USAF F-16 Viper at Spirit of St. Louis Airport. The Viper here has just left the runway and you can see the wheels just going up. At air shows, use at least a 300mm lens and a high shutter speed to capture the action. If you have a good location near the runway, you may […]
Category / Warbirds
This is the B-25J Mitchell “Show Me.” Show Me is part of the Commemorative Air Force Wing stationed in St. Charles Missouri. The North American B-25 Mitchell was an American twin-engined medium bomber manufactured by North American Aviation. It was used by many Allied air forces in every theater of WWII, and remained in service for […]
Doc is a B-29 Superfortress and one of 1,644 manufactured in Wichita during World War II. Since 1987 when Tony Mazzolini found Doc on sitting and rotting away in the Mojave Desert, plans have been in the works to restore the historic warbird to flying status to serve as a flying museum. Over the past 15+ years, […]
F-16 shows its stuff at the Spirit of St. Louis Air Show. Here the pilot brings the plane down to the runway and then takes off with afterburner blazing. The noise rocks the spectators!
Air shows give you a unique opportunity to photograph unique aircraft. One of the great opportunities is the daredevil pilots will fly very low to the ground to give you a shot that looks like you are up there with them. This photo was taken at the Scott Air Force Base air show. The P-51 […]
Every few years the nearby Scott Air Force Base holds an open house and a nice air show with a wide variety of military aircraft. This MIG-17 was the most unique thing flying that day. It looked like a cockpit mounted on a jet engine. However, this was a very deadly aircraft against an adversary. […]
Looking at some old photos & slides I found this interesting photo taken by my father. This is a group of offices discussing their B-24 Liberator on a small airfield in Finschafen, New Guina. The photo was taken around 1944 after an invasion to free the area form the Japanese. This photo was scanned from […]