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Harvard Mark IV (T-6 Texan)

Discussion in 'Transportation' started by Northwood, Aug 9, 2008.

  1. Northwood


    Mar 26, 2008
    Went to the Hillsboro Oregon airshow Friday for the late afternoon show. I was very impressed with the show put on by John Mrazek and his Harvard Mark IV. The Mark IV is the Canadian version of the T-6 Texan. Below are some of my favorite shots, all were taken in the early evening around 7:30pm or so.
    Shot with my D2xs and 80-400mm VR.

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  2. awesome shots
    looks like great fun

    thanks for sharing these with us
  3. wingspar


    Mar 16, 2008
    I haven’t been to the Hillsboro air show since the late 1990's. Use to fly into it every year to see the Blue Angles. Now, I don’t think they come to Hillsboro every year. It’s every other year I think? I have a friend who owns a Harvard, and I’ve been up in it. He used to display it at the Hillsboro air show, but no longer does so.

    You might want to try a slower shutter speed so that you blur the prop on propeller driven aircraft.
  4. Pete


    Jun 10, 2006
    Denver, CO
    Great Shots! Especially the blue sky, I can never get good skies at the airshows near me. Those T6 style planes are the best sounding of all.
  5. Northwood


    Mar 26, 2008
    Thanks for looking!

    The Blue angles show every other year like you said, they're in high demand. This Year it was the US Patriots flight team which was great but the L-39's don't compare to the noise and thrill of the F-18's. Thanks for the tip on the prop blur. Was my first attempt to shoot flying aircraft with props. I was actually trying to freeze the prop. heh :redface: The blur would have given a more dynamic look to the shot. Next time!

    I agree on the sound of that engine. Watching this guy perform in that plane gave me goosebumps especially when the engine labored in a vertical climb.○:866:
  6. PhotogWannabe


    Mar 19, 2007
    Nice shots. The weather at the Abbotsford Air Show was forecasted to be crummy so I only took my 16-85. Consequently, any shots I have are not quite as close as yours.
  7. Very nice captures! I especially like 4 and 5 with the smoke...
  8. Northwood


    Mar 26, 2008
    The airshow here was overcast on Saturday nd Sunday with a few cloud breaks. I lucked out by showing up for the Friday evening show which had mostly blue sky and great lighting for my slow 80-400mm.

    Thank you Paul!
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