Well I knew eventually it would come to this… you cannot go to airshows and not expect to ever see tragedy or record the last perfect execution of the stunt that ended up taking a performers life
This will be the last photo I get to take of this plane and this pilot based on today's crash at Travis AFB and the Thunder over Solano airshow. The details were minimal at best – searching here for #thunderoversolano and #travisAFB brought up a few that witnessed the crash but the show was cancelled post crash and people were asked to leave. It appears the victim was: Eddie Andreini from www.eddieandreiniairshows.com A huger loss for the air show community. Hopefully he like many others I have talked to that fly for a living and for the fans died doing the one thing he loved and would have had it no other way. RIP #aircrash #airshow #airshowphotography #airshowcrash  
04 May 2014 in G+ Posts, by
Well the 2014 Travis AFB Air Show was quite good
..minus the 40mph crosswind and the sun burn I did not even know I got because of the wind, I assume I will be screaming all night… BUT finally getting out to take some more photos was a great change of pace… This is one of the shots from today.. just the start of the over 1200 images I shot today to try to make up for the months of not shooting… Not as cool as the stuff +Dale Jackson does with pens and pencils, but was going for something different…. guess I will see how that works out with the masses here… Lockheed P-80 Shooting StarJet fighterThe Lockheed P-80 Shooting Star was the first jet fighter used operationally by the United States Army Air Forces. WikipediaTop speed: 600 mph (966 km/h)Range: 1,000 miles (1,609 km)Length: 34' (10 m)Wingspan: 39' (12 m)Weight: 6,288 lbs (2,852 kg)Unit cost: 110,000–110,000 USD (1945)Engine types: Allison J33, Jet engine #airshow #travisAFB #airforce #aircraft  
04 May 2014 in G+ Posts, by
Well the 2014 Travis AFB Air Show was quite good
..minus the 40mph crosswind and the sun burn I did not even know I got because of the wind, I assume I will be screaming all night… BUT finally getting out to take some more photos was a great change of pace… This is one of the shots from today.. just the start of the over 1200 images I shot today to try to make up for the months of not shooting… Not as cool as the stuff +Dale Jackson does with pens and pencils, but was going for something different…. guess I will see how that works out with the masses here… Lockheed P-80 Shooting StarJet fighterThe Lockheed P-80 Shooting Star was the first jet fighter used operationally by the United States Army Air Forces. WikipediaTop speed: 600 mph (966 km/h)Range: 1,000 miles (1,609 km)Length: 34' (10 m)Wingspan: 39' (12 m)Weight: 6,288 lbs (2,852 kg)Unit cost: 110,000–110,000 USD (1945)Engine types: Allison J33, Jet engine #airshow   #travisAFB   #airforce   #aircraft   This post has been reshared 2 times on Google+ View this post on Google+
04 May 2014 in G+ Posts, by