Commentary on researching, restoring and flying vintage aircraft from another time.
Thursday, March 11, 2010
Fine Day for Photos
Here in Texas we talk about the weather and how fast it can change. Snowing one day and a few days later sunny and warm. A little over a week ago we were blessed with one of those sunny days on a Saturday. Light winds and clear skies are what most pilots hope for. When shooting pictures, especially air to air pictures, you REALLY hope for those conditions. A quick email and a phone call and my friend Rex and I were set up to do a photo mission. I enlisted my friend Lynn to ride and fly right seat for me while Rex had his son, Russell, ride along to handle the cameras. We briefed our flight, formation and locations before taking off. Off into the blue skies we went Rex was first in his Cherokee. Then we switched lead and is was 170s turn. As can be seen in the above shot, Russell did a fantastic job shooting the 170. An added bonus was a few short video clips. Looking forward to making a short film of the 170 soon. Thanks again to Rex and Lynn for flying and Russell (of Seed Studios) for taking the fine shots. Check out more of the 170 pics here.