Getting Out in the Cold

Getting Out in the Cold

1977 Great Lakes @KBZN captured by Z 9 / Z24-70f2.8One of the great blessings of having two sons involved in aviation and photography is, when dad has that itch to shoot, they are more than happy to help. In this case, Jake knew I wanted to get out in the snow and...

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Three Forks Fly-in

Three Forks Fly-in

Cessna L-19 on the Three Forks ramp captured by Z 6II / Z14-24f2.8The Three Forks Fly-in has been an August tradition for decades bringing in aircraft from far and wide. Hosted by the Montana Antique Aircraft Association, the aircraft that fly in vary from classics...

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Splash-in ’21

Splash-in ’21

G-21 Goose splashing-in at Lake Mary Ronan captured by D6 / 180-400VR“The Montana Splash-in was a vision of Dennis and Tami Buehn at a “splash in” at Priest Lake Idaho in 2019. The Buehns did a lot of groundwork for us and were wonderful hosts,” said Addison...

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Air & Space Cover

Air & Space Cover

The computer dinged signally an email hit the inbox. Minutes later I was sending one out to Chris, it was 16:45. But 17:30 we had scheduled an air-to-air photo mission to take the cover shot for Air & Space. I drove six hours to the plane. With a dream team flying...

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Father’s Day Fly-In

Father’s Day Fly-In

Flying is celebrated in many way, all the time, is small fields across the country. Known as fly-ins, these gatherings can be open to all in Sunday morning pancake breakfasts or closed big and small events. The whole purpose is for a bunch of like minded folks...

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Waco QFC-2 “Betsy”

Waco QFC-2 “Betsy”

Waco, an early aviation manufacturer, constantly evolved their aircraft designs and there was excitement in the factory as the new prototype rolled out. The morning chill in Troy, OH was fading to a mild 54 degrees on April 4,1931. Sporting some new features that were...

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The Travel Air 12W

The Travel Air 12W

Travel Air started out with legendary engineers Lloyd Stearman and Walter Beech. They had found success in their Travel Air 1200, 2000 and 4000. In August 1929 despite the run of great success, Curtis-Wright Corporation purchased Travel Air. Curtis-Wright kept on...

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Waco EQC-6

Waco EQC-6

Waco EQC-6 ... Aviation in the 1930s turned from a romantic to more practical endeavor for many. Getting around faster could mean beating the competition along with increase productivity. A number of aviation manufactures went after this new business pushing aircraft...

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Stearman 4E Speedmail

Stearman 4E Speedmail

Stearman 4e Speedmail ... Airmail began in 1919 flying DH-4s and a couple hundred pounds over just three routes. By the late 20's, routes crossed the country with the goal being being faster and carrying more. Airmail once thought of as just a pipe dream had become a...

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Plane Portrait – Sept Fate

Plane Portrait – Sept Fate

It was one of those deals where the wife of the pilot of the plane talked with my wife wanting a Moose Peterson plane portrait of his plane for a BDay present. At the same time, I was to "come up with the idea" of taking their portrait as well. Sounds simple enough,...

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