One of the best parts of Reno is working with the static planes. Every year it’s basically a tradition to get a bunch of aircraft out early in the morning for a sunrise shoot. Why do we do this? Well quite simply it’s a ton of fun! It’s not always easy to get rare and unique aircraft in a place with a clean background, so while at the races we take advantage of it.
For instance last year we brought out a 3 Grumman “Cats,” a Wildcat, Bearcat, and Hellcat. It’s rare to get all the planes out together so we made it happen, just to recreate that history.
Then there is always the chance of meeting a rare racing plane that hasn’t been seen in years. This is Race 15, a P-51 Mustang that lives at the field and hasn’t come out to play in a number of years. We got it out at PRS and it was by far one of the best subjects we have ever had to work with. So you never quite know what will show up and life’s opportunities will bring you.
In the Camera Bag:
Nikon D3, 24-70 AF-S f/2.8, on Lexar UDMA Digital Film