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If you are an aviation enthusiast this Niche Zone is for you. Feel free to post your photos and stories of all things avionic in this club. This is an open club, meaning that you do not have to join to post. All are welcome!
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  2. Akira

    Fort Worth Alliance 2019 Show

    All images are stunning, David! I especially like the second and the last ones. You captured unbelievable moments!
  3. David Franks

    2019 Wings Over Dallas

    A gorgeous North American T-6A Texan (N9790Z) Lifting Off During The Wings Over Dallas Event
  4. David Franks

    2019 Wings Over Dallas

    A 1947 fully restored Beech D18S (C-45) photo pass
  5. vivionm

    2019 Wings Over Dallas

    Yes. This was in the 1980s.
  6. David Franks

    2019 Wings Over Dallas

    Wow! That ride would cost $1000 plus these days.
  7. vivionm

    2019 Wings Over Dallas

    I visited Chino once. I was offered a ride in a P-38 (for $50) but could not accept because I had my young daughter with me and did not wish to leave her alone.
  8. David Franks

    2019 Wings Over Dallas

    Thanks Vivion. No, Chino is on my someday bucket list. I usually focus on the immediate area of north and central Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas and Kansas. Actually the Corsair is a beautiful aircraft in the air. Powerful yet graceful as she twists and turns. But when she points her nose toward the ground she becomes angry and menacing and you realize how and why she got the nickname whistling death.
  9. vivionm

    2019 Wings Over Dallas

    Nice photo of the Corsair. I have never seen one except in photos and movie footage (Baa Baa Blacksheep) but the aircraft always struck me as ugly. I imagine that you have been to Chino. And you may even know Tom Cleaver.
  10. David Franks

    2019 Wings Over Dallas

    1943 Goodyear FG-1D Corsair (N9964Z) caught on takeoff
  11. David Franks

    2019 Wings Over Dallas

    A gorgeous North American T-6G Texan (N6253C) providing ride flights at the event
  12. David Franks

    Fort Worth Alliance 2019 Show

    Same here Mike, guess I was around 7 or 8. Once together it was almost indestructible as I recall, perfect for a young boy to play with outside.
  13. David Franks

    2019 Wings Over Dallas

    Couple shots of a SNJ-5 in training squadron colors (Navy version of the T-6 Texan)
  14. Mike G

    Fort Worth Alliance 2019 Show

    As a young boy one of the first Plastic “Airfix” models I made was of a Mig 17! Maybe 58 years ago! 😎
  15. Maarten

    2019 Wings Over Dallas

    Love the prop blur in the first photo.
  16. Maarten

    Fort Worth Alliance 2019 Show

    Fantastic images. And what a cool build, that Yak 110. Thanks for posting. Would love to see more.
  17. vivionm

    Stampe SV-4

    Hi Mike, On principle, I will not pay for what used to be free.
  18. Mike G

    Stampe SV-4

    Vivion, why don’t you post from your desktop?
  19. vivionm

    Stampe SV-4

    One (perhaps last) try to post a photo on this site. What a palaver. https://www.airliners.net/photo/Sky-Venture/Stampe-Vertongen-SV-4/1542504?qsp=eJwtjDEOwkAMBP/img6JIh18AAo%2BYNkrciLkTrYVOEX5O3eBbnZWmpUkz4FP3GsBDeRgk5EOVNj45TSs9ER9Z9PGtKQl5bm9ni0utRnlwFkEJaB/fzWF9Qsue%2BjRw6eOsNtvHfvU5GXivYLgNNG2fQHFVS9/
  20. David Franks

    Fort Worth Alliance 2019 Show

    Since Bell Helicopter is one of the primary sponsors of the Fort Worth Alliance show they rolled out their latest ride still undergoing flight tests. The Bell Helicopter Textron Inc. V-280 Rotorcraft (Developmental) (N280BH) named Valor with a L-39 chase plane.
  21. David Franks

    2019 Wings Over Dallas

    Each year the Commemorative Air Force (CAF) hosts and event at their Dallas Texas headquarters called Wings Over Dallas. This year the event was held last weekend and it was their biggest show to date at that location. I'll post photos as I develop them, but to start here are a couple of FiFi, one of only two WWII era Boeing B-29 Super Fortresses in the world that still fly. Beautiful, powerful, loud and graceful are some of the words I use to describe FiFi. Nothing like watching this huge aircraft take to the air with her four radial engines at full song.
  22. Dallas

    Runway Shot

    This I may have posted on FZ before, but thought I would share again. It's from a shoot I did last year, covering the first BA London-Durban direct flight. Was quite an experience riding in the Follow Me vehicle.
  23. Dallas

    Fort Worth Alliance 2019 Show

    That sure is a weird aircraft in the first pic! Thanks for posting these, David.
  24. A few shots from the Fort Worth Alliance airshow held a couple of weeks ago - A very unusual bird. Take two Yak 55 airframes + One J85 jet engine and mash them together. to get a Yak 110 (N110JY) Randy Ball in his MIG 17 taking it easy on some very high performance cars. Messed up here having my shutter speed set for a jet aircraft which makes the cars look like they were standing still, which they certainly were not. Randy Ball making a photo pass in his MIG 17
  25. Dallas

    Planes spotted

    No hotlinking allowed from that host by the tone of the denial message.
  26. Mike G

    Planes spotted

    The website is refusing access!
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