The Seasonal Challenge

The Seasonal Challenge

For years and years, I've been after just one photo, a yellow plane parked in snow on a moonlit night. In my mind, I have it all set, all the tools in place, the perfect background. And that's where the photo remains despite many attempts to make it all happen. It's...

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Boeing 40C

Boeing 40C

This Boeing 40C ended its carrier as a passenger / mail carrier on the side of a mountain in Oregon. In Feb, 2008, Pemberton & Sons rolled out this classic and only example of a Boeing 40 after eight years and 18,000 hours of restoration! Today you can see it fly...

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C-45 Expeditor

C-45 Expeditor

The C-45 Expeditor is the military version of the famous Beechcraft Model 18. This particular one is a WWII vet having served in the Pacific. It can seat 6 to 11 comfortably which is why over 4500 were used by the military to transport troops and generals. It was...

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KC-10 Extender

KC-10 Extender

The KC-10 is a gas station in the air! A military version of the Douglas DC-10, it is capable of carrying 356,000lbs of fuel extending the range of any aircraft that can perform aerial refueling. It went into service back in the 1980s and serves many countries to this...

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AirVenture 2018

AirVenture 2018

One of the greatest gathering of aircraft in the world happens every summer in Oshkosh, WI. Osh, as most refer to it sees as many as ten thousand aircraft, from the newest military jet to the oldest plane still flying. The celebration of flight takes many forms, the...

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DC3 / C47 #43-48950

DC3 / C47 #43-48950

In 1943, C-47B 43-48950 came off the line and was immediately pressed into service. It flew the northern ferry route over to England as part of the famous IX Troop Carrier Command, 52nd Troop Carrier Wing, 315th Troop Carrier Group, 34th Troop Carrier Squadron. While...

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The Magnificent Howard 500

The Magnificent Howard 500

The Howard 500 is an amazing aircraft and in its day, the executive jet to the rich and famous. Put into service in 1963, the Howard 500 is the pinnacle of radial engine pressurized business transport. Many WWII aircraft which could be obtained cheaply after the war...

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Speed When Frozen

Speed When Frozen

The Biggest challenge in aviation still photography is conveying motion, more importantly, speed! Aircraft, whether static or in the skies need to say these things so the romance, thrill, and speed comes across in the photograph. It's all about knowing basic...

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Moose’s Famous Arse Shots

Moose’s Famous Arse Shots

Aircraft are amazing machines capable of breaking earth's gravity and soar in the heavens. Aircraft need four forces to fly, lift, thrust, drag, and weight. When on the ground, the way an aircraft is able to work with these four forces is best seen from the arse. And...

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In The Pilot Seat

In The Pilot Seat

The Biggest challenge in aviation still photography is conveying motion, more importantly, speed! Aircraft, whether static or in the skies need to say these things so the romance, thrill, and speed comes across in the photograph. It's all about knowing basic...

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