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« Reply #30 on: October 7, 2008, 05:51 PM »
Very Nice Pics.  I remember talking about this on the phone, and yes I am definately in when they come back to town.

That B-24 is nice. (oops WWIIAircraft always confuse me)

We were at an Airshow in Georgetown years ago doing displays and whatnot and a B-17 came in and during taxi one of the engines was spewing flames...not normal... so they took it into a hanger and that was that.   At the same airshow one of the pilots dropped a Stearman off the end of the runway into somebody's garage.  No injuries, but alas that was end of the show for the day.

And NO Jesse...Paul will not get one of those..Paul likes things that stay on the ground, (and talking in the third person for some reason)
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« Reply #31 on: October 7, 2008, 06:09 PM »
Well glad you updated otherwise I'd have never seen all those other beautiful pics, too long between updates didn't even know this thread existed.  This is some really great work, you mentioned in an older post that some of the pics might wind up in a magazine or a book, did that ever pan out? 
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« Reply #32 on: October 7, 2008, 06:39 PM »
This is some really great work, you mentioned in an older post that some of the pics might wind up in a magazine or a book, did that ever pan out? 

The article has been pushed because the editor wanted to put it in the same issue as another article on a similar subject.  So, theoretically this month or next month (not holding my breath), but I'll post here when it happens.

This isn't really a thread I update often... just when I get around to getting some new ones finished up. :)

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« Reply #33 on: October 7, 2008, 06:55 PM »
Yeah, I figured you'd get a kick out of that - and I should have been smart enough to mention Matt by name too (duh). 

Is there a website for that air show?  I've never gone to one and have wanted to for some time.

Matt, that B-17 (and the rest of them) belong to the Collings Foundation and apparently go on tour every Summer.  The airport here that they were flying out of is a mile or three away from where I work out and over the course of two weeks I spent a lot of time using the track outside so that I could be running around on the track and bleachers watching the planes fly right over my head on the paid flights.  So awesome.

The B-17 flights were $450, and the P-51 will run you $2300 for a half hour.   :o

But it's all tax deductible.   ;D 

I think that's the group that was out here.  Another one to check out is the Commemorative Air Force (aka the Confederate Air Force) a friend of my family's who flew spitfires for the RAF and later the 8th Air Force (after America joined the war) is a member and they go to lots of airshows with the B-17, B-24 and I think a P-51.  Jack told me about the time he was shot down behind enemy lines and how he got back to the allies....it would make one of the coolest movies ever!

Again, great stuff and some awesome photos Rob.
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« Reply #34 on: October 7, 2008, 11:51 PM »
There was a jeep there Paul and I... err, Jesse, knows you wanted it. :)
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« Reply #35 on: October 8, 2008, 12:20 AM »
There was a jeep there Paul and I... err, Jesse, knows you wanted it. :)

I took the picture of the jeep because when I was a kid my dad bought one and rebuilt the engine in it.  My parents ended up splitting up and it sort of derailed the project, so he never got it all cleaned up and restored cosmetically, but we used to haul around in it all the time.  It was loads of fun - loud, and slow. :)


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« Reply #36 on: October 8, 2008, 12:24 AM »
I think that's the group that was out here.  Another one to check out is the Commemorative Air Force (aka the Confederate Air Force) a friend of my family's who flew spitfires for the RAF and later the 8th Air Force (after America joined the war) is a member and they go to lots of airshows with the B-17, B-24 and I think a P-51.  Jack told me about the time he was shot down behind enemy lines and how he got back to the allies....it would make one of the coolest movies ever!

Again, great stuff and some awesome photos Rob.

Thanks again. :)


This is one area we can probably find all sorts of common ground on.  8)

I'll try to look that up tomorrow.  It sounds familiar.  I think a co-worker was telling me about it... something similarly named that comes to Texas (some smaller town where this buddy of mine grew up)... I'll check with him about it again tomorrow.

