Thomas Morse Scout

Thomas Morse Scout

Thomas Morse Scout captured by Z 9 / Z70-200f2.8I was in the hangar making a pot of coffee when Scott came up and asked, "You wanna photograph the Thomas Morse?" I said, "Of course I Do!" Scott said I had about 10-15 minutes before we launch. Right then my phone...

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N3N-3 Have Floats will Fly!

N3N-3 Have Floats will Fly!

N3N-3 with floats captured by Z 9 / Z70-200f2.8The culmination of a two your restoration project, Pemberton & Sons flew their gorgeous N3N-3 with floats at 14:59 on 24 August, 2023. After hours of flight and water work, it was tucked back into the hangar safe and...

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The Fantastic Three Forks Flyin

The Fantastic Three Forks Flyin

Sunrises on Three Forks Flying captured by Z 8 / Z24-70f2.8The alarm had us on our feet at 02:00. By 02:30 the coffee was in the mugs and along with us, in the truck heading east. We had been forewarned that the weather looked bad for flying and few aircraft were...

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Lake Mary Ronan Splashin

Lake Mary Ronan Splashin

G-21 Goose @8s1 captured by Z 8 / Z400f4.5 w/Z1.4xThis past weekend planes were landing at Lake Mary Ronan seaplane base, MT for the third annual splashin. Sharon & I were treated to a grand time. First, when our ride to the splashin, Addison Pemberton & Son's...

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Finally Made it to Tanglefoot!

Finally Made it to Tanglefoot!

Cessna 195 @8SB captured by Z 8 / Z70-200f2.8It's summer and that means time to play in the water bringing out the float planes from their winter hangaring. There are two types of floatplanes, amphibian (can land on both land and water) and amphibious (landing on...

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Love Ramp Practice Time!

Love Ramp Practice Time!

Bellanca 14-13 captured by Z 8 / Z400f4.5 w/Z1.4xSome might think of it as simply panning practice and it is, and a lot more! I've changed up my ground-to-air shooting rig to the Z 8 / Z400f4.5 w/Z1.4x, a smaller and lighter rig. This changes up my panning speed so...

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The N3N-3 Takes to the Skies

The N3N-3 Takes to the Skies

N3N-3 with Brent captured by Z 8 / Z70-200f2.8 w/Z1.4xWith over double digit hours in the sky, the N3N-3 project by Pemberton & Sons is literally flying along. Making its first flight on 23 May with Addison Pemberton as PIC, Brent Peterson SIC, the "Yellow Peril"...

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Smoke a Friend?

Smoke a Friend?

F-15 Driver captured by Z 9 / 180-400VRSpent a great weekend with my dear friend Chris at the Barksdale AFB airshow. A great airshow featuring our modern military also had many performers who puff smoke. Smoke is used to help those who don't fly a sense of the flight...

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And with that, Wings Done!

And with that, Wings Done!

Gauge & Addison prepping wing for color captured by Z 9 / Z50f1.2It's not until you are sanding all that surface do you appreciate just how much there is on a wing. But it's all the surface area that gives the plane lift and of course, flight. The Pemberton &...

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Projects Just Take Time

Projects Just Take Time

Kermit Week's A-26B Invader 12.27.12 captured by D4 / 24-70f2.8I was working on another project at AeroTrader, Chino, CA airport the same time doing some shooting with Kermit & Paul at Fantasy of Flight, FL. This back in 2010-12. Kermit asked since I was in the...

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