64-1014 at Reno Sparks, Nevada for the retirement of the RF-4C on 27/9/95
69-0249 at Gowen Field, Boise on 2/10/95
pair of USN QF-4's including 152250 at Point Mugu Airshow 24/9/95
At Nellis AFB, Nevada 15/9/95 with the hook hanging.
by a four ship at Reno for the retirement of the RF-4C on 27/9/95
shot of 69-7558 this time in special markings for the disbandment
of the 561st FS, Nellis AFB, Nevada on 22/3/96.
65-0883 at Birmingham IAP, Alabama 29/4/93
interest in aviation was initiated by my father
who had worked in the business all his life, he is also a keen photographer
and as they say "like father like son" I have similar hobbies. Although
I began going to Airshows with my parents, the bug really bit in the late seventies
when I had my own transportation.
many years I learnt the hard way about cameras, film and composing photographs,
I am sure many others remember the "dots" that returned from the processors
that were proudly shown as "It's a Starfighter" or some other fine
aircraft of the day, for the amount of detail it might as well have been a bug
on the viewfinder!
time progressed, so did the level of knowledge, I have tried all types and manufacturers
of film, and now only use Kodachrome 25/64 with Canon auto focus cameras and
lenses, some good friends using 300mm f2.8 lenses persuaded me in the late eighties
that this was the way to go, and until this year, when I purchased the new Canon
100-400 IS there had been nothing to touch the big lens. I can recommend this
new zoom lens, although not 100%, generally the results are excellent, the odd
error can probably be put down to operator trouble, otherwise the photo's are
difficult to distinguish from the 300mm prime lens plus the benefits of the
zoom are enormous, the most recent examples of Lakenheath Eagles on my
site are with this lens.
interests now are the United States Forces, I enjoy travelling around America
and welcome the return of the colours that for so long have been missing from
the aircraft, If you have any questions you can contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
I hope you enjoy the photographs.