Some War-Birds for you today. It was a disappointing year for me this year. They were taking off and landing on the farthest runway and for that matter they taxied the wrong way as well. Still it is always fun to see them and hear those big powerful radial engines roar.
Enjoyable day yesterday. I did yard work most of the morning and then Jeanne and I went for a pretty long walk in the afternoon. I was able to finish up a project that I needed to get out the door so I was glad to have that done.
I counted 30 war-birds on the tarmac Sunday. Plus I saw two P51 Mustangs. I would have loved to see them take off but I simply ran out of time and wasn’t able to hang around long enough.
Some of the planes took off and must have done some practicing of their formation flying. I thought perhaps they were on their way to the airshow but they came back before I had to leave.
That’s it for today. Hope you have a great day. Thanks for stopping by the blog and be careful.
It’s hot and it’s mid-July so that means the war-birds are here to practice for their presentation at the big air show at Oshkosh.
I got up early this morning and drove out to the airport. My hope was that there would be an early morning flight of the war-birds. I was lucky in that respect but unlucky in that the wind was such they took off on the far runway and I couldn’t get a good shot of them.
I walked into the Jet Service entrance and they were nice enough to let me out on the tarmac long enough to get some static shots of the aircraft.
Once I got a few shots I headed for the observation area so I could watch them. I thought at first (from looking at the wind sock) they might use runway 130 but they used 180, which is the furthermost runway from the observation area.
They only made one pass over the airfield and then flew out away from the airport to where ever they practice their maneuvers.
So it wasn’t the best photo shoot opportunity but anytime I can combine photography with aircraft (especially) old war-birds it’s a pretty special time for me.
Got to spend a little time with Angie and the grand kids this morning and read them some of their favorite stories. Great time.
Thanks for stopping by the blog. Enjoy your day. Keep cool and be careful.
A short post today as I’m running late. We enjoyed the fly in breakfast yesterday at Dubuque Regional Airport. Angie and the kids joined us as Ben was on call and at the hospital.
Joshua loved all the airplanes again this year, but unlike last year now he wants to ride in them. Next year he will want to do the controls. 🙂
I did take several pictures of the airplanes. I would have taken a lot more but Gabby wanted Papa to hold her and I’m not going to pass up a chance like that.
There weren’t as many war birds as there has been in the past. This one is a scaled down replica of the T-28. There were three of those at the breakfast.
There was a helicopter giving rides for $40. The ride lasted about 8 minutes. They were also giving rides in small fixed wing aircraft. I didn’t inquire about those prices.
I ran into an old friend of mine while standing in line for breakfast. He also has diabetes and he introduced me to a couple of his friends who also have diabetes.
I only ate the scrambled eggs and some sausage links but I noticed they had pancakes, potatoes and milk. I asked them how they could eat like that without getting into a sugar problem. The answer, they take insulin. I would rather do without some of those things than take the shot. 🙂
That’s it for today. Enjoy your Monday. Thanks for stopping by the blog and be careful.
Happy Friday ~ 238
Long week so I’m happy to see Friday come. Hopefully I can catch up on the work that I’ve missed while training. I hate being behind.
The Cardinal above is for my friend Ronnie. He loves cardinals. This guy and his spouse live across the yard at my neighbor’s tree. He comes to the sanctuary a couple times a day and if I’m lucky one of those times is when I’m here with my camera. His wife visits less often but occasionally I have captured images of them together.
Every year around this time the “war birds” descend on Dubuque to practice for their performance given next week at the great Oshkosh Air Show. There may be up to 20 of them before the show starts and their big radial engines can be heard all around Dubuque.
I always go to the airport and capture some images of them. So last night on the way home I saw two of them flying near the airport and I had packed my 500 mm lens with me that day in case the opportunity presented itself. So I stopped at the airport on my way home.
The conditions were not my friend yesterday. It was a gray day with some haze. Because of wind direction they were taking off and landing on runway 18 /36, which is farthest runway from the observation area. Normally they will take off on runway 13 / 27 so they are very close.
Also last evening they didn’t fly over the airport as they have in the past. Looking back I have hundreds of these images in my files but I still like to shoot them.
That’s it for today. Enjoy your day. Thank you Kathy for your very thoughtful words, well spoken and true.