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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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Sean D. Tucker, the Man and the Machine

By: Category: Air Show PerformersAirshows

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This article with photos is the third of three parts written by Kevin Burke, who was fortunate to witness Sean D. Tucker’s flying prowess closer than most! The 2018 air show campaign will be Mr. Tucker’s final solo aerobatic season.

The Man – Sean D. Tucker

To endure the extreme physical demands of his performance and remain G tolerant, Tucker maintains a physical training schedule, working out more than 340 days per year.

Tucker practices his air show routine as many as three times every day during the air show season.

During his 13 minute Sky dance performance, Tucker will pull more than 9 positive G forces and more than seven negative G forces.

More than half of Tucker’s power aerobatic maneuvers are unique.

Tucker is the world’s only pilot to perform the triple ribbon cut, in whic...

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The Yarram Centenary of Flight

By: Category: Airports Around the WorldAirshowsAntiqueWarbird

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The Yarram Centenary of Flight on 17.3.2018 celebrated 100 years of flight in Yarram, in particular the first war operation of military aircraft in Australia, in commemorating the search for the German commerce Raider SMS Wolf. A Royal Aircraft Factory F.E.2b “Battleplane”, serial A778, presented to the Commonwealth by Mr A M Simpson, was sent on detachment from Point Cook (then the Australian Military Forces’ Central Flying School) to join the search off the Victorian coast for the German ship. Captain Frank McNamara, V.C., was appointed Officer Commanding, Air Reconnaissance, South Gippsland...

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