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The Great Cities of the American Revolution Flyover

By: Category: Aviation HistoryAviation PhotographyEventsFormation FlyingMilitarySpecial EventU.S. Air ForceU.S. Marine Corps

The Great Cities of the American Revolution Flyover by Daniel O. Myers

2020 marked the nation’s 244th birthday. Due to nationwide Covid-19 virus concerns, most activities normally associated with the holiday (fireworks, parades, concerts, etc.) were canceled. In an effort to honor America’s Independence Day in a safe manner, President Trump requested the DoD conduct military flybys over various parts of the country.

The weekend festivities kicked off on Friday July 3rd with the president giving a speech at Mount Rushmore, SD that was preceded by a military flyover consisting of two USAF B-1Bs and three F-16s, four Army HH-60s, and the grand finale- the USN Blue Angels ‘Bomb-Burst’ over Mount Rushmore...

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Westchester County- NBAA Biz Jet Show 2019

By: Category: Aviation PhotographyBusiness AviationEventsHelicoptersSpecial Event

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I was invited to attend the “NBAA White Plains Regional Forum” in White Plains, New York, on June 6th, 2019. I had no idea what this was. First I thought “NBA” = “National Basketball Association”. Maybe it was the NBA Draft in White Plains; Mmmmm, something at some hotel in town? I later found out it was being held at the White Plains Airport – Westchester County Airport (HPN) – and it was the Regional Exposition for the NBAA: the “National Business Aircraft Association”. OK, great, – its going to be a few “Company” jets and maybe 75 cars max. Then I got to HPN and it was like a gigantic air show!

Numerous police cars were positioned to direct traffic off of I-684 into the ...

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Shooting Oshkosh

By: Category: AirshowsAntiqueEAA AirVentureEventsFly-inGeneral AviationHelicoptersMilitarySeaplanesWarbird

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One air show I always look forward to shooting is EAA AirVenture. Located in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, AirVenture is a massive show to cover. PhotoRecon will have four (4) photojournalists on site this year to provide coverage of this event. It’s a 7-day event that will leave you wanting more!

As a photographer, my best advice is to have a plan. Perhaps you want to photograph a favorite performer and there is always something special to see in the Warbirds area. Check the schedule and make a schedule. The last few years, I have let myself wander without knowing where to go. I simply followed the sounds of the airplanes and shot whatever I saw. I don’t suggest this. This year I’ll plant myself on the flight line Saturday and Sunday shooting the arrivals...

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