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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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My Trip To New Zealand, 1998

By: Category: AirlinersAirports Around the WorldAirshows

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A trio of us journeyed to New Zealand in 1998, and spent the better part of two weeks touring the country. Of course, aviation was the main reason to go for me… the Warbirds Over Wanaka air show was a big draw, but a few museums and flying adventures were thrown in too. We flew into Auckland from LAX, and later flew south to Christchurch. During the trip I took a flight in a Consolidated PBY Catalina and did a splash ‘n go in Lake Wanaka, as well as an aerial tour of Milford Sound (we got socked in below the mountain tops but our flight of two threaded the needle and got through a pass into clear weather after a few minutes and a 360 turn over a glacial lake.

Air New Zealand and its subsidiaries, or rival Ansett New Zealand  were prevalent at every major airport, but along the way, sight...

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“Reno is Not Just Another Air Show…” According to Steve Lewis

By: Category: Air RacesAir Show PerformersAirshowsNational Championship Air RacesSpecial Event

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Ever since I was a very young boy, I’ve had a dream of making it to Stead Field in Nevada for the Reno Air Races. Whether it was family commitments, finances, Army training, or deployments, something always seemed to come up keeping me from attending. Finally, this past September, I was able to fulfill that dream.

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Growing up near (practically ‘at’) Van Nuys Airport in Southern California, I would regularly see air racers such as ‘Rare Bear’, ‘Risky Business’, ‘Misfit’, ‘The Healer’, ‘The Believer’, ‘The Miracle Maker’, and ‘Snoopy’. I remember seeing other famous Unlimited racers such as ‘White Lightning’, ‘Cottonmouth’, ‘Miss America’, and ‘Dago Red’ on occasion as well...

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