This was by far one of the great highlights of the week. We have a tendency to capture historic shoots at the races and this year was no different. These three Mustangs were all former racers back in the 70’s. The white on is Race 15 owned by John D Alessandris, the yellow is Ole Yellar owned by John Bagley, and the purple one is Miss Van Nuys owned by Clay Lacy. These three Mustangs haven’t been brought together in decades. Race 15 is currently not flight worthy and lives at Stead Airport while the other two flew in from other parts of the country. The two nights prior to this shoot were nothing but poor weather wind and rain. With the second to last night approaching we had little choice but to continue despite the weather. The owners all gave the green light and the shoot was on. As you can see the weather wasn’t great. Two big squalls came through and it poured! We were soaked, but the planes and the tarmac looked great. We were out for about 90mins and then the wind picked up and that was it. The planes went back inside and the shoot went down as one for the history books.
That’s right I’m heading to Oshkosh next week! I’m so excited to be going back this year after going in 2011 and missing last year. It is just so much fun with so many different planes and people you never know what to expect. Photographically it is a challenge, not because of the lack of subjects but for having to many subjects to choose from! It’s like a smorgasbord of planes, there’s something for everybody! I can’t wait!
Now for those of you wondering I will be camping all week but not to worry the blog will still be going!