Aviation: post your three best shots

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This originates from another forum, where folks post (and continue to do so) their 3 favorite aviation-related images.

Keep on posting folks, let's see what you have (I know there are some fan-blooming-tastic shots out there):m18:

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Duke Medical Center's Lifeflight

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President Bush's Trainer Plane

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Not a huge amount of airshow experience... but while these might not be my 3 "best", they're likely my 3 of my favorites...

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Snowbirds formation landing - because of the low angle
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Here are three of my favorites. Ask me again tomorrow and I'd probably pick three others.

#1 - B24 WitchCraft. Only true B-24 flying.
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#2 P51 Crazy Horse
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#3 Aeroshell T-6 demostration flight
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Here's my three favorites (unfortunately these are all poor scans from slides. I cannot tell you how much I wish I had my D700 "back in the day"!!!!)

I called this one "Steady Hands"

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An F-15 getting fuel at twilight

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Getting ready to take on fuel from a KC-10 (taken from a KC-10)

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Hope you don't mind the poor quality.

Cheers!!

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As a token of appreciation to the people who fly those tiny, fire-fighting planes, in the island of Kefalonia, Greece.

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One of these pilots lost his life in 2009, trying to fight a bush fire. Col. Kotoulas could have avoided death, but he prefered to stay in his plane until the last moment, trying to avoid hitting the house, which he eventually avoided. For his bravery, the Kefalonian people build this small monument, right opposite the area he died. Photos below courtesy of kefalloniapress.gr.

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Godspeed Colonel.
 
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Thanks for looking I have 2 more but the limit was 3 :)
 

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trying to pic only three....... really don't like to do it..

Depends on my mood,

sometimes, just a nice flying shot is good with a sense of speed with a nice prop blur:

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other times it is all about the style of the shot and trying to create a mood from a bygone era:

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other times it is just watching a group move in unison or patterns:

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but really, I have so many favorites, I feel limited and every day, you ask, I will pic another three from several hundred pics I tend to like best, even getting it down to a single gallery for the website was a bit hard:

http://wadedowdy.zenfolio.com/p1012087097#h31196d60

But thanks for starting this nice thread. good idea.
 

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I have a hard time picking three so will only post one right now.

Boeing Stearman
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This shot is one of my favorites. Its not technically that great but it means a lot to me. It has sort of an Ernest K. Gann feel to it I think. It also looks really good hanging on the wall of my office printed at 24x36.

Thanks,
 

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1929 Curtiss Wright Travel Air

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1931 Travel Air Mystery Ship
Flown by Kyle Franklin

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