T-34 Mentor Gathering, Palm Springs

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  1. evangilder

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    The last few days have been a whirlwind of activity for me. I have driven about 350 miles and flown 4 flights in 3 different T-34 Mentors. What an awesome couple of days! First, here was my office yesterday. I was on the ramp for a few minutes at a time, in and out of the briefing room for pre and post flight briefings, and then skyward again. Fun? YOU BET! Tiring? Exhausting. Worth it? Absolutely.
     

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    The view from my office is pretty hard to beat. Unfortunately, I have a problem, but a nice problem to have...too many good shots! The new lens coupled with some great pilots and a cooperating mother nature produced a "shooter's paradise".
     

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    Very cool Eric - hope you had a blast. I always enjoyed flying the T-34, great fun airplane! - BTW a T-34 had a "wheels up" at Centennial Airport the other day. I was at the repair station they brought it too and they told me the guy's insurance is writing if off - I'm trying to bid on it, it does look repairable but will definitely make a good parts plane. I'll know more within the next week.
     
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    I heard about the Centennial incident. It would be cool if you could pick it up. They are a lot of fun, and pretty docile. Who knows, maybe one day you could be in the gathering...

    Here's a few more.
     

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    Very awesome pics! I am very jealous that you get to do this all the time!

    :lol:

    Keep the pics coming my friend.
     
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    Eric,

    you´re lucky man...there´s nothing more to say from me...
    keep the pics comin´...
     
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    I'm with DAIG....very jealous!!! I love photography, and would have a blast doin it full-time! Awesome shots, bro, keep em rollin!!!
     
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    WOW, excellent shots Eric, especially like the one with the four T-34's scooting over the runway :cool:
     
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    Awesome shots!
    Personally like the last shot there! :)
     
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    Thanks guys. I haven't picked a favorite yet from this event, and this time, it is the hardest one for me to pick a favorite.
     
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    Really great shots, Eric. Would like to see more. Glad you had such a
    great time....

    Charles
     
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    great work as always.

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