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Remembering

July 14th, 2014 · General

WW 2 Airshow Weekend, Reading, PA.

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Happy In A TBF Avenger

July 13th, 2014 · General

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Acadia Photos

June 29th, 2014 · General

My friend Storm asked if I had any other photos of Acadia University they might use for the yearbook.  I came up with these, Storm.  Let me know if any tickle anyone’s fancy.  Also, Storm, I can make any of these black and white or aged or most any other look if you’d like to see those :)

Don’t know if a pano works, but I like this one (Click on any of the images twice for larger versions).

 

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Hornet Final Checker GoPro!

June 17th, 2014 · General

Pretty cool!  Hornet final checker with a Go-Pro on his helmet.

 

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Wildcat over Guadalcanal

June 9th, 2014 · General

Well, not really.  FM-2 Wildcat flown by Greg Shelton flies past re-enactors at the WW2 Airshow this past weekend in Reading, PA (Carl Spaatz Field).  Great time.

I ran it thru an aged filter in Lightroom.  Looks kinda cool!

Here’s one with a bit of color.  Beautiful airplane (and yes, that IS a 48-star flag you see).

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Guetzloe Fly Over

May 25th, 2014 · General

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USMC Half Marathon Fly Over

May 20th, 2014 · General

The Warrior Flight Team provided a fly-over for the USMC Half Marathon this past Sunday down in Fredericksburg, VA. I was there on the ground with a VHF radio to coordinate the timing. Worked out beautiful – just as the last notes of the national anthem drifted off, the L-39 Vandy 1 and the P-51 Mustang came over the start line. They came around for a second pass, this time with the Mustang in the lead. The second pass coincided with the actual start of the race – beautiful timing! Check out the speed brakes deployed on Vandy 1 to make sure he doesn’t sneak up on Andrew McKenna’s Mustang.

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Andrew McKenna’s P-51 Mustang

May 8th, 2014 · General

Gobsmackingly beautiful aircraft!  These shots were over the past several months, most recently the 2014 Manassas Air Show last weekend.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Push

April 9th, 2014 · General

Please support our next Arlington Flyover in honor of the interment of USMC 1st LT Bruce Gutzloe on 22 April with a donation that will go to fuel and flight operation costs for the 7 aircraft involved. Below is a bit of what went on at our last flyover.

Arlington Nat’l Cemetery Fly Over for MAJs Sizemore and Andre

The Turn In. We’d been in holding for probably 20 minutes or so near the NOTTINGHAM (OTT) VORTAC (a VHF omnidirectional range (VOR) beacon and a tactical air navigation system (TACAN) ) in southern Maryland, along the Patuxent River near the town of Nottingham. Andrews AFB was a bit to our north and the President was supposed to be heading out on AF1 at some point that morning. That had me/us worried that we may end up being an airborne scrub if he was delayed and the Secret Service wanted a sterilized air environment for his helo transit from the White House to Andrews. Flopper (my pilot) had made it known to the other L-29 aircraft during the brief that he had 53 fewer gallons of gas than they did because of the no tip-tank mod his aircraft had, so we had a bit more of a pucker factor than the other aircraft had in terms of holding time.

Tooling around in our holding pattern, 10 mile legs, inbound to the OTT VORTAC, we heard our controller slide our Time on Top (TOT) target from noon to 10 past to 20 past the hour, making the whole evolution a bit dicey in my mind. Not being too familiar with the L-39 fuel system, with its litres of fuel or whatever former communist fuel display system that jet had only added to the entertainment.

Finally though, we received the signal to “Push”, and all the aircraft, at their different holding altitudes, edged their noses to the northwest and began their inbound transit. It was going to work out fine after all.

Contribute to our next Arlington Fly Over at IndieGoGo

http://igg.me/at/guetzloeflyover

or at the Warrior Aviation home page at:

www.warrioraviation.org

 

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Arlington National Cemetery Missing Man Flight

April 3rd, 2014 · General

To an aviator being laid to rest, hearing those jets fly overhead and knowing one is headed to the heavens with you – that is what we want to do.

We began an IndieGoGo funding campaign to get operational funds for our next planned Arlington flight.  Please consider contributing.  Every cent will go toward fuel for the 4 L-39s, the 2 P-51s and the F4U Corsair that will participate.

http://igg.me/p/arlington-nat-l-cemetery-fly-over/x/6983336

or, you can visit the Warrior Aviation web site and read about the team there and contribute.

http://www.warrioraviation.org/

Again, please consider contributing, and if you can’t please share this link on your blogs or with your friends!

My friend Mike Pollock took this shot of our flyover last September for the Sizemore-Andre interment.  Thanks, Mike!

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