A few shots from a visit to the hangars of the Amicale Jean-Baptiste Salis
association. They put on a classic airshow every June. This is a lot more than a hobby for these guys, it's a lifestyle. A lot of their wives are wingwalkers
My brother is really into classic aircraft so I just gave him my 6D (with the 40mm pancake on it as usual) & let him go nuts with it (so the exposure & composition aren't really my "style"). It was pretty dark in there but he still got some cool snaps of rare warbirds.Ju-52
, Luftwaffe tri-motor transport:Fi 156 "Storch"
, Luftwaffe STOL. The guy that gave us the tour had flown this one a couple of times. The Luftwaffe rescued Mussolini with a Storch in the Gran Sasso raid
. Modern replicas have takeoff rolls as short as 30 meters.
"Zhey don't make zhem like ziss anymore, do zhey".
The detail on the engine cowling on this thing was amazing:
Detail of the canvas on the "Moustique":The Pink Lady
, the last airworthy B17 that saw active duty during WWII:
Freshly built wings awaiting canvas (biplanes need 4 wings, that's a lot of work!)
Renault inline 4 engine undergoing restoration: