One of the shots from the photo shoot with Doc that I was invited to participate in back in June. This was a challenging shot to get, involving carefully holding the camera in the air at the top of a monopod and a lot of guesswork on composition. The unique angle, featuring the bombardier through the window of the B-29 was worth the effort.
Today is the 100th Birthday of the Boeing Company, so I thought I’d share a photo of one of my favorite aircraft, the B-29 Superfortress which was first introduced in 1944, helping the United States win WWII. Currently “Fifi” is the only flying B-29, but if things go well on Sunday, “Doc” will become the second flying example.
It’s that time of year again! This weekend is Mid Atlantic Air Museum’s WWII Weekend. After only spending one day there last year, I’m looking forward to a full weekend this year.
Sadly, the P-47 Thunderbolt, Jacky’s Revenge, pictured above will not be in attendance this year. Last Friday, it suffered what is believed to be engine failure and was landed in the Hudson River. It’s pilot, Bill Gordon, drowned when the plane sank before he was able to get out of the harness. My condolences go out to the Gordon Family and to the folks at the American Airpower Museum.
In honor of Veteran’s Day earlier this week, I thought I would share a photo of one of the greatest planes flown by the greatest generation. Andrew McKenna put on an awesome demonstration of the P-51D’s capabilities during the 2015 Mid-Atlantic Air Museum’s WWII Weekend.