So there I was, at 10,500 feet...

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  1. evangilder

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    I have been gone for a couple of days on a great adventure. I got in good with some great people out here on the west coast and went to the "Warbirds in Action" airshow at Minter Field in Shafter California. Photos from the show will be coming soon. But getting there and back was half the fun.

    We took off from Brackett Field, in Pomona California in a Rockwell Commander 114, headed for the Cajon Pass, over the Tehachapi mountains, passing Palmdale and not far from Edwards AFB. It was a gorgeous day and springtime had the poppies in full bloom, with colors visible from 10.5k feet in altitude. We also saw a controlled burn in the Cajon Pass.

    Here are some shots from the trip up, including the Commander.
     

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    Great shots, Eric. I have to visit the west again sometime.
     
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    And the trains, where are the TRAINS!!??:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
    Looking forward to the pics buddy, as always....8)
     
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    The biggest highlight of the trip up was when I was looking around, as always, helping out looking out for other traffic. Regardless of GPS and RADAR, it's always good to see and be seen, so another set of eyes in the cockpit is always good to have.

    The nice relaxing flight was interrupted by me shouting "HOLY SH!T" in the intercomm. Susan, the pilot flinched and said "What?" before I could finish with "It's a STEALTH BOMBER!!!". She said "No way" as my shutter clicked off three shots. A quick photo review on the back of the camera and I gave Susan a high five! We also spotted a U2, but it was too late for me to get a lens on it.
     

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    COOL!!!!
     
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    Beautiful shots man! I cant wait to see the rest.

    Glad you had a great time!
     
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    Excellent pics Eric! Especially the B2.

    TO
     
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    Very cool Eric - did you see Doug or my father in law?
     
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    Nice shots Eric thanks, looks like you had a great time, I envy you.
     
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    Thanks guys! :)

    And I saw Doug and your father in law, Joe. I also saw Stambo and Donna. We all stayed at the same hotel and I saw everyone at dinner. Your father in law flew Stambo's jet for the show.
     
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    Hey that's great! If it wasn't for my wife getting ready to pop any day now, I'd be there too.

    I guess my father in law is a Bakersfield TV star now!
     
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    LOL, great stuff, cant wait to see shots from the show....
     
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    i need a bib to catch my drool
     
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    Awsome shots as always Eric, glad to here you had a great time.
     
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    Man your one lucky guy wish i could get a ride like that! By the way did the stealth show up on radar?:D
     
  16. evangilder

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    Not on the RADAR, not on the GPS, not on anything, except my eye. ;)
     
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    Thats pretty bitchin when you think about it! god imagine if you passed an sr71 (or should say he passed you at mach3):D
     
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    I shudder to think the wake turbulence that would leave behind it.
     
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    Hey you said the pilot was a she, right? girls and aircraft material?:D :D
     
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    great pictures erich and great job on the B-2
     
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