View Post

Venerable War Heros

In Aviation by Patrick

You arrive early to get along the flight line fence. Stake out your spot and begin getting to know your neighbors for the next 6-8 hours. There for the same reasons I am and that is the love of aviation photography both old and new. I personally have a soft spot for the warbirds. Especially the ones that are veterans …

View Post

Barnstorming Days

In Aviation by Patrick

The golden days of aviation are so romantic to me. Open cockpits, biplanes and feeling the wind on your face giving you the feeling that you are heaven bound just cannot be beat! Many of these gorgeous aircraft are still flying today thanks to efforts of passionate individuals with a love of aviation. This super Stearman is just one of …

View Post

Love of Aviation Photography

In Aviation by Patrick

My father recently passed away and I was pondering life without him, memories came flooding back as we were going through some of his things with my mother. One of the items I pulled from the closet was a shoebox full of pictures. It got me to thinking as I was sorting through these. Some of my earliest memories of …

View Post

The F/A -18 Super Hornet

In Aviation by Patrick

The F/A-18 Super Hornet is the Navy’s top line aircraft. This all weather fighter is a versatile attack aircraft. Coming in both a single seat and double seat models (designated as the F/A-18F model), this impressive jet is often seen at airshows around the country displaying its slow speed handling and maneuverability. The Super Hornet has an internal 20 mm …

View Post

Elusive F22 Raptor

In Aviation by Patrick

The F-22 Raptor is the Air Force’s newest fighter aircraft. Its combination of stealth, super cruise, maneuverability, and integrated avionics, coupled with improved support ability, represents an exponential leap in war fighting capabilities. The Raptor performs both air-to-air and air-to-ground missions allowing full realization of operational concepts vital to the 21st century Air Force. The F-22, a critical component of …

View Post

Happy Birthday Boeing

In Aviation by Patrick

I was reading an article recently about the Boeing corporation celebrating its 100th birthday and it got me to thinking. Where would we be without the contributions of this company, especially during the years of WWII. Boeing was pivotal in the war in Europe with the B-17 and the B-29 bombers. It also got me thinking how at times we …

View Post

Airshow Tips

In Aviation by Patrick

With summer arriving in most of the country, one can never tell with Mother Nature sometimes, that means airshow season is in full swing. I wanted to give some tips on going to airshows. Hopefully you will find these helpful and get a chance to see many more airshows. Here we go: Equipment Although your equipment does play a vital …

View Post

History and Photography

In Aviation by Patrick

As a a kid, I loved watching history with my Dad. One of my dad’s favorite things to watch were documentaries on World War II along with all those Hollywood movies depicting war heroics. My favorites were always the movies where they talked about or showed the dogfights in the war birds. This really cemented my love of aviation and …

View Post

Generating composites

In Aviation by Patrick

One of the things that I like most about photography, especially my aviation photography, is the ability to take those images and recreate something that is historically accurate in the form of a composite. Simply seeing historic war birds in flight is exhilarating enough, but taking those pictures and compiling them into a dogfight or naval battle is really fun. …

View Post

Arsenal of Democracy

In Aviation by Patrick

This is a very poignant tribute to those who offered all so we can have what we do today. Hopefully this video will inspire you to pay tribute to those men and women of the greatest generation.