Prop planes aren’t the only thing to have fun with this week. The skies are usually filled with one or two jets buzzing about. The L29’s and L39’s are always there sometimes in great number and sometimes in few. Pylon Race School is just as the name says meant for learning. It’s there as the practice session for planes that aren’t usually at Stead. For that reason planes of all types show up.
The funny thing, or at least what i see as funny, about all of these airshows is the amount of different camera equipment seen. Never ceases to surprise me how much of a difference there is between events and photographers. The two items that seem to be with every photographer at every event is a hat and a strap. Carrying that 200-400 around for a few hours gets old and anything that can make a difference is nice. For me it’s the Sun-Sniper strap that saves my shoulder. Light, adjustable strong, and easy to remove when needed. It does a great job of staying out of my way and being non restrictive when panning with those fast movers.
Nikon D3, 200-400 VR, on Lexar UDMA Digital Film