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Hi Erik.
Thanks for the explanation, that makes a lot of sense.

Cheers Graham.

It is a shame they couldn't find one for you to photograph that hadn't been pounded on with a hammer!  :o

Believe it or not but those dents weren't made with a hammer - but the refuelling probe of a KC-135R or KC-10A tanker! By putting the refuelling nozzle so close to the nose of the aircraft, it frequently will "bump" into the nose or get dragged along the nose.

It actually did bring out its kid sister but she wasn't looking any better either :)


 

Haha, well you can't see the stars during the day...maybe you can at high altitude.  I was just saying it was confusing because it was making me think your flight initiated in pre-dawn hours, but it didn't...did it?

It was the best I could think of! :) I think we didn't get airborne until 17:30 with all the delays and all. There were definitely no stars visible in the sky, in fact all I could see was grey goo! It doesn't help when your front seater tells you...."Geesh look at that crap out there. Will you believe it that we have clear visibility here for about 362 days a year?".

As you are not on an official fun ride, how do you manage to keep the viewfinder to your eye and not smash the lens against the canopy or worse still, have it smash against your nose?

That's always an interesting one - you sort of don't. That is, you can't put the viewfinder to your eye as you would normally do, because the helmet visor and oxygen mask are in the way. So you actually look through the view finder at a greater distance than you might be used to, which is a great way of getting really sick in that back seat. I know a few photographers that normally have no problems flying or performing aerobatics but will usually lose their lunch once or twice throughout a photo flight for that very same reason.

In terms of not hitting the canopy, well you can fit a rubber hood to the lens. Some I know use a cut-out mouse pad that fits around the opening the lens. I have used the rubber hood at times and other times I have just made sure not to hit the canopy. Especially in the F-16, the canopy is quite spacious and there is plenty of "room" around you to work in.
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Hi Gazzo.
Many thanks for posting the pics of the Messerscmitts, such iconic aircraft, it is reassuring that some survive despite their legacy.

Cheers Graham.

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Messerschmitt 109 & 262 at "Hahnweide"/Germany












I love these!

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Who would think that we'd get to see a 109 and 262 in formation in modern times? Well done!!



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Gazzo: 

To my eyes the Ryan STA is one of the most beautiful planes built.  (In strange contrast, the PT-22 trainer derived from it is one of the most awkward and ungainly.)  It's also very rare.
 
That's a cute Stampe above it, too.

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Hallo,

Messerschmitt 109 & 262 at "Hahnweide"/Germany












I love these!

Great shots! I had no idea that a flying ME-262 even existed!! Is it a restored plane or a replica?

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Hallo,

the Messerschmitt Me 262 is a replica with General Electric J85/CJ-610 Jet Engines, not the original Juno.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Messerschmitt_Me_262
http://www.lexikon-der-wehrmacht.de/Waffen/Me262.htm
http://www.flugmuseum-messerschmitt.de/

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Hallo,

the Messerschmitt Me 262 is a replica with General Electric J85/CJ-610 Jet Engines, not the original Juno.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Messerschmitt_Me_262
http://www.lexikon-der-wehrmacht.de/Waffen/Me262.htm
http://www.flugmuseum-messerschmitt.de/

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Ah, it's a replica. Still a beatiful plane though. Thanks for the links!

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Hallo,

Messerschmitt 109 & 262 at "Hahnweide"/Germany












It's amazing what you learn on CR . I had no idea that there were any ME262s left flying ! ( You're sure this isn't one of Dirk Pitts finds hidden deep under a mountain in typical Clive Cussler fashiion ?  ;)  ). as well on the Mossey on page one.

Looking at your pictures of the 109 and 262 together makes me think just how bad the visibility must have been from the 109. The pilot seems to have far less field of view than the 262 pilot. A bit like APS against FF   :-X

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Hallo,

the Messerschmitt Me 262 is a replica with General Electric J85/CJ-610 Jet Engines, not the original Juno.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Messerschmitt_Me_262
http://www.lexikon-der-wehrmacht.de/Waffen/Me262.htm
http://www.flugmuseum-messerschmitt.de/

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The airframe is a replica too?  Or is it an original airframe with different engines?

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