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Caldwell Air Show

This is a discussion on Caldwell Air Show within the Architecture & Man Made (cities, buildings, roads, objects & abstracts) forums, part of the Show your photo (Color) - Landscape & Nature (flowers, mountains, storms etc.) category; So we went to this air show last Saturday (can you tell? ). There were airplanes. Mike says he's been ...

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    So we went to this air show last Saturday (can you tell? ). There were airplanes. Mike says he's been to a lot of these, and this one was very well run.

    The plane is a Pitts Special S-1T. It's an aerobatic biplane; owner/pilot is Bob Finer.

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    Bob also went for a personal record - total number of inverted spins. He managed about 31 turns. Makes you want to do the technicolor yawn just thinking about it...

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    The Warhawk's P-40E and P-40N were both there. Here they are rolling out for their show.

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    Not all of the planes were pretty. This is an Antonov AN-2. It's a Russian general utility aircraft, along the lines of the Lysander. This example has been sitting for a while. The owner said the plane was currently out of annual.

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    The P-40s in the air. I had mixed luck getting shots of anything in flight. You could snap a pic, turn a couple of degrees, and you were shooting into an entirely different sky. Even after editing, some were hopeless, some were okay, a few were good. In the second photo, the planes are actually a little blurry. But I liked the clouds too much to let it go. I've got more photos basically edited, I'll add more over the next couple of days.

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    very nice series. I can see how difficult that could be. the spin shot is amazing.
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    Thanks, Bambi. The fun part with stunt planes like this is getting the smoke without the screaming white spots.

    Next up: Diamondback was there and was supposed to fly.
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    But her canopy cable broke, so Mark ran home and got Hell-er Bust, another Mustang. First I (and most of the audience) knew about it was when he came screaming down the runway and went into a stunt routine. The officials knew, of course.
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    Mark also flew this fast little number - an Alpha jet.
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    Later in the day there was a race to see which was faster:

    A Reed Rocket stunt plane
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    Or a Corvette
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    It was awfully close (and if you believe that, I have this bridge )
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    The Corvette belongs to Mark. He seems to have a thing about shiny, fast toys.

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    A few random bits. As is usual for an air show, there was a small area for showing off cars. They're close together, so getting a shot of an entire car really isn't easy to do, unless it's one of the end ones. So you go for bits and pieces instead. There's always a nice hood ornament or two.

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    And I can't imagine this was comfortable. It's the back seat of an Austin Healey. The front driver and passenger seats were wicker, too.

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