(Lots Pics) Airventure , WWII Fighters

Discussion in 'Transportation' started by Commodorefirst, Jul 30, 2007.

  1. Commodorefirst

    Commodorefirst Admin/Moderator Administrator

    May 1, 2005
    Missouri
    Start with the WWII Fighters and some more recent trainers, not all of them just a variety, D2Xs or D200 and 200-400 handheld, last shot in the hangar with 35mm f2,

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  2. Very nice series - as always :smile:

    The hangared Spit is a georgeous restoration.

    Other than the tent part - I'm jealous.

    Don
     
  3. Mart61

    Mart61

    Dec 23, 2006
    Camberley, UK
    Great shots. As I used to work on them as a kid, my fave (Spitfire aside) is the Sea Fury!
     
  4. Oh, come on now Wade.. Where are the Raptor shots???
     
  5. very nice Wade...

    I would love to see that Sea Fury come by low and fast!
     
  6. Mart61

    Mart61

    Dec 23, 2006
    Camberley, UK
    Like this?
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  7. Andyc

    Andyc

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    Nov 6, 2006
    South Wales UK
    Absolutley magnificent photo's Wade. I love the two seater Spitfire.
    I hope to go to the Royal Naval Air Station Museum at Yeovilton next week.
    If I can get shots half as good as yours I will be well pleased.

    Best regards
    Andy
     
  8. Commodorefirst

    Commodorefirst Admin/Moderator Administrator

    May 1, 2005
    Missouri

    Ha! didn't get any this year, It arrived Thursday morning, in the rain, so I wasn't there, I was indoor at the fly market, Talked to Frank Eng54ine later in the morning, in the drizzle, and they said they weren't coming up, so Thursday Afternoon, It was raining a touch still, so I left the airventure and drove the 7 hours back to St. Louis Thursday night, lots of rain and storms at EAA on Thursday evening, Friday during the day and some during the show, Rain, lousy skies, and the accident so no warbirds show, and the Raptor didn't fly full shows until Saturday, and I was going to leave Saturday AM anyway.

    So that is that! Jim (spuds) has the shots from Saturday.

    Struck out this year.

    Wade
     
  9. Commodorefirst

    Commodorefirst Admin/Moderator Administrator

    May 1, 2005
    Missouri
    don't be, I am getting a bit tired of the tent route too, At least it was cool for a change the first part of the week, Sat-Wed. Just hate the mud and wet grass during the rain, Tent is nice and dry, slept on a cot, portapots :Sick:, but the shower houses are fine and have hot water and sinks where I stay.

    Love the sound of the Sea Fury, love it.

    Wade
     
  10. Commodorefirst

    Commodorefirst Admin/Moderator Administrator

    May 1, 2005
    Missouri
    Thanks Paul, the aircdraft did a lot of passes during Tuesdays show,

    Thanks very much Andy, much appreciated.

    Wade
     
  11. sypher

    sypher

    May 24, 2006
    Cougar Country
    As always Wade, great shots...I really enjoyed #3
     
  12. Commodorefirst

    Commodorefirst Admin/Moderator Administrator

    May 1, 2005
    Missouri
    thanks Brian, they aren't "always" good, I just show the good ones,....
     
  13. What you got skunked asgain for the F-22.. Humm. told you you should have made the trip out here to Pt. Mugu this year... They flew it twice in the same day since the F-18's were grounded for problems...
     
  14. Commodorefirst

    Commodorefirst Admin/Moderator Administrator

    May 1, 2005
    Missouri
    Sometime we will hook up......
     
  15. eng45ine

    eng45ine

    May 11, 2005
    Chicago, IL
    Very nice Wade, quite a sweet variety of vintage WW II aircraft. If sure looks as though you had perfect access to get these shots. Next year for sure!:redface:
     
  16. What a great series. All of them are sharp and the colors look fantastic. Thanks for sharing.
     
  17. Commodorefirst

    Commodorefirst Admin/Moderator Administrator

    May 1, 2005
    Missouri
    Your on!

    Thanks Rich,

    Wade
     
  18. SRA

    SRA

    Jul 29, 2005
    Orem, Utah
    Wade,

    I'm sorry I missed these images earlier. They are fantastic and some of the best I have ever seen. Thank you very much for sharing them and if you posted more I would not be offended.
     
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