T-6/SNJ/Texan/Harvards air to air!

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  1. evangilder

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    I got up for a photo flight yesterday afternoon and was in the lead ship of a four ship formation for a 4 pass flyover in my hometown! Before that, we did a great diamond formation over Santa Paula. What fun! :p

    Many many thanks to Jason, Chris, Ken and Will for a great flight. They made my job easy.
     

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    Very cool Eric!!!! I'm glad to see you're flying with those guys!!!!!!!!
     
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    Yeah, I flew with Jason and Chris last December. This is my first time flying with Will and Ken in the pack. These guys are all pros and I hope to be able to get up with them again soon.
     
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    Awesome shots as always Evan, I can only wish to fly in a war bird. Last time I tried to fit in a war bird they couldnt close the canapy :oops:
     
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    Awesome shots Eric! Keep up the good work and Im glad you had a good time.
     
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    Excellent stuff Eric! 8)
     
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    Cheers guys. Here are a few more, including the gratuitous self portrait. The shot before that is my neighborhood, which is not nearly as densely packed as the picture makes it.
     

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    Yummy Eric lovely lovely images.
    Last ones a bit dodgy:)
     
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    Yeah, I love what the 140 knot wind does to my hair! :lol: I got to shoot the whole flight with the canopy open. I had to unplug the mic on the headset though because of the interference.
     
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    I am not happy with the focus in this shot, but I love the angle.
     

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    Did yall do any aerobatic maneuvers or was it pretty much just a relaxing flight.
     
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    No, it was a formation flight for an event. We had one detour through Santa Paula to give them the diamond formation, which I'll bet looked awesome from the ground. The only thing we did with any amount of g's is when we peeled off to RTB. We all went three different directions and Jason pulled a climbing turn that was fun. Other than that, just a plain old flight. Well sort of, flying in 60 year old warbirds is hardly just an ordinary flight. :)
     
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    Thats true. The only warbird I have ever flown in was a T-6 and I thought it was the coolest thing ever to fly in it.
     
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    Very cool Eric! awesome pics mate!
     
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    Nice shots I'm jealous
     
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    Fantastic shots :)

    One thing though, the houses on the ground all look the same :shock:
     
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    From the air it looks that way, but they aren't. They also look real close together and they aren't. There are a few parks in the picture that you can't see because of the trees.
     
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    I really loved those shots Eric Im the same as PB and totally jealous
    thanks for sharing those with us I would be grinning a dam sight more than you were if I'd been sitting in that seat and even if it was a tad out of focus the wing down banking shot gives a super impression of how it feels to fly.
    Im not going to make Camarillo this year but Im very hopeful of making it part of a US visit in 08
     
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