Flying Together Again

After the high of flying with two Super Corsair’s and the 10 hour drive back home, exhausted barely begins to describe how tired Dad and I were yesterday. Processing through images was quite difficult with tired eyes, but well worth the time. It was one heck of a flight and a moment of history that I will never forget. The Super G’s flying together in the afternoon light, shinned like no other flight I’ve done so far. Dad and I were in an A36 Bonanza, he first seat which is closest to the door and i was second seat, behind him. Every time I wanted to shoot I would have to look around Dad’s head. It’s still very doable for getting good shots but it does have some limitations.

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The planes moved in and out around the Bonanza, as Robert and Casey flew different formations for us to get the shots we wanted. I say wanted because this wasn’t a flight for business reasons, nor for teaching others, but it was a flight that needed to happen for those passionate about Aviation. Air to Air flights happen all the time, but a flight that has two of the three remaining Super Corsair’s, the only two that fly, is something that probably won’t happen again. It took tremendous effort from all those involved to bring these planes together, my Thanks go out to them.

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It was weird see people’s reactions to the planes as they were parked outside the hanger on Tuesday. The CAF Arizona Wing had a good crowd while we there, people shuffled in and out all day. Both Super G’s were parked outside and anyone there could go up and look at them. Dad and I watched in amazement, wondering if any of those people new how rare a sight they were witnessing. I overheard some say to their kids that they were Corsair’s but beyond that nothing. They were witnessing two planes brought together for the first time since 1949, and they probably didn’t even know it.

Images Captured with Nikon D3, AF-S 70-200 VR, TC-17e, on Lexar UDMA Digital Film

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