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    Warbirds

    This past week I had the fortunate pleasure of being able to shoot some pictures (well, a lot of pictures, actually) of three key aircraft from the WWII era: the B-17 Flying Fortress, the B-24 Liberator, and the P-51 Mustang, in addition to some other aircraft present. All three are cared for by the Collings Foundation, and they tour them every year in order to raise money for the upkeep of these amazing aircraft. In the just under two hours I spent around them on Monday, I shot in the neighborhood of around 1100 pictures, completely filling a 16gb card, and starting on an 8gb card, and completely drained one of the camera batteries I had. But I was able to get some really nice shots of the warbirds, in addition to some photos of other aircraft that were in the area at the time...


    P-51 Mustang (Betty Jane) #2 by Sonic Aeronautic, on Flickr


    B-17 Bomber (Nine O Nine) #4 by Sonic Aeronautic, on Flickr


    B-17 Bomber (Nine O Nine) #12 by Sonic Aeronautic, on Flickr


    Liberator #1 by Sonic Aeronautic, on Flickr


    Liberator #4 by Sonic Aeronautic, on Flickr


    Liberator #7 by Sonic Aeronautic, on Flickr


    H-60 Blackhawk #9 by Sonic Aeronautic, on Flickr


    H-60 Blackhawk #3 by Sonic Aeronautic, on Flickr


    P-51 Mustang (Betty Jane) #1 by Sonic Aeronautic, on Flickr
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    Nice shots Indy, sounds like a fun afternoon.

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    Thanks for the pictures. I like planes from the WW II era than any other.
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    Thanks guys. There's nothing I get more pleasure from than being around this type of stuff and shooting pictures. Just heard on the news today about a commemoration done in Dayton, Ohio, where they were honoring the remaining living vets from the Doolittle Raid on Tokyo. There was something around 20 B-25s in attendance, and I think I would have been in heaven shooting all of those aircraft...

    A shot I found of it from flickr:


    Flight Line by bogray, on Flickr
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