Oh yeah, air to air! I took about 400 pictures are to air and am still sorting through. Here are some preliminary edits. The weather ended up being perfect for the flying. We got a little drizzle in the morning and it is now pouring rain. The clouds made for some great contrast. Enjoy these guys.
Actually, I can't be sure if any of these guys are former military. But 2 of the guys are air racers. Terry, in the yellow SNJ was being checked out for formation during that flight. You can tell that the other three guys were used to formation flight. The grouping was pretty tight, yet when the air got choppy, they all knew to separate a bit and which way to go.
The nice thing for me is that I was invited to the pilot's briefing beforehand. That way, I knew who was going to be in which slot and what the manuever were going to be, etc. I had no input to that, which is proper as I was just a passenger. I knew that if they did what they had to do, my job would be easy.
Thanks guys. I am definitely getting the hang of this camera. Yet I am still amazed at the quality and clarity of the images considering that I am using the low end lens on the Nikon. The camo bird is the Percival Prentice. I have never seen that airplane moved from that spot, sadly. If you look closely, my car is parked just to the front of the left wingtip in that shot (black Camry). They had all of us working the show park inside the airfield. That's a first for me.
The guys I flew with were top notch pilots and it was a real treat. They did all the work. All I had to do was shoot.