Tag Archives: Aviation Photography

2014 Pikes Peak Regional Air Show

On Saturday 9 AUG 2014, my day started at 0400 with a shower, shave, quick breakfast and out the door I go! The bulk of this summer Saturday consisted of crawling, kneeling and walking around yet another hot, dry airport ramp shooting images at this year’s Pikes Peak Regional Air Show!

Airshow gates opened promptly at 0800. I like to arrive early to these events and showed up around 0730. Arriving as early as possible, not only allows one to beat the crowd but also to take advantage of that small window of “good light”.

Unfortunately, arriving early to this event did no good- 0800 is 0800 to these event organizers! Once the starter pistol was raised in the air, and the start shot fired (just kidding, seemed like a race though) it was a mad dash of photogs and spectators as everyone went scattering to all corners of the ramp, rushing to be the first to get in a few shots of the aircraft before the others arrived.

A 0800 start time still provided a bit of decent light, but a clear blue, almost cloudless sky quickly let the sun shine down full bore on the field.

Here’s one shot I managed to capture, just about at the end of that window of “good light”.

Red Star Sunrise

 

I’m still going through photo files at the moment, sorting through the images shot that day. Updates to this posting will be made as images are processed. Here’s a couple shots to get things started!

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The majority of the fighters were lined up here at the back of the Hot Ramp, an area which I affectionately dubbed “Fighter Row”.

Fighter Row

 

The Other End Of Fighter Row

 

Warm sunlight basks the cockpit of the Stinson L-5 “Miss Stitch”.

Stinson L-5 "Miss Stitch"

 

P-40 Warhawk from the Pikes Peak Regional Air Show, with a Kodachrome/Vintage twist to the processing.

P-40 Warhawk WW2 Kodachrome

 

A6M “Zero” or  “Zeke” as it was called by our Allied forces.

Zero-4

 

A Hypnotizing spinner.

Hypnotizing Spinner-4

 

Cockpit of the P-40 Warhawk.

P-40 Cockpit

 

The Tuskegee Airmen P-51.

Tuskegee P-51

 

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Kelly Airpark Annual Pancake Breakfast & Fly-In

This morning I spent a few hours with the fine folks out at Kelly Airpark.  On this day was the Airpark’s Annual Pancake Breakfast & Fly-In.

Kelly Airpark is a private residential community situated between Denver and Colorado Springs, nestled in the rolling, pine covered hills of Elbert County.

The beautiful scenery of the small airstrip with its sod parking areas surrounded by homes with private hangars, was a welcome change to photographing aircraft on the apron of a local metro airport.

I have quite a few photos to sort through from this mornings event. I’ll make updates to this post as photos are processed.

Fleet Model 7 Framed

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Still going through my photo files from last Saturday’s Kelly Airpark Pancake Breakfast and Fly-In. It was such a welcome change to shoot photos of aircraft on a sod strip out in the countryside, rather than on the tarmac apron of a local metro airfield. Conditions I’ve been waiting on for a very long time.

I missed the Fly-In from previous years and am glad I was able to finally make this year’s event. Such a great place to shoot photos of local aircraft under a relaxed atmosphere, verses shooting around swarms of airshow attendees, baby strollers and orange safety cones!

Here’s my current images, updated as of: 24 JUL 14

Pietenpol Air Camper

VANS RV7A

On Approach

Make A Hole

Dawn On The Strip

Sunrise Fly-By

Pietenpol Air Camper

Fly-In Sunrise

1931 Fleet Model 7 On The Strip

 

July 2014 Edition: Commemorative Air Force magazine “The Dispatch”

Earlier this year, an incident occurred to one of my favorite local warbirds. On March 17, 2014 the Rocky Mountain Wing of the Commemorative Air Force’s  TBM  Avenger “309” suffered a collapse of the left main landing gear while taxiing.

Immediately a request was made for donations to help get the TBM back into the air. An estimated $100,000 would be needed, of which only a small portion would be covered by insurance.

In an effort to drum up support and draw attention to the donation effort, and to do my part in helping to get “309” back into the air, I elected to create a WW2 “warbond” inspired poster utilizing one of my recent images of TBM “309”.

This month I am proud to see my donation poster featured in the official Commemorative Air Force magazine, “The Dispatch”.

July 2014 CAF Magazine The Dispatch

 

 

JEFFCO AVIATION ASSOCIATION’S 19th Annual Pancake Breakfast/Fly-In

Lots going on aviation wise on Saturday, the 14th of June! Three local events were held simultaneously, I was able to attend two of those three events, my favorite of which is the Jeffco Aviation Association (JAA) Pancake Breakfast/Fly-In.

Here are a few photos from the fly-in, updates will take place as time permits. Don’t forget we’re on social media as well. Be sure to “like” Quibphotography on Facebook to stay up-to-date with all my latest images.

WACO

Airplane Talk

Luscombe

Jacks MIG

QP IAR 823

1934 Waco YKC Sunrise

 

Hill Aerospace Museum-Hill Air Force Base, Utah

Recent travels allowed me the opportunity to spend some time at Hill AFB and the Hill Aerospace Museum.

With a beautiful view of the Rocky Mountains, the museum is situated upon 30 acres of the northwest corner of Hill Air Force Base, Utah and was founded in 1981 as a part of the United States Air Force Heritage Program. First opening its doors to the public in 1986, the museum sees approximately 180,000 visitors annually coming from every state in the U.S. and many foreign countries.

I have many, many photos to sort through and process from the excellent variety of aircraft on display. The museum boasts fixed-wing and rotary-wing aircraft from literally every era of aviation history from the beginnings of early manned flight, through both world wars, and up to the modern day jet fighters such as the F-16, F-18 and A-10.

B-17 SHORT BIERB-24 Engine Change-Photo AlbumHH-43B P-38 Hub And BladesP-40 P-51 AudreyB-52C-123