I received an e-mail from a dear friend yesterday. He told me that his Father (75) had sky dived on Sunday 09/11 thus checking off another to-do on his bucket list. I thought, wow that’s really cool, too bad we weren’t there at the same time and I’m sorry I missed that.
As the above image shows, it turns out that I didn’t miss it. While I never saw my friend the entire time we were out there, I did capture some images of his Father on his great adventure. Pretty cool.
I love these types of events. Especially the vintage planes and specifically the WWII era planes. There were three versions of the T-28 trainer on display and we had the opportunity to watch two of them start-up and take off (what a wonderful sound those big radial engines make.) This plane was the Navy version of the T-28 and it had the big arrest-er hook on the rear of the plane.
This T-28 is the Marine version. I’ve seen this plane several times so it must belong to a local aviator. When this plane taxied off I was standing about 8 feet away and prop wash from that big engine was strong enough to push me back a few steps.
I shot over 255 images. Not all were keepers but there are some more images I want to post in the next couple of days. This image is of a beautiful red and gold trimmed biplane. When he parked the plane I was shooting directly into the sun so the colors and the image are a little washed out I have some better images of it for tomorrow.
Thank you, as always, for stopping by. Enjoy your day and be careful.