind

One of a Kind

F2G-2 "Super Corsair" #74 captured by D3x / 24-70f2.8#74 had flown for the first time about four months before this photograph was taken. It had flown at the Reno Air Races as well. This day had been planned before all of this, date put on the calendar when the engine...

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Distance is a Barrier

Distance is a Barrier

Hawker Hurricane MkXIIb captured by D5 / 24-70f2.8You might have noticed, but photography takes a few pennies, and then a few more. Then when you add to that travel, lodging let alone finding the subject, it can be an outright challenge to make a click at times....

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Spring Light is Sweet!

Spring Light is Sweet!

Supermarine Spitfire MkXVIII captured by Z 9 / 180-400VRWhen the gorgeous light is about, we gotta find something to put in it. There are times when there is nothing on the calendar, no one is answering their phone and you just gotta photograph a plane! That's when...

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