The air show Chris mentioned on the last page looks intriguing.  I don't know if I'll make it out there this weekend, but I'm really not too into the stunt flying and the tumbling planes, just the Air Force stuff (new and old).  The performers list says there will be a P-40 out there, which might be enough to get me to try to drive over.


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« Reply #37 on: October 8, 2008, 12:30 AM »
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I can't believe I never responded to this... as funny as that is, this one's called the "Rape of the Sabine Women."  The Italian word directly translated means "rape" but in the context of the sculpture, it means 'kidnapping.'

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« Reply #38 on: April 11, 2009, 02:33 AM »
That B-17 was flying around Dallas again this week.  The Liberator is here too, apparently the last one flying.

I'm heading down there Sunday to get some new pictures. :)

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« Reply #39 on: April 11, 2009, 03:19 AM »
If you see them Rob, ask if there's a Jack Bradshaw there.  If he is, tell him Hamilton's nephew Matt says hello and ask him to tell you the story of how he was shot down over Germany in WWII.
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« Reply #40 on: April 11, 2009, 06:15 PM »
That B-17 was flying around Dallas again this week.  The Liberator is here too, apparently the last one flying.

I'm heading down there Sunday to get some new pictures. :)

Rob, I saw that B-17 Tuesday night on the way to play ball and was thrilled to death.  This morning my wife and I were out and saw the B-24, as well as a P-51 that was flying off it's wing, almost in an escort formation.  It was a sight to see, especially for a WWII buff like me.
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« Reply #41 on: April 11, 2009, 07:10 PM »
If you see them Rob, ask if there's a Jack Bradshaw there.  If he is, tell him Hamilton's nephew Matt says hello and ask him to tell you the story of how he was shot down over Germany in WWII.

Will do. 

Rob, I saw that B-17 Tuesday night on the way to play ball and was thrilled to death.  This morning my wife and I were out and saw the B-24, as well as a P-51 that was flying off it's wing, almost in an escort formation.  It was a sight to see, especially for a WWII buff like me.

Yep, that's the tour, except last year the Mitchell was here too (the Liberator wasn't).  All week I'm looking at the sky hoping to catch them flying around. 

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« Reply #42 on: April 11, 2009, 11:24 PM »
I just came across this thread, and man, the pictures of New Zealand are gorgeous.  Beautiful pictures of a beautiful country.  Nice job camera man!  I liked the black and whites of Rome too.  The picture of the turtle (and then some) in the Boboli Gardens is helluv funny.

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« Reply #43 on: April 11, 2009, 11:31 PM »
I just came across this thread, and man, the pictures of New Zealand are gorgeous.  Beautiful pictures of a beautiful country.  Nice job camera man!  I liked the black and whites of Rome too.  The picture of the turtle (and then some) in the Boboli Gardens is helluv funny.

Thanks!  The funny thing is that the camera keeps changing... the Rome stuff was done on a crappy Canon point and shoot.  New Zealand was the Digital Rebel kit... the Planes last year were the Rebel body with the new lens, and when I shoot the planes again tomorrow (weather permitting...) it'll be with the new 50d and the lens from last year.  I've been slowly upgrading for about 3 years now.

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« Reply #44 on: April 11, 2009, 11:34 PM »
Rob, I saw that B-17 Tuesday night on the way to play ball and was thrilled to death.  This morning my wife and I were out and saw the B-24, as well as a P-51 that was flying off it's wing, almost in an escort formation.  It was a sight to see, especially for a WWII buff like me.



Chris, another note on this Bomber tour... I cheaped out this year but so help me, next year I'm taking a flight on one of them, probably Paul too.  If you've got the scratch for it and want to join us let me know and I'll make sure to contact you in March. 

This sounds like a repeat of my post last year, but the prices are $425.00 for the 17 or the 24, $2300 for a half hour in the P-51 (it's on my bucket list, but I'm not doing that one any time soon).

(all tax deductible :) )

Last year I called and asked if I could pay like $500 for 5 minutes in the mustang and they explained to me that the engines cost about $80k and that they only get a certain number of take offs per engine, so they can't split it up.   :-\
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