Picture of the Week
While we haven't caught up to the blood moon pics from this past week, the silver lady is on our minds this week, which could explain why we're leading offing this edition of "PotW" with a shot from Brian Buck of Irmo, SC. Click through for more reader-submitted photos.
Ford Over the Moon
Brian Buck of Irmo, SC
Taken by my father, Bill Buck, at KCUB with a Canon EOS Rebel T5i. The Tri-Motor was in town offering rides over the weekend.
Andrew Wall of Ankeny, IA
copyright © Andrew Wall
Taken at the 132 Fighter Wing at the Des Moines Airport.
Photo was cleaned up and cropped in Photoshop. Equipment used: Canon Rebel XTi and Tamron 70-300mm lens.
BHM 680 Dark Sunset
Richard Depinay of Keller, TX
copyright © Richard Depinay
Nothing Beats a Piet and a Fleet!
Sparky Barnes Sargent of Washington, OK
copyright © Spark Barnes Sargent
This 1933 Pietenpol Aircamper (the oldest one known to be flying) attended the 1954 Antique Airplane Association Fly-In, and this 1929 Fleet Model 1 attended the 1955 Antique Airplane Association Fly-in. In 2013, they were back again — and teamed up for this fly-over.
Ron Harway of Lasalle, ON (Canada)
Tribute to Amelia Earhart in Harbor Grace, Newfoundland (Canada) with a DC-3 that she once flew onto the island at one time before her final trip with the Lockheed.
Used a Blackberry Playbook and resized the pic to fit.
Rainbow at the Airport
Craig Brown of Fort Wayne, IN
We landed at our home airport (SMD) just after a storm passed. Then this beautiful rainbow appeared as the sun came out.
The picture was taken with my iPhone 4 while I was standing at my hangar door and looking east-northeast, my wife is standing under the wing of our airplane to stay out of the light rain that was falling at the time.
The only change I made to the photo was to reduce its resolution so as to reduce the file size.
The AeroShell Team
Don Thun of Topeka, KS
copyright © Don Thun
The Aeroshell Team performing at the 25th anniversary celebration of the Salute to Veterans show at Columbia, Missouri on Memorial Day 2013.
Shot with a Nikon D300 and 70-300mm lens. Cropped and adjustments to exposure.
Chuck Tippett of Warrenton, VA
My two grandsons ready to go "barnstorming"! Pop's Starduster Too with Kinner Radial.
Ray St. Laurent of Hanwell, NB (Canada)
Snowbirds at Yarmouth Air Show 2013.
One frame cropped (but otherwise untouched) from a video taken with Panasonic HX-DC2.
Lorne Moore of Burlington, ON (Canada)
copyright © Lorne Moore
Shot at the Brantford (Ontario, Canada) Air Show several years ago. Forgot I had this one until recently!
Shot is of the RCAF Snowbirds Air Demonstration team in performance. The air intake is on a Harvard Mk 4 CF-UUU of the Canadian Warplane Heritage fleet. I was the CWH rampmaster for that show.
No alterations from original; shot with a digital pocket camera.
Don Parsons of St. Peters, MO
copyright © Don Parsons
T. J. Stegman takes off for a quick sunset flight in his family's Luscombe 8A.
Taken with a Panasonic LX-5. Heavy cropping, sizing, sharpening, and brightness adjustments.
Chris, Skip, and Gene Are Neck and Neck Down the Runway
Cory Mickelson of Freeman, MO
copyright © Cory Mickelson
This was shot at the Memphis Air Show in Millington, Tennessee.
The camera was a Nikon D7000 at 1/1000 @ f6.3. No manipulation has been made to the image.
Tora! Tora! Tora! at Alliance Air Show
Keith Rome of Fort Worth, TX
Tora! Tora! Tora! demonstration at the Alliance Air Show in Fort Worth, Texas October 20, 2013.
Taken with an iPhone 5.
George Mock of Windsor, ON
Four-plane formation flight. Taken from our 1941 Boeing Stearman with two Chipmunks and an Acro Sport over Essex County near Windsor, Ontario, Canada.
Just cropped and resized for submission.
Glastar Aerobatics Over Bacon Strip Ranch Fly-In 2013
Gene A. Roberts of Tulare, CA
DC-3 Facing the Setting Sun (Greenville, Maine)
Pete Ouellette of Easthampton, MA
A "Glorious Morning" in a Balloon
James Kellett of Harrisonburg, VA
A glory around the shadow of a hot air balloon flown by Rick Behr from the Boar's Head Inn in Charlottesville, Virginia -- as seen on the side of a low-lying fog bank. The balloon was about 200 feet over a reservoir near Earlysville, Virginia. We were in a group of nine senior citizens from the Sunnyside Retirement Community in Harrisonburg, Virginia taking an early morning flight on October 21.
Photo from an iPhone 4S, taken by James Kellett; no digital manipulations.
Wide Angle on 27R at KSEE
Keith Cleversley of Cardiff by the Sea, CA
copyright © Keith Cleversley
This is actually a still taken from my NFlightCam shooting video while attached to the wing of my homebuilt Sportsman 2+2.
Beautiful Day to Fly
Lynn Erickson of Waunakee, WI
Beautiful fall day in Wisconsin to fly the Great Lakes. Taken over Devil's Lake and the Baraboo Bluffs with the Wisconsin River as a backdrop.
Greg Gilbert of Gig Harbor, WA
Taken from a Stearman high over west Texas on a flight from Mississippi to Seattle. Long haul at 1,000 feet and 100 mph!
Ford Over the Moon
Brian Buck of Irmo, SC Taken by my father, Bill Buck, at KCUB with a Canon EOS Rebel T5i. The Tri-Motor was in town offering rides over the weekend.